How do employers fill their vacancies?
The answer is ...
... in lots of different ways
45% of jobs are never advertised
Source: UKCES Employers' Perspective Survey 2016, published June 2017
82% of employers use more than one way to advertise their vacancies - 91% use word of mouth, social media and their own website, and 69% use local press, careers services and Government services, such as the Jobcentre. Check notice boards and shop windows too.
This means you need to use lots of ways to find a job
Ask family and friends if they know of any jobs going, get them to spread the word that you are looking for work, and don't forget to visit local employers and leave your CV. AND search for jobs online - set up alerts to your inbox.
Page updated October 2017