Job trends

Boy interviewKnowing where the jobs are and ...

... using job information when planning your career helps you make successful career choices

In this section you'll be able to ...

... identify where the jobs are now and where they could be in the future - this is labour market information. This National Careers Service video explains more. Job trends information helps career planning, supports decisions about future study and training options and provides helpful information when changing your job.

Find out about:

Many employers are looking for people with robust problem solving skills, innovative thinkers, and good communication skills.
Fiona Thurlbeck talking about the Leeds City Region.

Careerometer lets you search and compare jobs - just keep searching and selecting

Where the work is - lets you explore the range of 'mid-skilled' jobs - jobs for new entrants at Level 2, 3 and 4, including the likely number of job openings, competition for openings and average salary for experienced staff, nationally and across regions. It offers a guide only and should be used along side other information or as part of a discussion.

Page updated August 2017

Job search help

Person using a computer to search for a jobHelp finding a job

As well as our Recruitline Vacancies Logo 220w, you can find vacancies advertised in newspapers, on job search and company websites and Jobcentre Plus. Many jobs are never advertised, so you should ask your family, friends and local employers about vacancies, and where possible leave some information about yourself, such as your CV.

Below are examples of and information on letters of application and CVs. There is also information on job hunting in careersinfo logo, including help with CVs, application forms and going for an interview, ask your careers adviser or teacher for the code to login. You can also use social media to find jobs but before you do, watch this National Careers Service video to make sure you avoid the pitfalls.

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Paige

Job search tips, as told to recently qualified apprentice Lorna, by apprentice Paige. Listen to Paige talking to Lorna or read it (260kb PDF). See the full interview on our YouTube Channel

Need a CV?

A CV is a statement about you and what you can do. Use it to tell an employer why they should think about interviewing you, including your:
  • Skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal characteristics
  • Academic and other achievements
Need to check out health concerns? Contact your nearest Health & Safety Executive for advice about employment and medical conditions.

Don’t underestimate yourself but be sure you can prove what you say. Think about what is most important to the type of employer you want to work for AND think about the order you say things in. It should be no more than two sides of A4 and clearly set out, using headings, spaces and bullet points.

We look for people who like to solve problems ... and talk to each other to improve processes. Manager, Cummins Huddersfield.

Choose the right template for you:

Tip: if you're adding a CV to a jobsite or employer website you're not sure about don't include personal information like your NI number or address, or the name and address of your referee(s)

I have little or no work experience 

I have done lots of different jobs

I've got experience but want to apply for a job I have never done before

I want to continue in the type of  job I've done before

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Try some of these other sources of help

 

Need help writing a covering letter or spec letter to send with your CV or application form?

Example letters

Work clubs

Find your nearest work club

Page updated end of October 2017

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