Source: UKCES Employers' Perspective Survey 2016, published June 2017, updated January 2018
82% of employers use more than one way to advertise theirvacancies - 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.
Source: taken from a list published by the Yorkshire Post in 2018. The companies in this list have been selected from the table of fastest growing profit-making, private, regional companies, based on turnover growth. Information has been compiled using data which is publicly available at Companies House of UK-listed companies before being verified.
It's about spending some of your free time doing something that helps other people, the community or the environment
... you don't get paid but you will gain lots of other things
If you volunteer you'll:
be helping your local community
meet new people - helping some of them
get some useful work experience
increase your confidence
feel good about helping other people
give you something to put on a CV or in an application form and talk about at interview.
All kinds of people feel better about themselves after volunteering.
Whoever you are there is always something you can do to help others, listening to someone or making them a cup of tea can be enough to help someone. There is a volunteer job for everyone and if you're worried or you need some help to volunteer, that's available too.
You can choose from a range of volunteering jobs that use your existing skills and/or help you develop new skills. The amount of time you volunteer is up to you, there are all kinds of volunteer opportunities where you can help during the week, at weekends, during the day or in the evenings.
You don't need to provide anything, you should be provided with the tools or equipment needed to do your volunteering. And other than getting to the organisation, it shouldn't cost you anything - some charities may even have funding to help volunteers get to and from their organisation. If you work with children and some adults you may need to be DBS checked to make sure you are the right kind of person to do this work.
Why not contact one of the following to find out more:
Usually the higher your qualifications, the more you're paid
The graph below shows ...
... the average gross weekly pay of full-time employees aged 16-64 by highest qualification held as researched in Quarter 1, January to March 2018 in England
Level 4 and above = for example, higher national certicate or diploma, foundation degree, degree apprenticeship or degree
Level 3 = A level or BTEC National Diploma
Level 2 = 4 GCSEs grade 9 to 4 or A* to C or BTEC First
Source: Labour Force Survey 2018; Note: the graph above does not include earnings from any additional part-time jobs/work employees may have
Those with higher qualifications tend to earn more:
the number of jobs needing higher skills, such as leadership and management skills is increasing
the need for higher level skills is expected to be the strongest in engineering, manufacturing and construction
there are likely to be more competition for lower skilled jobs in the future.
Sources: Gateway to growth: CBI / Pearson education and skill survey; The Future of Work, UKCES; Winning the Global Race, IPPR
Remember qualifications alone are not enough, skills, experience and attitude are just as important.
So if you want to earn more you need to get the best qualifications you can, consider an apprenticeship or college course, you may earn less in the short term but you should earn more for the rest of your life.