Getting Started

Whether you’re looking to find out more about flexible working, work from home jobs, self employment, or you just want to know how to start looking for work, we’ve got you covered. With a wide range of tips on all aspects of choosing and finding a job, you’ll be able to gather all the information you need to start your career.

Top companies hiring March 2021

Job numbers on reed.co.uk are at their highest level since the pandemic began. Here are just five great companies hiring with us this month.

Five reasons to start a new career in adult social care

Considering a career in Care? To help inspire you, here’s five reasons why care workers love their jobs (and how you could too).

Five personal qualities valued by employers

To make sure you’re highlighting your attributes as well as your skills, here are five personal qualities most valued by employers.

Top companies hiring February 2021

Need a new challenge this month? You’re in luck. Here are five great companies hiring throughout February, and beyond.

Top companies hiring January 2021

If you’re ready to say ‘New Year, New Career’, and actually mean it, here are five great companies searching for staff right now.

Top companies hiring December 2020

You don’t have to wait until January to find a job you love. Here are just five great companies hiring right now (and into 2021).

Flexible working

Full-time hours vs. part-time hours: What you need to know

Here’s everything you need to know about full-time hours and part-time hours – and how to work out which one is right for you.

How to: Fit work around studying

Not sure you can juggle work and study effectively? To make sure you’re not compromising the quality of your studies or taking on too much, here’s our essential guide to fitting work around studying:

11 things you realise when you start working from home

If you’ve found yourself suddenly working from home for the foreseeable future, here are 11 things you’ve probably realised.

How to make your home office setup work better for you

To make sure your home workspace has everything you need, here are our top tips on how to make your home office setup work better for you.

How to manage workers remotely 

To ensure you and your team remain on track throughout the coronavirus pandemic, here are our top tips on how to manage workers remotely.

How to stay productive while working from home

To help you maintain productivity during COVID-19, here are our top tips on how to stay productive while working from home.

Five benefits of flexi time working

Want to choose when you work? It might actually be possible. We’ve already covered the basics of what you need to know about flexi time working, but here’s a quick rundown of how it could benefit you:

Working hours: What you need to know

To ensure you’re working within your rights (and to answer any questions you may have), here’s everything you need to know about working hours.

Flexitime: What you need to know

All work and no play? Flexitime might be for you. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about working on a flexitime basis:

How to: Ask for flexible working hours

Before you start asking your employer what flexible working options are available, it’s absolutely vital that you cover the essentials, stay positive, and share the right information. To make sure your request isn’t overlooked, here’s how to ask for flexible working hours in the right way:

What is work-life integration?

All work and no play? You can fix that. To help you figure out how to incorporate it (and to give you an idea of what it is), here’s everything you need to know about work-life integration.

Pay and benefits for temporary and agency workers

Tempted to start temping? The Money Advice Service explains some of the key things you need to know to get started, and how you get paid as a temporary worker:

How to start looking for work

Five personal qualities valued by employers

To make sure you’re highlighting your attributes as well as your skills, here are five personal qualities most valued by employers.

18 inspirational new job quotes

Just about to start a new role, and looking for some words of wisdom? Here are 18 of our favourite inspirational new job quotes.

How to: Manage your mental health whilst jobseeking

To help you take the process one step at a time, here are some of our top tips on how to manage your mental health whilst looking for work.

Five fundamentals of career success

Here are five fundamentals of career success, courtesy of James Reed’s brand new book, Life’s Work: 12 Proven Ways to Fast Track Your Career.

Beauty therapy careers: how to get started

We spoke to The International Career Institute (ICI), an independent provider of over 50 distance learning courses, to find out their top tips on how to break into the beauty industry.

How to get a job in HR (without any experience)

We spoke to AVADO, the UK’s No.1 online provider of professional qualifications, to find out how you can break into the HR industry.

Return to work interview tips 

Ready to go back to work? We spoke to Deloitte, the largest professional services network in the world, to find out how to nail your interview after a career break.

How to: Find remote work

Want to work from home. Every. Single. Day? To make sure you’re first in line, here’s how to find remote work – and actually get it.

How to: Get a career in forensic linguistics

When it comes to forensic linguistics, words are everything. To give you a glimpse into the life of a modern day Sherlock (of the language world), here’s everything you need to know about getting a career in forensic linguistics:

Five of the best part-time jobs for students

Need to earn while you learn? A part-time job could be for you. To make sure you’re looking in the right places, here are five of the best part-time jobs for students:

Jobs for 14-year-olds

Are you 14 years’ old, and not sure whether you can work? To help you get into work, here’s everything you need to know about finding work as a 14-year-old.

Character reference template

Sometimes finding a new role really is a question of character. We’ve already covered how to get a reference, but here are a few things you need to know about writing a character reference for someone, and a template to help you get started.

Self-employment

Not going to uni: What to do next

What comes after school? It doesn’t have to be uni. If you’re considering not going to uni, here are a few options of what you could do next:

How to: Work from home

Working from home: you either love it or loathe it. To help you maintain your productivity while you’re working from home, here are some of our top tips…

Five self-employed jobs you could be doing right now

Looking for a job where you really get on with your boss? To help inspire you, here are five of the top self-employed jobs, and our tips on how to get them.

How to: Become a Contractor

Want to be your own boss? We spoke to ContactorUK, the UK’s number one IT contracting site, to find out the pros and cons – and learn how to find your first contract role.

Freelance work: What you need to know

Thinking of going freelance? To give you and insight of what freelancing is all about, here are a few things you should know:

How to: Be your own boss

So you want to be your own boss. If you’re interested in working for yourself, here’s our step-by-step guide to help you become your own boss:

Is self-employment right for me?

There’s no business like your own business. To make sure you make an informed decision on what’s best for you, here’s everything you need to know about self-employment:

Three coffee franchises you could own right now

It turns out, coffee does more than just keep us awake. To help inspire you, here are three coffee franchises you could own right now:

Is 2016 the year to become your own boss?

Looking for a new challenge? Find out why 2016 is the year to become your own boss, and what steps you need to take to start your own franchise.

How to: Code

It’s never too late to learn a new skills, with a wide range of ways to learn for people of all ages. With this in mind, here’s a quick guide to coding, and our top tips on learning how to code:

Five civil engineering projects you could be working on right now

Considering a career in civil engineering? You’ve come to the right place. Here are five of the biggest civil engineering projects you could be working on right now:

What job suits me?

Top companies hiring March 2021

Job numbers on reed.co.uk are at their highest level since the pandemic began. Here are just five great companies hiring with us this month.

Five reasons to start a new career in adult social care

Considering a career in Care? To help inspire you, here’s five reasons why care workers love their jobs (and how you could too).

Top companies hiring February 2021

Need a new challenge this month? You’re in luck. Here are five great companies hiring throughout February, and beyond.

Top companies hiring January 2021

If you’re ready to say ‘New Year, New Career’, and actually mean it, here are five great companies searching for staff right now.

Top companies hiring December 2020

You don’t have to wait until January to find a job you love. Here are just five great companies hiring right now (and into 2021).

Top companies hiring November 2020

To help you find a new start before the festive season, are just five of the top companies hiring in November on reed.co.uk.

Top companies hiring October 2020

Looking for a new start in October? Here are just five of the top companies hiring this month on reed.co.uk.

What is a line manager?

How do you become a line manager? And what are the main line management responsibilities? Here’s everything you need to know.

Five organisational skills to add to your CV

To help you add value to your applications, here’s what you need to know about organisational skills (and how to include them in your CV).  

Good customer service examples

When it comes to customer service, some go above and beyond. Here are a few examples of good customer service (and companies that do it well).

Top companies hiring September 2020

Need a new job this autumn? To help kick-start your search, here are just five great companies hiring right now.

Top companies hiring August 2020

Looking for something new this summer? To help inspire you, here are just five great companies hiring throughout August.

Where can I work?

Criminology jobs: How to get started

To help you find out which positions you might be qualified for, here’s everything you need to know about criminology jobs.

Top companies hiring October 2019

Ready to get over ‘the fear’ of jobseeking? Here are five of the top companies hiring on reed.co.uk right now – and how to apply to them.

Top companies hiring July 2019

To give you an idea of some of the roles that are out there, here are five of the best companies you could find work with this July.

Top companies hiring June 2019

Ah June, the month of wondering whether it’s warm enough to wear shorts. To help get you hired this month, here are five of the top companies hiring in June 2019.

Top companies hiring May 2019

What if you could use this month to spring-clean your career, and finally find a job you don’t hate waking up for? To help motivate you, here are five of the top companies hiring this May.

Top companies hiring April 2019

What if we told you that this month had more in store for you than copious amounts of edible spheres? To help inspire you, here are five of the best companies hiring this April.

Top companies hiring March 2019

To help you see some of the places you could be working, here are just five of the top companies hiring with us in March.

Working in Canada

Are you looking for a job in Canada? To help you turn your dream into a reality, here’s everything you need to know about working in Canada.

The top companies hiring in October 2018

Looking for a new start in October? To help bring your career back from the dead, here are five of the top companies hiring this month on reed.co.uk.

Five of the top engineering companies hiring in 2018

Looking for a career as an Engineer? To help you start your search, here are five of the top engineering companies hiring right now.

The top companies hiring in September 2018

Looking for something better in September? To help you take the plunge, here are five of the best companies hiring on reed.co.uk right now.

Working in Australia

Looking for a job down under? To help you turn your dream into a reality, here’s everything you need to know about working in Australia.

Work from home jobs

Working from home mental health tips

COVID-19 hasn’t just taken a toll on our physical health. Here are some of our top tips on how to work from home, and keep your mental health in check.

Work from home jobs

Want to work from home? Here are some careers to consider, and some of our top tips to help you get there:

Remote working interview questions

Not sure how to prove you’d be great at remote working? To help you with your interview preparation, here are five of the most common remote interview questions – and our advice on how to answer them:

Other advice on: Getting Started

Six extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Wondering how you can add a little extra to your CV? We’ve already covered whether you should include your hobbies, but here are five extracurricular activities you might want to add to your CV.

16 inspirational quotes all jobseekers should read

Great jobs aren’t always easy to find. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And to prove it, we’ve found 16 of the most inspirational quotes that are guaranteed to help you see the bright side (thanks, internet):