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.

I need a job: where do I start?

We’ve already covered what type of job to look for. Here are our tops for getting your job search started:

How to: Search for jobs online

Here’s a brief guide of how to search for jobs, and some of our top tips to make sure your results are as relevant as possible.

Flexible working

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.

Flexi time: What you need to know

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

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

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.

Jobs for 16-year-olds

16 and ready to work? Here are a few jobs you can do – and a handful of helpful hints to get your career off on the right foot.

I need a job: where do I start?

We’ve already covered what type of job to look for. Here are our tops for getting your job search started:

Self-employment

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.

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…

What job suits me?

Five benefits of a return to work programme

We spoke to Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services network, to learn about Return to Work programmes – and why they could be great for your career.

Lean management: What you need to know

Want to learn a more efficient way of working? Here’s everything you need to know about lean – and how you can learn the key princples for free.

Supply teaching vs. permanent teaching – which one is right for you?

Here are the key differences between supply teaching and permanent teaching – and how to tell which one you’d be best suited to.

Where can I work?

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.

Work from home jobs

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: