How to start looking for work

This section covers everything from job search dos and don’ts and what to include in your CV, as well as our key tips to help you how to find a new job, whether it’s full-time, part-time, or temp. Find out everything you need to know about looking for work now.

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 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.

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:

Five personal attributes valued by employers

Struggling to stand out? It might be time to take it personally. To make sure you’re highlighting your attributes as well as your skills, here are five personal attributes most valued by employers:

How to: Find work as an older jobseeker

As an older jobseeker, you might feel like the odds are stacked against you. We’ve already covered five of the best jobs for older people, but here’s how to find work as an older jobseeker.

Ask James: How do I find a new career at 50?

Stuggling to find career advice for older jobseekers? In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on how to find a new career at 50…

How to: Research a company before you apply

Sometimes finding the best fit requires a little legwork. To help you get started, here are our top tips on how to research company before you apply.

How to: Claim Jobseeker’s Allowance

Are you looking for financial help during your job search? Here’s a quick guide on how to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance:

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.

Five reasons to register with reed.co.uk

With hundreds of thousands of jobs from some of the UK’s biggest brands on reed.co.uk right now, there’s no better place to get going. Here are five reasons to register with reed.co.uk.

Big or small company: Which is right for you

Think size doesn’t matter? Think again. To help you decide what type of company would best suit you, here are a few potential advantages and disadvantages of working for big and small companies:

 

Personal branding: What you need to know

If you think branding is just for businesses, think again. Not sure what it’s all about? Here’s everything you need to know about personal branding:

Ask James: Should I switch careers?

Looking to enter a brand new industry, but not sure where to start? In this month’s column, James gives his advice on how to switch careers.

How to: Use job descriptions to land your dream role

To make sure you’re making the most out of the clues they could give you, here’s our guide on how using job descriptions effectively could help land your dream role: 

Christmas jobs 2018: How to find work

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. To help you embrace the holiday spirit (and earn some money at the same time) here are a few of our top tips on how to get a Christmas job:

How to: Decide what job to look for

Whether you’re new to job seeking, or you’re looking for a career change, deciding what job to look for can be tough. Here are some of our top tips.