How to start looking for work

How to: Find a new job

Ok, so you know what type of job you’re looking for. Our guide will help you find it, making sure you’ve considered all the options.

ATS: What you need to know

Not sure what an ATS is? We’ve got you covered. To make sure you’re clear on how an ATS works, here’s everything you need to know about applicant tracking systems:

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:

DBS Checks: What you need to know

When it comes to finding your dream role, some might ask for more than an application. To help you understand what they involve (and whether you need one), here’s everything you need to know about DBS checks:

Five of the biggest frustrations about looking for a job

Hate job hunting? You’re not alone. To help you get through it, here’s how to deal with five of the biggest jobseeking frustrations.

How to deal with losing your job

Losing a job is never easy. To help you put a positive spin on the situation, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to deal with losing your job:

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:

Five careers in housebuilding

Ready to renovate your career? To give you an idea of what you could do, here are just five of the best careers in house building, and our advice to help you get started:

What age can you start working?

Not sure what age you can start working? Here’s everything you need to know about when you can find a job – and some roles you could be doing right now.

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:

Can’t find a job: What to do next

Struggling to find your perfect position? To help you turn your search around, here are our top tips on how to deal with it – and what to do next.

How to: Use the reed.co.uk app

The reed.co.uk app: officially the most productive way to be glued to your phone. To make sure you’re getting the most out of the reed.co.uk app, here are a few of our top tips:

What does competitive salary actually mean?

More money, more…competitive salaries? To help you decode one of the most commonly used job ad terms, here’s what competitive salary actually means (and why employers use it):

Christmas jobs: 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: 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:

Boolean searching: How it could help your job search

To help ensure your search results are as accurate as possible, here’s our quick guide on Boolean searching, and how it could help your job search:

Jobs for 15-year-olds

Not sure you’re old enough to work? Think again. To make sure you pick the job that’s right for you, here are a few things to remember if you’re looking for work as a 15-year-old:

How do recruitment agencies work?

Not sure how recruitment agencies actually work? Here’s a quick guide to help you get started, and some tips to help make sure they work for you:

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:

Five reasons you should download the reed.co.uk app

Looking for a new job? We can help with that. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your job search, here are five reasons you should download the reed.co.uk app:

Eight signs an employer is not the one  

Sometimes finding the right job is as simple as finding the right employer. To make sure you know when to apply (and when to steer clear), here are eight tell-tale signs your potential employer is not the one:

What job adverts really mean

Let’s face it, job adverts aren’t always the easiest things to understand. To help you make sense of what employers really mean, we’ve decoded some of the most (over)used job advert buzzwords:

The most in-demand graduate employers 2016

Struggling to find your perfect match? Here are some of the most in-demand graduate employers hiring with reed.co.uk in 2016:

Job search: Dos and don’ts

Need to find a new job? It’s not about what you do, it’s the way that you do it. To make sure you know exactly how to tailor your search, here’s our list of job search dos and don’ts: