Job centre and agencies
The job centre should always be your first port of call. There will be one in Sutton, and it will specialise in local work in that area. It is worth registering with them before you look elsewhere.
Private agencies and recruitment centres
Next, try the private agencies and recruitment centres. There are some of these in every town, and Sutton is no exception. Take along an up-to-date CV, and dress neatly, as it is not unknown for agencies to send you for a job interview on the spot!
Ads in local newspapers are fewer than they were before the recession hit, but they are still a good place to look for local jobs. The Sutton Guardian and Sutton and Epsom Advertiser are the main newspapers where you are likely to find local jobs. However, if you are prepared to travel, it is worth looking at the London and national papers too.
Finding jobs online
There is a number of job sites on the Internet these days. Some of the best known are Gumtree.co.uk and Jobsonline.co.uk, but there is a number of others and it is well worth doing a search. Some of them allow you to upload your CV and others will email you when jobs fitting your requirements come along.
Approaching companies directly
Wherever you live, it is worth approaching companies directly when you are hunting for jobs, and Sutton is no exception to this rule. Dress smartly, take a number of copies of your CV, and be prepared to be polite, but persistent. Sutton council is one of the main employers in this area, so it is worth visiting them first. Try to speak to someone in charge, but in any case, leave a copy of your CV. Even if there is no work available immediately, they are likely to remember you when something comes along. Then, do the same thing for as many other companies as possible.
Happy job hunting!
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