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Advice for using a career finder

There are many different career finders and jobs prospects websites available online, but which are the best and most useful? If you are trying to decide what your future career or job will be, then there are a few websites that you may find useful along with some general advice on how to plan your life!

Fish4Jobs

Features Fish4Jobs is an excellent online job finder. The website offers a specific service, catering for everybody's needs. You might be a student looking for a part time job, or a graduate seeking a full time position, the website offers these as search options. You may select permanent, temporary, contract or consultancy to bring up the results you are looking for. Secondly, you can search by area, and even within certain distances of that area. Finally, you can select the job sector to browse jobs countrywide. With up to 36 categories, there is something for everyone with all levels of education, experience and qualification. To apply for a job online, all you have to do is fill in your name, email address, and upload a copy of your CV. This website is great if you are looking for a compact, reliable site that advertises jobs.

Prospects

However, if you're looking for advice and guidance on a potential career path before you even begin to apply for jobs, then look no further than Prospects, the UK's leading graduate careers site. The careers advice pages are comprehensive and informative. There are sections with advices on how to write a great CV, how to impress at an interview, and even advices to your subject of interest or qualification. So if you search for "English", the website will bring up many jobs to which your degree may apply, such as teacher, journalist, and so on. Equally, there is advice on internships and further postgraduate study. My prospects This is a great section, which allows you to fill in a personal profile, detailing your interests, qualifications, skills, and subject area, then allowing you to match these profiles to potential jobs. The website guides you through the process, and helps you formulate any ideas.

Final tips for finding your career online

Know your subject area Make sure you know what area you want to work within, even if it's as vague as "social work". This will give you something to work with. Be prepared to volunteer or intern for experience
You can't just walk into a job without experience. Even if you have a degree, you need to demonstrate your skills, and most people will do this through work experience. And if you already have extensive experience, make sure you know how to show that it was relevant.

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