Tuesday, February 26

Find A Job Online

I have been MIA on the blog front recently; starting a new job and having a sizeable commute means that thinking and writing up blog posts have been put on the bottom of the to do list. I'm hoping to write a few posts tonight so I can keep updated. Anyway, on to the main focus of this post...

Finding a job can be tough, especially being a graduate. I spoke repeatedly banged on about my struggle to find employment post uni many times. I posted about the importance of a creative CV's here and along the theme of employment I have compiled a list of great job finding sites I used that can hopefully help you too.

Creative Pool

I find that Creative Pool is a really useful site because everything is so simply organised and the search criteria can easily be adjusted. You can also search for a particular company that you're interested in and make your own profile with examples of your work.

I find the site layout to similar Facebook, which makes it easy to navigate and filled with vibrant user generated imagery. This can be such a bonus if promoting yourself on Creative Pool as people are first influenced by your work before viewing your profile.

This is a really good website for general resources such as articles and inspirations. What it also has are job listings, albeit a small selection they are all really fantastic companies and also have offers for internships. I used to check the site regularly and most days there will be a new job posting.

I regularly enjoy the "It's Nice That" articles and the job board is just as exciting with job posts from the likes of Burberry and Asos. It hosts a collection of fantastic creative roles, most of which are based in London. 

Reed is one of the biggest recruitment sites in the UK and is packed full with job opportunites. The big bonuses I found was that it saves your cover letter when you apply for a job so you can quickly adjust the note for different jobs. Another good point is that it attracts huge companies such as Amazon and Vodafone which aren't found on smaller sites.

Milkround is actually the site that I found my job on so I had to mention it in this post. Milkround is targeted primarily at undergraduates and newly graduated individuals with many graduate scheme opportunities. I found this site to be really beneficial and has a lot of information about further study and options for post grads.

This is only a brief summary of the websites that I found useful but hopefully they will help someone else land their perfect job.