A job is a paid position of regular employment that consists of specific duties, expectations and responsibilities

So, how can I get one?

There are a variety of ways you can get a job but the key to securing employment is to stay positive and have a go-get attitude, because it doesn’t always happen overnight.

Section breakdown…

  1. How to get a job

  2. The benefits

  3. Job seeking advice

  4. Hints, tips and progression

  5. Useful links

What could I gain from a job?

  • Money… earning your own money gives you more freedom, but also brings responsibility!
  • Friends/Colleagues… meet new people who could become lifelong friends
  • Confidence… a big boost to your self confidence and recognising that you’re valued for what you can bring to the table
  • Transferable Skills… even if you don’t stay at that company forever, you’ll learn skills which you can take with you and apply to other roles or businesses
  • Experience… get that all important experience and unlock future opportunities

Thinking of a career in the construction industry?

Check out CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)

CITB can help you access the right qualifications, training and skills to develop your career in construction.

Need guidance on how to land your dream job? Want to progress in the industry? Take a look at the CITB careers progression tool, developed especially to support you with your goals.

Check out the CITB website for everything you need to know about starting, working and progressing in the construction industry.

Interested in a construction apprenticeship? Check out bconstructive 

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IconRemember: go techno as well as retro

TECHNO:

Make the most of technology

– Bookmark and visit universal jobmatch regularly

– Visit the job sections of company websites (top tip: usually found under ‘About’ or ‘Contact’)

– Have you been on Twitter? Employers are tweeting job roles to make it easier to reach people (tip: we tweet vacancies so follow @torbayspace!)

– Use job search websites such as indeed and reed

– Put yourself out there and upload your professional CV online so recruiters and companies can find you

– Network online: create a professional LinkedIn account

– If it’s the done thing in your industry, create a portfolio to showcase your work

RETRO:

Use the old school methods

– Look at the job sections in both national and local newspapers

– Join a local recruitment agency, explain what type of employment you would like, your skills and your availability

– Contact your local careers advisor service for guidance, support and advice on job seeking

– Use your initiative and be pro-active, keep your eyes open for local vacancies advertised in windows notice boards etc and try handing out your CV  and cover letter – its worth a shot!

– Network, pop along to local recruitment events

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement"

− Helen Keller

"Every new day is another chance to change your life"

− Anonymous

tSpace’s Top 5 Tips:

Job Seeking Advice:

1. Are you prepared to start your job hunt?

– Have you got a strong CV? And do you know how to write a successful Cover Letter?
– Do you know what area location is realistic for you to find work in?

2. Focus your job search, it will be a lot easier for you to find a job in an industry that you like and your skills apply to

3. Don’t apply for a job as soon as you find it…

-Research the company
-Identify your skills against the candidate requirements in the job advertisement
-Ensure you have fully understood the job role, requirements, expectations and responsibilities

4. Think outside the box and be proactive!

5. Remain positive throughout your job hunt, it is not going to be easy but it will pay off in the end

IconFind job seeking tips at The Daily Jobseeker

Hints, Tips & Progression

PROGRESSION: To progress in the world of work, gain skills and gain professional relationships through networking

TIP: Ensure your CV is correct and professional

HINT: Download job search Apps! They have been created for people like you

PROGRESSION: Once in employment grasp any training opportunities that are available to you

TIP: Ensure you are prepared for any interview that you are offered

HINT: Careers South West can help you start your career, have you spoken to them?

PROGRESSION: Once in employment, look for job progression opportunities that will help you progress in your job role and career

TIP: Talk to a career advisor or the Jobcentre Plus for guidance on finding a job, they know their stuff!

HINT: Most recruitment agencies advertise full-time, part-time and temporary job positions, have you contacted an agency?

What Next?

Want to get a job? these links will help...

CV & Cover Letter

Want to start applying for jobs? You’re going to need a stand out CV and a strong Cover Letter. Click the link to view our CV & Cover Letter section.

Interviews

Time to brush up on those interview skills? Visit our helpful section with the best interview hints and tips.

Skills

To ensure you have the best chance of securing employment visit our skills section to find out how you can improve your skill set.