“ Job Centre Online „
Due to being out of work for a considerable period of time before, I developed a special bond with this website and visited it daily. I find that it is a very large help when looking to get back into work.
The website may be specifically for finding a job, but you can also click links to help you with benefit information and claims as well as job seekers allowance which is very beneficial if you are out of work and desperately need money.
On the website you simply need to click search for a job and it comes up with a huge web page thats easy to understand. You simply type in the kind of work you are looking for, the location in which you wish to work, how far your willing to travel, hours you would like and a couple of others. I usually only fill in the hours, location and search 'all jobs' to see what is available.
Once you have completed this it comes up with a specialized search engine showing you all jobs currently on offer. You can see the name of the job, for example 'waitress', the wage/salary and location. If the job looks appealing to you from these specifications then you can click it for more.
When you have clicked on your desired job, you can see information on how to apply and everything else needed - such as specification. For example if you wanted to become a beauty therapist, it may state that you need your NVQ level 2 to be able to do the job.
There are other options available such as voluntary work and training. These will obviously help you to get the work that you would like so it is worth trying them to ensure you are more suitable to your desired employer.
It is a little hit and miss as to whether or not there are any suitable jobs, it depends what is around. I have found that a number of the jobs seem to want you to be more qualified than you need to be. As I cannot drive, most jobs are ruled out for my instantly which is a strong disadvantage. This website would be perfect for people such as labourers, travel agents, managers, waitresses and bar staff. These are the jobs I seem to see most of.
The website is completely free to use as it is set up by the government and the jobs change daily, so there is always something to catch your eye. I would recommend it to you if you are looking for a job and having no luck!
Since I am currently out of work, the job center website has become very useful and helpful. There many many links which you can use.
If you want to make a new benefit claim then there is a link you click which will take you to a new page. It will tell you what entitles you to claim benefits and different benefits you may recieve. It also gives you a telephone number which you ring to start your new claim.
If you are already on benefits or dont want to go on benefits but trying ti find work then you can do a job search. You can either do a quick job search or do a more specific search. If you want to do a more specific search then you choose what kind of work you want, whether its a job, training,career or voluntary. You can then choose what area of work you want, there is a big list but some of them include food, office, retail ect....If you dont mind you can search for all type of jobs. You then choose your area you want to work or put your post code in. You can then choose the radius, whether you want it permanment, temporay and how many hours. After that it will come up with a list of jobs which is relevant for your search.
I go on this site most days trying to find a job but most of the time nothing matches what I want. There has been jobs which Ive applied for but the vacancy had already gone.
In conclusion this site is useful if out of work but may not be able to find a job straight away.
Provides help and advice on jobs and training for people who can work and financial help for those who cannot.