NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 21st, 2012.
I have completed my third and final year at Glyndwr University, Wrexham and now face the harsh reality of employment. I have a new course to look forward to in September, but for the next 3-4 months, I need to find a job. I have good qualifications and previous work experience in bars and supermarkets. In my first entry I will provide a quick guide on how to start the process and will document it through to when I get a job and hope to show the realities of the current job market.
Step One – Update CV
The first port of call is the Curriculum Vitae (CV) which is a crucial element of the recruitment process. A poor CV will immediately put the candidate at a disadvantage so it is essential that CVs are well presented and updated regularly. Recent statistics stated that in Wrexham there are 5 applications for every job advertised which emphasises on how crucial it is to have an impressive CV.
Step Two – The Online Job Search
A simple browse on Direct Gov.co.uk provides the viewer with a list of jobs within the radius selected. In Wrexham there are jobs available which include: care work, teaching, bar work, cleaning and managerial positions. It is important that the job description and person specification are thoroughly examined to see how suited you are to the role.
Step Three – Browse around Wrexham
As the weather has been so great today, I decided to go for a walk around the town centre and surrounding areas looking for employment opportunities. A very low number of jobs were actually advertised in shop windows and noticeboards which shows how most employers post job advertisements online.
So from my job search I have shortlisted five suitable jobs and have contacted them with my CV, personal statement and a cover letter. It is now a case of sitting back and waiting with fingers crossed! I will be updating readers with my progress over the next few days, weeks or possibly months depending on how my job searching goes.