Job searching and interview tips

Information on where to look for jobs and how to succeed at interviews.

Knowing where to search for a job can be difficult, so we've suggested some places to start below.

Job Centre Plus

For hints and tips on applying for jobs visit the Job Help website. You can also access the latest jobs registered with Job Centre Plus at GOV.UK - find a job.

Jobs Go Public

Our vacancies are advertised on Jobs Go Public, along with many other public sector roles and opportunities across Hampshire.

Hampshire jobs

Hampshire County Council offers a wide range of full and part time jobs with offices in many locations across Hampshire. To search for jobs visit the Hampshire County Council careers website.

Agency Central

You can find information on a wide range of recruitment agencies and you can search by sector and location to find the right one for you. To search for an agency visit the Agency Central website.

Social media

Many employers and recruitment agencies use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to advertise jobs. Job Centre Plus have put together some information and advice about how to get the best out of your social media

North Hampshire jobs hour on Twitter

Every Thursday from 11am to 12pm, Job Centre Plus showcase jobs and training opportunities for the Rushmoor, Hart and Basingstoke areas. You can join using the #NHantsJobs. 

Rushmoor Employment Skills Zone (RESZ)

We are producing a regularpdf icon RESZ Bulletin 5 August 2021 [865kb]  with information on jobs, training and much more. These are updated regularly on the website, or alternatively you can subscribe to our mailing list and receive these bulletins directly.

Preparing for an interview

An interview is your chance to demonstrate your skills to a potential employer and its important to make a good impression. Below are some links to resources and websites that can help you prepare.

National Careers Service 

Provides information on the different types of interviews, example interview questions and tips on how to make a good impression. For more information visit the National Careers Service website.

Prospects 

Prospects is a careers website aimed at students, however it has a range of useful tips and videos about interviews that are great for anyone at any stage of their career. For more information visit the Prospects website.  

Reed

Due to coronavirus, more and more interviews are taking place over video. Reed have produced some top tips for video interviews

STAR interview technique

The STAR interview technique is a great way to help you think about how you answer questions. Most interviews will have some competency or behavioural questions and these can seem tricky to answer, following the STAR technique will help you feel more prepared and confident.

Indeed.com have resources on how to use this technique along with other helpful articles. To find out more visit the Indeed website.

If you would like one on one help looking for work and preparing for interviews, there are organisations that can support you in finding a job.

 
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