The below list of websites, apps and social media services are popular with people currently looking for work in the North East. Some advertise their own vacancies and others, such as Indeed, search hundreds of other sites on your behalf saving you hours of monotonous job searching. Job vacancies with livin can be found at www.livin.co.uk/jobs and Mears at www.blueoctopus.co.uk
Probably one of the most popular job search sites, Indeed searches hundreds of other sites saving you hours of repetitive job searching. Indeed also has a free app and allows you to filter jobs by town, village, radius, hours and pay.
Search opportunities at www.indeed.co.uk or click the logo below.
Universal Jobmatch is Jobcentre Plus' main online job search and evidence recording system. If you're claiming benefits you must create and regularly use a Universal Jobmatch account to continue to receive your benefits. You can create a profile and upload multiple CVs to enable you to apply for different kinds of work.
Sign-up for an account and search jobs today at www.gov.uk/jobsearch or click the logo below.
CV-Library allows andidates to apply for 1000s of jobs throughout the UK and across 70 different sectors. CV-Library allow you to create your own profile, receive job alerts and upload your CV making it easier to send directly to employers. CV-Library's free app is available in the app store.
Sign-up for an account at www.cv-library.co.uk or click on the logo below.
Fish4Jobs has over 7 million registered candidates across the UK. As well as all the usual job search features, they have their own career advice area where you can access CV and cover letter templates, get help preparing for job interviews and have your CV checked over for free.
Search opportunities at www.fish4.co.uk or click on the logo below.
You might think that Gumtree is just for selling your unwanted household items but over the last few years more and more employers have started to use Gumtree to promote jobs as it's free, easy and it can all be done via their free app.
Search opportunities at www.gumtree.com or click on the logo below.
With Job Rapido you can search live job vacancies all over the world, including an option that allows you to search by company name only. You can even sign-up to email job alerts and download their free app.
Search opportunities at http://uk.jobrapido.com/ or click on the logo below.
Like the others you can search opportunities available all over the country, drilling down on specific locations or job titles. Jobsite provides lots of employability advice and guidance, a free app and email job alerts.
Search opportunities at www.jobsite.co.uk or click on the logo below.
Monster has been around for a few years now and they don't just offer job searches and email alerts, they have a comprehensive careers centre where they provide a range of employability advice including: CV advice, interview tips and career development advice. Monster have a free app available in the app store.
Search opportunities at www.monster.co.uk or click on the logo below.
North East Jobs is the website used by most councils, schools, colleges and other local public sector services in the North East. Candidates can complete a quick job search but they must sign-up for a personal account to apply for jobs.
Sign-up for an account and search local jobs at www.northeastjobs.org.uk or click on the logo below.
Like North East Jobs, Sector1 advertises lots of public sector roles as well as roles with charities and private businesses. Sector1 is easy to use and allows you to perform multiple searches.
Search opportunities at www.sector1.net or click on the logo below.
Total Jobs claims to attract around 6 million jobseekers every month and have 110,000 live jobs at any one time. Due to this it comes high up in the list of recommended job sites. Total Jobs allows you to sign up for job alerts, upload your CV and download a free job search app.
Search opportunities at www.totaljobs.com or click on the logo below.
EURES is a European network of employability services, businesses and trade unions who provide information, placements and recruitment services to employers and jobseekers across Europe. This means that any EU citizen can search and apply for jobs and access employability advice through the EURES website.
Search opportunities and advice available by clicking on the logo below.
Job roles with the UK government are all advertised through the Civil Service Jobs portal. This includes job roles with all government departments such as DWP, Home Office and HMRC. The Civil Service has a fantastic pension scheme, graduate programme and apprenticeship programme making it a popular place to work.
Search opportunities at https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi or click on the logo below.
The National Health Service (NHS) provides a range of healthcare services to patients throughout the UK. There's hundreds of roles available including; Cleaners, Cooks, Admin, Care Assistants, Nurses, Doctors and lots more. The NHS advertises all of their own vacancies via their own online jobs portal where candidates must create their own online account first to apply for jobs.
Search opportunities at www.jobs.nhs.uk or by clicking on the logo below.
Caterer has been a popular site to find roles within the hotel, bar, leisure and restaurant industries for a number of years now and regularly promotes opportunities with large employers such as Nando's, Wetherspoons, Radisson, Bella Italia and lots more.
Search opportunities at www.caterer.com or click on the logo below.
Facebook is used by many employers, both large and small, to promote their job opportunities as it's fast, free, instant and as it reaches people that are already interested in their business (i.e. they've 'liked' or followed their FB page). You'll normally need to have 'liked' or followed an employer's page first to see their job posts unless you happen to see a post shared by somebody else. Therefore it's worthwhile thinking about the employers you'd like to work for, searching to see if they have a Facebook page and 'liking' it to ensure you never miss a job post.
There's also lots of private and public job groups where individuals and employability professionals post information on local jobs and training. A popular one in South Durham is 'Careers Durham' which is run by a number of Careers Advisers from National Careers Service. You can also try searching 'Jobs Durham' or 'Jobs Spennymoor' etc. and request to join any local job groups or discussions.
Sign-up for an account or log-into your existing account at www.facebook.com
Remember to keep your Facebook account professional at all times as it's highly likely that employers will have a look through all of your searchable social media profiles before inviting you for an interview
Follow Livin's Facebook page to receive our regular job and training alerts @wearelivin
Twitter is becoming more popular to find work locally, especially with younger people who are moving away from Facebook. You must be following employers you're interested in working for so take some time to search and follow local employer Twitter accounts.
Sign-up for an account or log-in at www.twitter.com or click on the logo below.
Remember to keep your Twitter account professional at all times as it's highly likely that employers will have a look through all of your searchable social media profiles before inviting you for an interview
Follow Livin's Twitter page to receive our regular job and training alerts @weare_livin
Once seen as only being for professionals, Linked-in is now widely used by employers and job seekers at all levels to advertise, search and apply for jobs and training opportunities either via the website or free app.
Sign-up for an account or log-in to your existing account at www.linkedin.com or click on the logo below.
Remember to keep your Linked-in account professional at all times as it's highly likely that employers will have a look through all of your searchable social media profiles before inviting you for an interview
Follow livin's Linked-in account to keep up to date with programmes, projects and initiatives
A career in the Army is hugely rewarding, in terms of job satisfaction, pay, benefits and has 100s of different roles to choose from. The Army recruitment site includes a role finder, online application area, information on local careers offices, videos and case studies.
Search the roles available and apply at http://www.army.mod.uk/home.aspx or click on the logo below.