Looking for a job in London can seem daunting. We have compiled some useful information together to help you navigate your way.
First you will need to have an up-to-date CV (curriculum vitae) and know how to write a covering letter.
Do a google search and it will come up with many templates for CVs and covering letters, here are a few useful links:
You can also search and apply for some jobs through your Linkedin profile
Looking for a job
Job search sites covering a wide range of sectors:
- The Guardian Jobs
- CV Library
- Independent Jobs
- Job Today
- Total Jobs
- Career Builder
- London Jobs
If you are from overseas, the Chamber of Commerce of your country of origin may also advertise jobs, for example: Spanish Chamber
A few examples of specific job search sites:
Travel: Travel Weekly
Marketing: Marketing Week
Charity: Charity Job
Healthcare: Health Jobs UK
Or try large employers such as:
Leisure & Entertainment
Food & Drink
- New Look
- Arcadia Group (includes Top Shop, Burton Menswear, Miss Selfridge)
- John Lewis Partnership (John Lewis & Waitrose)
There are many recruitment agencies, some specialise in particular job sectors and some cover a wide range. They can help you find temporary or permanent work.
An internship is a way to gain valuable work experience (and possibly the opportunity of employment at the end). However, many internships don’t pay or pay very little money, so this is only possible if you have some money saved or financial assistance. Internships vary in duration, normally between 3 and 12 months. They are advertised on regular job sites such as Indeed, Charity Job or through agencies such as Inspiring Interns.
Gain valuable work experience, skills and qualifications whilst getting paid. For those aged 16 and over. Apprenticeships vary in duration, normally between 1 and 4 years. Click here for further information.
- Take your CV round to restaurants, cafes, hotels – they don’t always advertise vacancies
- Contact companies you are particularly interested in and ask if they have any vacancies
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