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Job Search Websites
Top 5 Tips for using online job search websites
- Set up an email account - Keep it professional, no silly names like ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
- Use alternative search terms - Broaden or target your search by altering your search term (e.g. “manager”, “sales manager”, “hotel manager”).
- Keep your CV up to date - Remember to tailor your CV or application form for specific job opportunities.
- Check for spelling mistakes - Don't rely on a spell-checker, they can be wrong sometimes.
- Understand the position - Even if you are applying online you can still contact the prospective employer by phone or email for further information or to clarify specific points.
General Job Sites
MyJob Scotland Scotland's job website for the public (including Glasgow Life) and third sector
Universal jobmatch Gov.uk The Jobcentre Plus job search. Very easy to use. Good for practical jobs such as plumber, driver or cleaner.
Jobs and Business Glasgow Supporting residents of Glasgow to secure employment, take part in training and start up in business. A good variety of jobs from Jet washing operator to registered nurse.
S1 Jobs Wide variety of Scottish jobs with a separate section for Public Sector jobs.
Talent Scotland Range of jobs including Games, Software, Engineering and Science.
Monster Offers lots of search options and variables. Searches can be tailored to update you automatically on certain types of job.
Indeed Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.
Fish4Jobs Offers a wide range of roles which can be searched by sector.
NewsNow Search engine for UK classified ads, your one-stop shop for finding the best ads, whatever your job requirements.
Gradcracker UK’s careers website for engineering and technology students.
Prospects Providing graduate jobs, postgraduate study, advice about work experience and internships.
Graduate Jobs Personalised jobs and the latest graduate schemes delivered to registered members by email.
E4S UK wide student job website advertising part-time jobs to graduate jobs.
GradIntelligence Supporting students in their transition from higher education to employment and further study.
Milkround Student and graduate job website. Register to receive email alerts with jobs matching your preferred location and sector.
Graduate Recruitment Bureau Specialist recruitment agents for students and graduates.
Grad Jobs One stop shop for graduate jobs, career advice and information about the UK’s recruitment events.
Idealist A place to find volunteer opportunities, non-profit jobs, internships and organisations working to change the world.
Alec.co.uk Free advice on CVs, resumes, interviews and job searching. Section for jobs that teens can do,
Community Jobs Scotland Creates age-relevant work opportunities for young people within third sector organisations in Scotland.
Apprenticeships In Scotland Caters to Scotland’s youth labour market.
Student Job Part time jobs such as pet sitter, catalogue/brochure distributor and charity fundraisers.
Office Angels Variety of office based jobs which can be searched by specialism.
Agrirs Recruitment consultancy within the agriculture, horticultural, equestrian, animal health, food and rural sectors, with a focus on jobs and job vacancies within sales, management, marketing, operations, technical and engineering sectors, including Senior/Director level jobs, throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
4xtraHands Provides professional agricultural recruitment services for farmers and jobseekers including the location of skilled, permanent, temporary and seasonal rural staff for farmers as well as finding suitable work for jobseekers with one of our many registered farmers throughout the UK.
Call Centre Helper One of the largest collections of UK call centre jobs and vacancies.
CCA (Call Centre Associates) Recruitment Group of niche specialist divisions operating from 1999.
Contract Scotland Niche recruiter in that they supply staff to the wider construction industry focussing on staff from Site Administrator to Director level on both a temporary and permanent basis.
Careers In Construction Site which offers vacancies in all areas of the construction sector.
TES Find a teaching job, non-teaching support or school leadership role in Scotland by filtering region, job title, position, the type of school or subject speciality.
Myjobscotland Site helping you search for Scottish Local Government jobs.
Scottish Council of Independent Schools Positions currently available at independent schools.
Jobs.ac.uk Search international jobs in academic, science, research and administrative employment in the UK, Europe, Australasia, Africa, America and Asia & Middle East.
My Oil and Gas Career Explore the wide range of careers in the oil and gas Industry and find the one to suit you.
Rigzone Thousands of oil and gas jobs can be searched by title, company, sector and skill.
Engineering and Technology
Gradcracker UK career’s website for engineering and technology students.
Just Engineers Wide range of UK and worldwide engineering jobs in among others the aviation, nuclear, telecommunications and utilities sectors.
The Engineer Site for specialists in aerospace and aviation, chemical, civil, design, electrical, environmental, oil and gas, rail or structural engineering. Advertises jobs based both in UK and Europe.
EnvironmentJob UK based Jobs and volunteering in the Environmental sector.
Green Jobs A specialist job board that focuses on jobs and careers in the green industry sector both in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month there are hundreds of job postings across a variety of sectors including environmental jobs, environment jobs, renewable energy jobs and renewable jobs.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency Helps protect and maintain Scotland’s vital environmental resources. Jobs may be searched by salary, keyword, working patterns, sector, category or a combination of all or some of these criteria.
BankingJobs UK Providing a one stop source for the full range of UK roles within the banking industry whether you're looking to advance your career, break into the industry or find your next member of staff.
E Financial Careers Site aimed at career minded financial services professionals.
Robert Half Founded in 1948, Robert Half pioneered specialised recruitment services and today is the world's leader in helping companies hire accounting, finance, banking, technology and administrative professionals on a temporary, contract and permanent basis.
Hair and Beauty
Sally Salon Services Vacancies in store, distribution, corporate and salon.
Leisure Jobs Spa, massage and beauty jobs in Scotland.
Health and Social Care
Community Care Jobs Social care and social work jobs and careers advice.
NHS Scotland Recruitment Latest vacancies listed for Scotland’s largest national employer.
NHS Jobs Dedicated online recruitment service for the NHS and other health related organisations.
Hospitality and Catering
Caterer Advertises all kinds of jobs in the hospitality and catering sector.
Hospitality Jobs UK Online advertising job board, established specifically for the Hospitality and Catering industries.
Gi Group Has a range of job roles available in hotels and restaurants in a variety of locations.
Simply HR Jobs All vacancies related to Human Resources in Scotland. May be searched by location, category and salary.
Hays Hays HR has a range of jobs available which include HR Managers, HR Advisors, Reward Analysts, Resourcing Managers, and Learning and Development Coordinators.
HR Grapevine Jobs Offers job searching for business publishing, information services, marketing solutions and events for the talent management sector.
TechNET IT Recruitment Offer a boutique technology solution within each of the following sectors: Banking, Financial services and insurance, Digital, Entertainment, Healthcare, Public sector and Non profit, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media and Sales
ETS Technical Selection Specialise in recruiting engineering and technical sales staff throughout the UK.
Next Ventures Large Enterprise Technology focused recruitment business delivering tailored recruitment services to clients and candidates globally
Media and Marketing
All Media Scotland Media jobs in Scotland defined as being in advertising, broadcasting, creative, digital, marketing, print and public relations.
@Scottish Media Twitter feed from the media industry in Scotland with links to job adverts.
The Drum Contains a wide variety of jobs in the marketing sector ranging from agency account handling to social media to data marketing analysis.
Retail Choice Variety of retail jobs in Scotland.
Sport and Fitness
Leisure Jobs Search leisure jobs across UK, Europe, and Worldwide.
sportscotland Lead national agency for the development of sport and has a clear focus on building a world class sporting system for everyone in Scotland.
Leisure Opportunities This site offers leisure jobs, news and training information, it can be searched by sector, region and salary.
Travel and Tourism
Travel Job Search Scotland wide site for all vacancies in the travel industry.