How to Search for and Land the Very Best Jobs on www.jobsite.co.uk
You can search over 40,000 jobs listed on Jobsite.co.uk at any one time - typically they have over 200,000 jobs advertised every month.
This site is clear, uncluttered and very user-friendly. Like most job boards, you need to be a bit careful what you type keywords into their search boxes - more of this in a minute, as:
- Our 10 Top Tips will teach you how to get the most out of Jobsite, so that you can quickly identify the best jobs, apply for them and secure the interviews you want.
Getting the Most Out of Job Search On Jobsite.co.uk
- Their normal basic search can be found directly on their home page, where you can input your keywords and location (town / city / village or your postcode) and then click on the big orange 'Search' button.
- You'll then be presented with a list of search results containing jobs that matched the search terms you entered. But, you can inadvertently limit results by becoming too specific in your choice of keywords and you're therefore likely to miss out on some suitable job vacancies.
- Top Tip #1: To ensure you don't miss suitable jobs, we recommend you use Jobsite.co.uk's Advanced Search instead of their basic search. Advanced Search can be found on their Job Search Menu at the top of the page next to the Jobsite logo.
- Top Tip #2: In the Advanced Search leave the keywords field blank, enter your desired location and select how far you're prepared to travel (20 miles is the default), select the job type/s you want and the sector you are in, then click on 'Search' - a list of job adverts will then be displayed.
- Top Tip #3: If you end up with far too many results to look at, then you can reduce them clicking on Refine Search - selecting a salary from / to is a good place to start. If you still get too many results then try entering keywords, such as a job title or skill (but you will miss some suitable jobs).
- Top Tip #4: If you have too few results, then try changing the distance parameter to 50 miles. You might also want to try another job board, such as Reed.co.uk, TotalJobs.com or CV-Library.co.uk.
- Jobs are automatically sorted by relevance on Jobsite.co.uk, you can change this by clicking on 'sort by relevance', selecting either salary or date.
- You can refine your search by clicking on 'Refine Search' - Jobsite's Advanced Search is very powerful and is especially good compared to other job boards because it has so many options - there is even an option to exclude keywords.
Applying For Jobs on Jobsite
- To view full details for a job vacancy that you are interested in click on the job title.
- If you decide you want to apply for a job, you need to click on the 'Apply Now' button. If you haven't already set up an account with Jobsite.co.uk, then you'll have to set one up now.
- Top Tip #5: You'll have to upload a CV, but if you don't want it to be visible to recruiters, you must uncheck 'Let recruiters find your CV'.
- Top Tip #6: They've filled in a very brief cover letter - you must 'Edit' this letter if you want the employer / recruiter to take notice of your application, and you must tell them why you are better than the other applicants in terms of your skills, experience and results.
- Top Tip #7: If you want to find out further information about a job, the name of the person dealing with the job vacancy is normally included in their template covering letter.
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Why Register at www.Jobsite.co.uk?
- Registering with Jobsite is a great idea, as this allows you to receive email alerts and store your CV (meaning it can be searched by employers / recruiters), apply for jobs, exchange messages with recruiters, receive a copy of a monthly careers e-magazine, and access other career building resources.
- Top Tip #8: Make sure you set up job alerts when you register (in Step 2 of 2 of creating your account), as this will save you time from having to continually visit www.jobsite.co.uk and search for jobs - once an alert is set up, they'll send alerts straight to you, giving you extra time to prepare your application or respond quickly if there's an urgent deadline.
- Top Tip #9: Care is required when setting up the job alerts, as you need to make sure you don't exclude yourself from suitable jobs - if you find they are sending you too few or too many job alerts, you can login again and modify your alerts.
- Top Tip #10: You don't have to upload your CV as part of the registration process, but you must upload it if you want recruiters / employers to be able to view your CV (if they have access to Jobsite's CV database).
Other Useful Resources on Jobsite.co.uk
- The career articles are helpful and other features, such as the Career Blogs, offer a personal touch not seen on many other sites.
|URL for job seekers||Jobsite.co.uk/|
|Type of site||Large generalist job site|
|Specific job sectors covered||
|Number of jobs on the site||50,000+ at any one time; 200,000+ in a month.|
|Jobs by email||Yes|
|Can you upload your CV||Yes|
Information for Jobsite's Advertisers (Employers / Recruiters)
- To advertise one job with Jobsite is £99, two job adverts would be £180 and five would be £435, which puts your job advert on Jobsite.co.uk and its network of 60 job sites for two weeks - your advert gets refreshed after a week.
- You job advert will also be sent out to suitable candidates that have set up job alerts that match your requirements.
- There is also an option to search their database of three million CVs. You can purchase access from £99 or buy a job advert and access to the database for £179. There's also a licensing option for their CV database, ranging from one to twelve months.
- If you want to brand your advert with logos, different backgrounds, etc, then you need their 'Branded' option and there is also a further 'Featured' option that will get your job advert featured on the results pages when a job seeker uses their job search engine.