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How to find jobs

Job websites

Across the internet you will find hundreds of sites offering ways of finding jobs. We have chosen some of the best below, but do not think that your search has to be limited to these: we have collected lots of job websites that specialise in a particular sector, or even a specific profession.

Try and check out a variety of different sites, as each one will have hundreds of different jobs on offer from a range of employers. Remember that relying on job websites alone means you are likely to be facing a lot of competition; check out the other pages in this section and try to use a variety of job search methods for the best chance of success.

The Careers Centre

The University has recently been named the fifth most targeted university by graduate employers in the annual High Flyers survey: Employers advertise hundreds of graduate vacancies and undergraduate work experience opportunities every year through the Careers Centre website. Be sure to use the ‘Refine Search’ tool to tailor your results to your preferences. For more information on this exclusive site and how to use it go to our 'Exclusive opportunities' page. Also check out the 'Your school resources' and 'Careers resources' sections of our website for websites linked to specific career areas.

Joblink

For weekend and part-time jobs or casual holiday vacancies, the Leeds University Union website should be your first port of call. Most of the vacancies posted on the site only require up to 20 hours a week of work, so Joblink is a great resource when looking for job to fit alongside your University studies. 

Glassdoor

Glassdoor empowers students with valuable information to start their careers and make better decisions about where they work. Almost like a ‘TripAdvisor for jobs’, Glassdoor is a community where students can find out what it's really like to work at more than 300,000 companies from information shared by employees themselves. Plus, you can apply directly to thousands of UK job and internship vacancies. 

Milkround

Whilst other sites feature some graduate opportunities, Milkround is tailored towards students and recent graduates. It advertises opportunities on behalf of the major graduate recruiters, from top accounting firms to the public sector. As well as a robust search tool, the site has much to offer to students taking their first steps on the career ladder.  

TARGETjobs and Prospects

Similar to Milkround, both TARGETjobs and Prospects advertise hundreds of graduate and student opportunities from major companies. Alongside the opportunities advertised, both sites also offer lots of useful career information, tips and advice such as job profiles, information about particular sectors and countries.  Definitely worth checking out for research relating to careers, time-out, further study and more.

Wikijob

A great website for both finding jobs and keeping up to date information with graduate recruitment methods. Wikijob is candidate orientated and helps students find out what careers, employers and interviews are really like. Their student forum can be a great way of engaging with people who have been through the application process or to get answers about things that you are unsure of. The site also has company profiles which include useful details about their selection process.

Graduatejobs.com

Graduatejobs.com is another particularly useful graduate job search website. They advertise hundreds of graduate positions broken down by employment sector and you can upload your CV to help with job matching and applications. You can also search for jobs that might be related to your degree. The site is also packed with useful information such as blogs, news and application advice.

Jobsite

With tens of thousands of new vacancies listed every week, Jobsite is one of the largest collections of job opportunities in the UK. Although not exclusively aimed at graduates, general sites like Jobsite can be great ways of identifying graduate-level opportunities other than those offered by major employers. If a graduate training scheme with a large company does not particularly appeal to you this is a good job board to monitor,

My Student Venture

My Student Venture is an online platform to help students looking to start their own businesses and projects match with other talented students to help them succeed. Other small businesses can also post details of their projects and requirements so students can access opportunities to gain real and relevant experience in a range of areas.

NB. Whilst these are all websites that we have used and think will be helpful to you, the Careers Centre is not responsible for their content and cannot vouch for its 100% accuracy.