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When looking for a job there are several ways to achieve this. For example companies may use the internet, professional magazines, and the job centre or recruitment agencies to advertise current vacancies. 
You could also network effectively to find roles that are of interest to you.

If you volunteer it may be that you are able to gain key transferable skills that will help you to secure a job in the future.

Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information can help you to:

  • Know where jobs are (sectors, occupations and localities)
  • Identify skills that might be required for the future
  • Discover how easy or hard it may be to get into your chosen career (pay levels, job security and local prospects)
  • Identify unrealistic aspirations and likely outcomes
  • Identify training and development required for different roles

Harlington Upper School are working with SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) to facilitate the inspiration and preparation of young people through careers and enterprise activity for the world of work in the South East Midlands. click here to see their booklet ‘What Work South East Midlands 2016/17’.

For an overview of different job sectors and graduate opportunities from Prospects click here

For Career Sector Trends from Warwick University click here

The links below can help you in your search for a job, whether it is a part-time position while you are studying or full-time position post-18 years.

CV Writing

Click Here for advice on CV writing, covering letters, job search and interview questions with

Interview Techniques

Click Here for tips on answering the most difficult interview questions and steps you can take to ensure your interview goes smoothly.

Click Here  to see tricky interview questions and how to answer them.

Click Here to see examples of employability skills employers are looking for and how to show you have them at interview.


Useful Websites (SEMLEP)

Job or training vacancies


Get my first job                       

National Apprenticeship Service  

Not Going to Uni                     

Universal Jobmatch               

Searching for employers or recruitment agencies

The Recruitment and Employment Federation (search for recruitment agencies by sector)


Your rights in work and training


For up to date information on the National Minimum Wage and the National Apprentice Wage click here

To know your rights at work click here

Understanding your skills

National Careers Service (search online for ‘National Careers Service’)  

The Skills Show  

iCould           (Buzz Quiz)


Jobs and careers information

National Careers Service (or search online for ‘National Careers Service’)  



Researching the job market

South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership  


What Do Graduates Do?  

Advice on starting work and job hunting


Not Going to Uni  


Volunteering and work experience


The Prince’s Trust (for business start-up)