If you want to look for London jobs you’ll be heartened by the volume of online UK resources, and their extensive databases of vacancy postings.
The London Telegraph, founded in 1994, is the much-lauded first online daily newspaper in the country. Its current recruitment ad volume includes 506 London-based positions. The jobs run the gamut, from media manager to social work, account executive sales positions to library assistants. Two featured vacancies are an Operations Manager opening posted by an executive search firm. The person who accepts the position will oversee a local staff of 500 for a global firm. A major pharmaceutical firm is looking for two project managers, the first overseeing financial and human resource functions, the second leading a team of sales executives.
Along with a voluminous list of London and UK jobs, the London Telegraph also lets job seekers add their CVs to its database at no charge, and receive up-to-the-minute e-mail alerts on relevant jobs. The paper’s online career advice from vendor partners includes the help of career coaches and resume writers.
The London Times, The city’s premier daily since 1785, currently has 2909 London jobs posted on the Web, from a total database of 6200. 52 London jobs in the field of accounting, for example, include a business development director for the London division of a consultancy, several SAP openings with a financial firm, a financial manager, a senior finance accountant, a temporary auditor, a senior accounting job, an administrative assistant for a CPA firm, and a CFO. Along with job search and CV posting, the Times also gives job candidates an online management tool for storing and managing their job applications and their publicly-visible profiles.
Dozens of sites advertise the details and online applications for thousands of London jobs. All provide job search by category, and most offer e-mail alerts to help job seekers with their ongoing job search, and free CV posting. One directory, 1st 4 Jobs in London, has gathered the London Jobs board and recruitment agency options under a single Internet roof. Additionally, 1st 4 Jobs provides hyperlinks to recruitment agencies that can help a candidate find her or his ideal London job. Both job postings and agencies are divided by category.
If you’re interested in contract or temporary London jobs look at Lets Temp, which features positions in the fields of banking, construction, accounting, healthcare, catering and leisure, IT, human resources, administrative and secretarial. Of its current 155 job listings, 140 are in the London area. They run the gamut from sales administration, to reception, and paralegal work.
The advanced search mechanism of Lets Temp allows the job seeker to search by industry, and to additionally narrow down by area, by job type (temporary, contract or temp to perm) and by a range of hourly rates. Employers can advertise Urgent Jobs under a home-page banner, letting job seekers know of the immediacy of the hiring. Job seeker career advice includes tips on filling out the application, writing an effective CV and honing your job interview skills.
For automated and timely help with your London job search there’s no resources better than the Internet.