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Returning to STEM
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1.1 Job hunting online

LinkedIn is one of the most useful sites for job seeking, but it is not the only one. Later on this week, you will return to your LinkedIn page and look at using this for job seeking. Before that though, it’s worth making yourself familiar with the range of other online recruitment sites that offer the biggest sources of advertised job vacancies. In fact, there are so many job vacancy sites out there that this can sometimes feel overwhelming. Fortunately, many of them are targeted to particular types of work and this can narrow down your search accordingly.

You will probably also want (or need) to narrow down your search to a particular geographical area. When you looked at work-life balance in Week 5, you considered the distance you would be able to manage when travelling to and from work.

If you are interested in a particular employer, you should go directly to that company’s website; this is because not all jobs make it onto agency websites. However, if you don’t have a clear idea of the employer you want to look at, then the job vacancy sites are a good place to start looking.

In the next activity, you are going to search some websites that might provide you with relevant job vacancies. There are additional suggestions and links in the Further reading section.