Review of "Reed.co.uk"
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When I was going through a time of job hunting, I had registered with a number of online employment websites and agencies in my quest to find a job. One website that I was made aware of was reed.co.uk. Previous to this, I had never heard of the website, but I duely registered with the website.
Registering and adapting your profile
Registering with the website is quite straightforward with an email and password. When you've registered, you can adapt your profile to suit your job hunting needs. You can add a personal statement about yourself. This is a good way to sell yourself in the type of job you are looking for and to basically sell yourself. Under that is the Looking for. In this section, you can add what salary you want, your location, job type and sectors and role. This can be helpful in narrowing down the type of job you want to do, and also is helpful when employers are looking for people. You can also add your work history, qualifications, skills, any languages spoken and whether you hold a drivers license or note. Basically, it's an online CV to fill in. It is always best to go back and review this every now and again, just to make sure it's all up-to-date. You can also upload a CV from your computer which will remain on file until you either delete it or submit a new one. There is also the option to save a cover letter on the website. This will save the job of manually typing one out each time.
Looking for employment
When doing your job hunting, you can look for specific jobs in the search book, ie, retail or accountant, and also by location. Or you can just type a location in and it will bring up a list of jobs in that area. When you click on a job that you like the look of, it tells you where the job is located, what the salary is, whether it's temporary, full-time or part-time and the number of applicants that have applied for that job. When you click on the apply now tab, you will notice that any cover letter that you write in the box will be automatically saved for any job you apply for. So it is always best to re-read and check over this, just in case you are applying for different kinds of jobs for instance. I like how easy it is to apply for jobs. Once you have filled in the optional cover letter and uploaded a CV (which is also optional) you can send the application. The application goes through to the employer.Down the right hand side you will see a column with similar jobs, which is handy. I have found though that sometimes when you type in a location, it will add other areas within a few miles radius of where you are searching for work. It will also give a small list of recommended courses.
At the bottom of the homepage you will find the menu of Reed, under 4 headings which is:-
- More from reed.co.uk
Under these headings is a list of sub menu's to click on to easily find your way around the website. It's helpful that you are able to find a course, and also discounted courses if you need to update your skills in any way. You are also able to save jobs you are interested in, there is a shortlisted jobs tab at the top of the webpage.
Thankfully, I have since gained employment. You will find that on a lot of these employment websites you'll find a lot of the same jobs listed, but I think reed.co.uk is one of the easier websites around. Things are laid out simply, and it is easy to find jobs in your area. Sometimes when looking for jobs, you will find other jobs a little bit farther afield, but generally, there are a lot of jobs in my area. I like how you can search for specific jobs or for particular jobs you are after. Updating your profile is easy, and uploading CV's I also find easy. Generally, this has been a useful website for me. And I like how your cover letters are saved when applying for jobs.
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