Job Search Help and Support

Looking for work

Looking for work today is a job in it's own right. On this website you will find lots of information and advice that you can use to support you in finding work. Below is even more help to guide you to a successful outcome.

Job centre Plus should be the first point of contact when looking for employment. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions providing a wide range of information and services, on benefits, loans, grants and help with finding work. It's also the place where you register when claiming Universal Credit and other benefits. There are two job centre plus office in the Barnsley area their contact details are;

Job Centre Plus Office
Cooper House
59 Peel Street
Barnsley S70 2RL
Tel: 0845 604 3719

Job Centre Plus Office
19 Kings Road
Barnsley S73 0JE
Tel: 0845 604 3719

Recruitment Agencies

Agencies can be generalist or specialise in particular work fields. They can help with finding both full time and temporary work. Temporary work can lead into full-time employment. Many larger companies now use agencies to help find recruits.

Newspapers and Magazines

Newspapers and magazines advertise employment vacancies. These are available to read in public libraries. Trade magazine and professional publications may also carry adverts. Locally the Barnsley Chronicle and The Star carry local job adverts. You can also check out a newspaper or magazine website.

Online Job Search

Many Companies and individuals use the Internet to place and find work today. Online Jobsite's advertise many local vacancies. A companys own website may also carry a vacancy or careers page. Don't forget Local Authorities, Councils, NHS, Police and Fire service website's. You can also upload your CV to job websites and register for job alerts. The internet is an important tool in finding work.

Free internet access is available in Hoyland and Barnsley visit your local library for details on how to access this provision.

Use Your Contacts

Many people who get jobs do so through family and friends, so ask them to look out for vacancies that might be right for you.

Applying 'On Spec'

Identify potential employers from adverts in the local press or use directories, the Internet and then send your CV and covering letter to them directly. You'll find an example of a spec letter in the downloads on the Job Search Page.

Volunteer With

Link to Forge Community Partnership website.

Base in the Hoyland Common Community Centre the Forge brings together people involved in a wide range of local community groups who want to work together to achieve more than they can do separately.

Blue line seperator. Link to Tidy Team local enviro commissioned service.

The Tidy Team are highly praised for their work in the loacl community an are always looking to offer volunteering opportunities that will look good on any CV.

Blue line seperator. Link to local Ward Alliance for Hoyland Milton and Rockingham.

Based in the Hoyland Centre their role is to support residents, community groups and Councillors to work together to improve communities and the quality of life for people who live here.

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