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    Job Vacancies

    Hi all,
    I am currently out of ‘full time’ work (i am an on call firefighter and i also do the odd contract work here and there) and am struggling to find vacancies.
    I have been using Indeed and Facebook but most of the work is either multi drop van driving, HGV driving or part time work.
    The type of work I am looking for is not specific with the hope of potentially falling into a new career that i never knew existed.
    I haven’t been in this situation since starting my working life so looking to see if any of you have had any good recent experiences of finding work.
    Is there only positives of signing up to recruitment agencies or are there hidden negatives?
    Thanks

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    I would suggest giving thought as to what sort of work you would like to do and then focussing down on that.

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    If you have not already done so, may I suggest to you in compiling your CV and from that looking at your skill set then see what you can do.

    Like you, I have been out of work for about three years and registered with so many agencies, but I am only looking for one specific type of employment and it's really hard to find. I think the longer you stay out of work, the harder it is to find further employment as your future employer wants consistency.

    As I have mentioned, make a list of your skills, then you can marry them to the job that you are looking for.

    Hope my woffling on helps and good luck with your search.

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    It may be an idea to sign up on civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk which cover a host of organisations and job roles/areas - many of which I was not aware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I would suggest giving thought as to what sort of work you would like to do and then focussing down on that.
    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    If you have not already done so, may I suggest to you in compiling your CV and from that looking at your skill set then see what you can do.
    Ye I agree this is probably the way to do this. Search for something specific instead of hoping something finds me. Thanks Guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by prexelor View Post
    It may be an idea to sign up on civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk which cover a host of organisations and job roles/areas - many of which I was not aware of.
    I will definitely take a look, thanks.

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    I found recruitment agencies useless. I think it's something like 85% of successful new jobs are from net working.

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    Once you have identified your current/transferable skills be open to the possibility of retraining. Also consider if the new role will fulfill you as a person - would you find office work too sedentary/boring, do you prefer active hands on, do you enjoy the adrenaline rush in emergency situations ( if so paramedic, police, border force) or perhaps a highways traffic officer?

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    https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk to explore different roles

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    Quote Originally Posted by prexelor View Post
    It may be an idea to sign up on civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk which cover a host of organisations and job roles/areas - many of which I was not aware of.
    Particularly if you have experience of negotiating...anything will do!!

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    LinkedIn can be a great way to find work. I have used it to target people and companies I want to work for and then network and ask them if they have vacancies. Not a quick fix and takes time to find them and you have some rejection. But it works!!!

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    I think you should register and search the internet job boards, there are industry and profession specific sites or general ones like https://www.reed.co.uk/ or https://www.totaljobs.com/

    Like them or not, agencies do yield jobs. My permanent roles have tended to come through industry or profession specific agencies. My interim or contract roles through my network.

    it's a long way from the days of the Daily Telegraph on Thursday and application letters.

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    It’s worth remembering that the vast majority of jobs are never advertised at all.

    Specialist recruitment agencies have a place, but I’d avoid the general ones that seem to only exist to harvest CVs for firing into any client unfortunate enough to enquire.

    Targeted speculative communications to those organisations you want to work for, or can offer a skill set to, are still the way that a lot of jobs are filled.

    As others have said, it’s worth thinking hard about what types of things make you happy and fulfilled and what drives you mad.

    I’d have thought a firefighter would have many transferable skills that organisations would find attractive, even before any other experience you might have.

    Good luck!

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    They have their pros and cons but I would definitely consider reaching out to recruitment companies.

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    Thanks for all the positive supportive comments and advice, really appreciate it.
    My firefighter role has definitely opened a few doors for me that I would have never had the opportunity to do before. For example I do the odd day working for a company that provides H&S, fire and medic cover for film, TV and motorsport industries, including a lot of stunt safety. If I could get regular work like that 3 or 4 days a week with some agency driving work to fill the rest of the week up i would be set.

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    Full time firefighter, or, if you’re near an airport firefighter there perhaps.


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    As someone has already mentioned the civil service jobs website is good.

    Then, once you’re in the civil service and have a .gov.uk email, you get access to even more jobs on there which are for internal applicants only.

    A lot of the National law enforcement agencies recruit on there and, depending on where you are in the country, might prove a good option as most will pay a lot more than the same grade in a non operational role.

    NCA are recruiting in a massive way currently. And certainly in Kent, Border Force are/were too.


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