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Know where to look

11th October 2017
There are a host of places where you can search for available jobs, including newspapers, websites, recruitment agencies and many more. It is important however that you cast your net as wide as possible so that no suitable jobs slip past you.  Do not limit yourself to one form of job searching.

Below are some of the most popular sources for jobs in Northern Ireland:


Nijobfinder is available every Tuesday and Friday via the Belfast Telegraph and also published on a Sunday in the Sunday Life newspaper.
The Tuesday edition carries all public sector jobs within Northern Ireland – including jobs for the NI Civil Service as well as the health and education sectors. Friday and Sunday’s edition advertise private sector jobs.

All jobs from nijobfinder, plus many more, are advertised on Available 24/7, these jobs are available to view and apply for anytime day or night. Job alerts can also be set up, which will email you as soon as a new job which suits your criteria is added – ensuring you are the first to know about the vacancy!

nijobfinder iphone app

All jobs which appear on are also available on the nijobfinder iphone app! Download it today via the apple store.

Recruitment agencies

Many people also register with a local recruitment agency when seeking a new career or job. If you choose to use a recruitment agency in your search, it is important that you do some research in order to find the best recruitment agency for you. Many recruitment agencies are specialists in particular fields and sectors – specialising in finance positions, engineering positions, nursing etc.

It is a good idea to search the internet for information on local recruitment agencies and give them a call to find out what they offer and decide which is right for you.

Many agencies will also offer you specialist career guidance, as well as finding you your next job!

Other options

Other options include career fairs and networking.

Many career fairs take place across the country every year and provide you with the best possible solution to come face to face with employers, giving you the opportunity to pass over CVs as well as enquire about the company and the jobs on offer.

Networking can often lead to some surprising opportunities. It is often worth getting in contact with ex colleagues, managers, suppliers, as well as extended family members letting them know that you are on the lookout for a new job.

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