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Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs for 2018

Everyone wants a good solid career that pays well and that you are doing something you enjoy. It all varies depending on your own skills and personalities but below is a list of the Top 10 highest paying jobs which most of us are familiar with, just need the right skills to achieve.

See also: Highest paid jobs in 2014

See also: Highest paid jobs in 2013


Working as a Doctor means that you have to study for 5 to 7 years depending on any specialism’s that you do as part of your degree and after but means that you have a career for life if you follow the strict code of conduct and update your medical skills through regular training.

You could be a doctor of a GP practice or health centre or you could work as a doctor in a hospital setting but most salaries start at £40-50,000 per annum depending on experience and level of seniority and will continue to increase throughout your career.

#Web Designer and Developer

In the ever changing world of IT, working as a Web Designer and or Web Developer is big business for 2014. Companies are looking to improve their web sites and have a better commercial appearance to the general public and their clients and may be looking to market the services and products that they sell on line. This is where a Web designer or developer comes into play by advising and building the best website for a company that works better than their competitors and looks better, is more user friendly. As a Web designer or developer you will have studied some form of Web Design or Developer and have a fair amount of work experience.

As well as the technical side you will need a creative side to come up with new ideas and excellent communication skills to be able to discuss this with your clients in great detail.

Salary levels for these roles can be as high as £60,000 per annum.


Working as an Electrician is a high paying job if you are prepared to work hard and usually more so if you are a self employed electrician. Once you have qualified as an Electrician you will need to keep up to date with new laws and rules about working but you have a key skill that will always be needed and depending on how hard you want to work could mean a substantial career.

Salaries for an Electrician can be approx £35,000 per annum upwards


A plumber trains carefully learning how to deal with any plumbing, pipes and water issues in people’s houses or in companies. You will have regular updates to do to keep your skills up to date but all in all you will have a very promising career as a plumber if you gain a good reputation and build up a solid client base.

Typically salaries start at £35,000 per annum.

#Wedding or Events Planner

When people spend money they tend to spend it on a big wedding or a party for an occasion maybe a special birthday or other occasion and the budgets seem to go out of the window. Imagine now being involved in that event and planning it from beginning to end and helping the people involved in the event to have a successful occasion with little stress and worry along the way.

Salaries for this type of role will depend on how high profile the events you are dealing with are but could be roughly £40,000 per annum.

#Retail Operations

With Retail sales and operations on an increase again if you are an experienced retail worker then working as a Retail Ops Manager could be a very profitable role for 2014. This role will require you to be very highly skilled in retail having excellent sales skills and have a strong understanding for what sells and how it sells, how it is merchandised and ultimately who is the best at selling.

This role will need you to keep ahead of the times and be up to date with the products on offer and the setting of the stores that you are responsible for. You will be a strong retailer and manager to perform well in this role.

Salaries for this role can reach £75,000 per annum.

#IT & Telecoms Field Sales role

It’s a fast moving pace for any professionals in IT or Telecoms with the ever changing products and upgrades to systems but if you are good technically at these areas and an excellent sales person then combined you have a very positive career.
Salaries will usually be made up of a base salary of approx £30,000 per annum and an OTE usually up to £60,000 per annum target related.


As an Architect you will have trained and be degree qualified in Architecture and have a keen interest in buildings and the development of the buildings. You will visit sites and draw up plans and help project managers stick to the plans throughout a build. You can be involved in both new builds and restorations as an Architect.

Typically salaries are around £40,000 per annum depending on experience.

#Financial Adviser

Finances are always top on people’s list of priorities and if you are good at providing advice on finances then being a financial adviser could be a key career. You will be trained in finances and different products and ways of helping customers. You will need to follow strict financial regulatory procedures and keep up to date with new services.

Typically salaries can be from £25,000 per annum upwards depending on experience.

#Bank Manager

A position as a Bank Manager is an experienced one where you have probably worked your way up in a Banking environment and having experience in other areas of a bank. Because of the vast experience it takes to do this role well the salaries are usually good for bank managers starting at between £35-50,000 per annum + bonuses.

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Top 7 Things to Do If You Are Unemployed

For most people being unemployed is probably one of the most difficult times of a person’s life for many reason such as it knocks yourself confidence, you feel like you will never work again and it can be a very negative time.

If you are in this unfortunate position then it is important to keep positive and to keep focused on getting another job and view this period as temporary.
Below are some of the things you need to focus on and do whilst in this period of unemployment.

#1 Update your CV

Dust off your CV and make sure that it is good enough to attract new employers to your skills. Does it detail what your best skills and experiences are and what you can bring to their company? Is it clearly written and laid out? Get someone to check over it for you and pay attention to how it reads, the grammar and spelling and how appealing the personal statement is. Someone else’s views are always important to get another opinion about how the view something.

#2 Visit the job centre

If you haven’t already, make sure you visit the job centre. Not only will you be able to claim job seekers allowance for the period of unemployment if you are following their criteria but you will also be able to get advice from careers professionals. They will be able to help you apply for jobs, update your CV, write a covering letter etc. They have a bank of jobs that companies register with them that may be suited to your skills and experience.

Related: Top 10 Tips to Increase Your Employability

#3 Visit recruitment agencies

Take a trip round all the recruitment agencies in your local town. Go through the yellow pages online and find out what recruitment agencies there are and what skills they deal with and which ones are more suited to your skill set. Companies advertise roles through recruitment agencies so they are looking for suitable candidates all the time and can help you with all the tasks and advice you will need throughout the recruitment process.

#4 Do some voluntary work

If you can it’s a good idea to do some voluntary work to (a) keep you busy and occupied (b) keep learning new skills and working (c) it looks good to an employer. It may not be directly related to the work that you have done in the past but it could be a good move for finding something new work related whilst you are searching and you do not know what options will open up through doing some voluntary work.

#5 Do some additional training

The job centre may be able to help you with free training courses that you can do but it’s always a good idea to look at what you can improve upon skills wise and it’s always good to learn new things, it keeps the brain working and keeps a way of improving job prospects.

#6 Keep job hunting

Don’t forget to apply for all the jobs that you can. Search the newspapers, online, go to the job centre, look at local notice boards and also drop your CV and covering letter in speculatively to local companies that you are keen to work for or have advertised for similar type staff in the past or that you know recruit.

Related: Top 10 UK Job Fairs You Should Attend

#7 Practice your interview technique

Practice ready for an interview. Interviews can be awkward times for some people and therefore it is very important to practice. Do it in front of a mirror or role play with a friend or family member. Practice questions that you may be asked and how you would answer them being careful not to rehearse answers so that when you are in an interview you make it sound realistic not rehearsed.

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The Top Ten highest paying jobs 2013

Looking for a career that pays a little more than the minimum wage? Look no further for inspiration! Here we have a top ten of the highest paying jobs that are available.

The Top Ten highest paying jobs 2013

1. Company Director . This should go without saying, but the highest paid positions in the UK are reserved for the heads of companies. Directors command wages above and beyond £170,000 per year, dependent on the company you work for, however, the job comes with a huge amount of responsibility. You will generally be expected to oversee the company as a whole, including setting all of its targets, overseeing all aspects of its day to day running, and responsible for its overall image. To become a director you would usually require to be educated to the highest standard, and to have been employed in your field of expertise for many years.

2. Doctor . Doctors in the UK usually commandeer a salary of a minimum of £85,000 a year, even more if you are a consultant. Doctors usually treat and diagnose all manner of illnesses, or oversee treatment plans. To become a Doctor you will need to attend University for a minimum of 5 years, for which you should expect to require at least 3 A levels to gain entry.

3. Broker . Investment brokers in the UK can expect a salary of at least £80,000 in return for handling financial aspects such as investments, stock and share brokering and pension management. You will require a degree of a 2:1 or better in an economic, business or financial subject.

4. Chartered Secretary or Financial Manager . Commandeering a salary of over £79,000, these posts are taken by people who can prepare financial reports for companies, advise on how to invest and ensure that the records are accurate. These positions require you to have a qualification and registration with the correct body. Chartered Secretaries have FCIS or ACIS in their titles.

5. Senior Civil Servant . With pay averaging over £74,000 PA there are a range of Senior Civil Service roles, such as Social Security Administrators, NHS managers and Policy Managers. To become such a Civil Servant you will require a good degree usually of a Ph.D. standard.

6. Pilot . Aircraft Pilots wages usually exceed £60,000 PA in return for flying aircraft. TO become a Pilot you will have to have attained A Levels in order to attend the Civil Aviation Authority course, and fly a set amount of hours depending on what type of aircraft you wish to fly. You will also have to pass medical assessments, and of course- not be afraid of flying!

7. Management Consultants/Economists. With a salary of over £53,000 Consultants offer their experience and skills to companies to assist them in being more profitable. A degree in a related subject to your company type, or in Mathematics, Economics or Business is a basic standard, and you are usually expected to be educated to Honours level.

8. Lawyers . Depending on the practice and the level you are at, a basic lawyer salary starts at £52,000. Lawyers specialise in helping people with all manner of legal matters. You will require to attend University and take a degree in Law.

9. Police Inspector . Inspectors in the police force average salary is £50,000. Inspectors supervise lower ranking officers and may have more powerful cases to investigate. Police forces have their own entry requirements but formal qualifications are not usually necessary.

10. Manager . There are a range of management positions in various sectors; however most earn over £50,000. As a manager you will be responsible for the overall running of a company, and overseeing its entire staff. Generally a Degree, HND or HNC is required in some form of Business Management to get a post.

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Job Searching Tips 2013 - New Trends

Job Searching Tips 2013 - New Trends

Job Searching Tips 2013 with New Trends

It is very important to choose the right ways to search for the job that you want, not just the one you can get.

1- Email address is as important as your CV

The first thing that the prospective employer is going to see is your email address make sure all the relevant details are accurate including your name and surname. See the good and bad examples examples of professional email addresses:

Bad: Ronaldoforever @, Messistrike @, eagleeyes34 @ etc

Good: Sam.Smith @, Tom.Smith @, NameSurname @ etc.

Make sure your image looks good and choose the right email address for yourself that looks porfessional.

2- Yes, Social Media can find you a job!

Half of the recruiters are not even advertising their positions to find their new employees. Linkedin is a place where Jobseekers and Employers can meet and share ideas and possibly find a job. Set up a professional profile on Linkedin to give yourself an opportunity when Recruiters search for their right candidates.

Not only Linkedin but Twitter and Facebook are also a powerful tools to search for jobs and advertise yourself for free. Posts about the type of job you are looking for and your existing skills may take Recruiters attention.
But be careful – if you are using your social media accounts to attract prospective employers, you should make sure your account is clean and professional looking – it’s not ideal to have lots of negative comments, jokes or pictures.

Read more about Social Media Job Searches:
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3- Update your CV

This tip may not sound very original however updating a CV doesn't mean just updating your current work, references and other items.  We’re talking about adding your social accounts as contact details and trying new, different CV templates to help your CV look better or stand out in the employer’s eyes. It is always wise to amend your CV for every application so the specific skills they are looking for are highlighted and easy to see.

4- References - Are they still there? Contact old referees to make sure the relevant person is still at that address and to see what they are up to. Let them know about your current job search and confirm they are still ok to be a reference for you. It’s always nice to get in touch with old colleagues… and you never know, they might even offer you a job back!

5- Jobs and Career Fairs

The facts state that you have more chance to be employed during a jobs fair than when you are applying for a position on a job site.  This is simply because you can make an impression to prospective employers that a piece of paper, even a well written CV, just can’t do!Click here to view latest Jobs Fairs in the UK.

6- Prepare for the Interview

You can start reading about interview questions and answers even before got a date for it. Preparing for the interview is the only way to beat your interview nerves. A great way to practice is to ask a friend or relative to role play an interview situation so that you get a chance to respond out loud in a timely manner.Click here to see typical interview questions and answers.

7- Join the Job sites

There are about 10 main job boards/sites online and they are all accepting new registrations for free. Those job sites will send you lists of appropriate positions direct to your inbox whenever matching jobs are available. They also register your CV and allow recruiters to search for your skills and offer tips and advice on your existing CV.Click here to see the 11 great UK job sites that can help you with your job search.

8- Jobs to Email Tools

Job sites and many company websites offer jobs to email services for free.  All you have to do is leave your email and define which jobs you would like to receive updates about and every time they update their system with new matching vacancies you will receive an email. Most of these sites allow you to define by keywords, location and time frame.

9- Prepare a list of companies as a target

Let's say you want to work for as a Customer Service Assistant then your targeted companies will be in Retail and Supermarket industry. Make a list of the companies you are keen to work for and then prioritise your search in these companies, visit the stores and speak to existing employees so that you can understand the position thoroughly and when you write your CV, covering letter and attend an interview you will be better prepared and more likely to progress through the selection process.

10- Check Companies careers sites!

Many companies are not advertising their jobs on the regular job sites but they do have their own career sites where they list their live vacancies. You can also subscribe to jobs to email service as well.  Remember that some vacancies are still only advertised within the stores so make sure you look at these too.

11- Recruitment Agencies

Yes, they are still an option job jobseekers and many vacancies continue to be filled through these agencies. Recruitment agencies also offer advice so that you can improve your CV, and in-house tests such as typing speed and whether you can work with Microsoft Office so that they can provide this information to prospective employers.  Attending an interview with an agency will also improve your confidence in interview situations.

12- Applying for unadvertised jobs!

There may be positions available even when a company has not advertised.  If you can get in before the advert then the company will have fewer applicants and you stand a better chance of getting the job.  Speak to friends and family to let them know you’re looking for a job – they may know someone who is recruiting.  Ask directly in the company you would like to work for if they have any vacancies or send in a prospective CV with an excellent Cover Letter. 

Remember if you approach a company ‘blind’ then make sure you have a good copy of your CV with you, and ensure you have done some research into the company so that if you are asked to carry out an on-the-spot interview you are prepared.  If you are sending in a CV and Cover Letter by post, ring in advance to find out who to address it to, and so that it stands out when it is received.

13- Local Newspapers

Many small and large businesses still advertise their vacancies in local newspapers. Don’t miss out on these local opportunities so make sure you buy the local paper and check the vacant positions.  In most areas you can subscribe to local papers to have them delivered to your door on the day it is issued. Read More...
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Careers in Demand 2013

What careers will be in demand in 2013?

There are some occupations that will always be in demand such as most of the titles in the list below. Becoming one of them is really hard, often requiring years of studying and maybe spending thousands of pounds. However once you have got the job then you will always be in demand as long as you maintain the high standards at whatever you are doing.

More careers can be added to the list however the list of 10 jobs below will be in particular demand during 2013.

Careers in Demand 2013

1- Doctor

Doctors are always in demand throughout the world as there are always people that want to be treated.  Qualification and training is a long journey and takes about 5 years but is certainly worth it.  Once your training is complete you can continue learning throughout your career to become a consultant, or perhaps travel the world offering your skills in other countries.  The options are endless.

2- Lawyer

Lawyers are always required in the developed world, particularly as society now resorts to lawyers to fight their cause instead of dealing with matters themselves.  Law is a broad career and lawyers usually specialise in a particular industry or area, such as Business, Divorce etc.  Even in times of economic difficulty, or indeed especially in times of recession where individuals are looking out for their best interests and chasing in debts, lawyers are required to defend people’s rights.

3- Midwife

People will always have babies and therefore trained midwifes will always be required. Many of the professionals in this sector, as with nurses in the UK, have been trained abroad and do not always have the necessary experience to provide the quality, caring experience expected.  Training as a midwife takes about 3 years and includes on-hand experience.  This career is very rewarding although comes with considerable responsibility.

4- Accountant

The main attraction for becoming an accountant is the financial benefits associated with the job.  There are also the challenges of doing a good job and the variety of companies that all require accountancy services in some way.  Accountants will always be in demand whether a company is successful or not as the end of year returns need to be submitted.  Accountancy training can be completed at university or many accountants undertake their qualifications part-time whilst continuing to work.

5- Teacher

While we continue to have millions of babies each year, these babies need to be educated, and that is when teachers become vital.  Good teachers who really care about the job that they do are in high demand and will continue to be so for a long time to come.  Certain in-demand secondary educators get additional grants from the government as they are in short supply.  These include maths, physics and biology teachers.

6- Nurse

Nurse careers are always in demand whether the economy is good or bad. Nurse as a single title is not enough as there are many types of Nurses and Carers who works in many industries. Generally becoming a Nurse is easier than becoming a Doctor as a 3 year degree course is required but gives you much more job opportunities.

7 Social Worker

Who can say Social Worker careers won't be in this list? There will always be vulnerable people in the community and we will always need some people to ensure they are well taken care of.

8 Social Media Expert

If you have a business whether online or offline you will need to take a look at Social Media one day to improve your services or maintain the current situation.

Social Media is a great place to express yourself and your company, give customer support, sell new products, meet new customers and when you can't do these things then Social Media Experts will be there for you.

These days many companies, organisations are working with these guys in order not to be behind of new trends.

9 Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants can do some of the jobs that dentist do giving Dentists more opportunity to treat more patients so more money can be received. No doubt that demand in Dental Assistants will increase in coming years as the NHS considers dental health a high priority and ensure more practitioners are available.

10 Customer Support Specialist

IT Support industry will be bigger in the coming years in line with the increase in shopping online. People will always need support for their products that they bought online or from the store and many people prefer to speak to the companies via the telephone or online rather than visiting a store.

These days many products also need to be registered such as telephones or machines so the guarantees can be activated. Most of the time this must be done on the phone or online when Customer Support will be there to do it. Companies want these guys to sell extra products to while they are giving support such as warranty, extra support, if you bought a laptop then why not buy a USB mouse etc.

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Job sectors expected to grow from 2013 to 2020

Job sectors expected to grow from 2013 to 2020

There is considerable detail within the report but below are the main predictions.

Highly skilled jobs which require qualifications and experience including managers, professionals is likely to continue to grow, with an anticipated 2 million additional jobs created by 2020.  The demand for graduates with advanced skills will therefore continue to rise despite concerns that graduates will not be able to find work once they have completed their degrees.

The number of entry-level jobs such as shop assistants, cleaners, administrators etc. is also expected to increase by about 100,000 by 2020.  A further 313,000 new jobs are anticipated in the care and leisure sectors including hospitality (hotels, restaurants) and care (care homes, hospitals).  These positions require considerable contact with clients, customers and colleagues so communication and ‘people skills’ will be highly desirable in the coming years.

Whilst public sector jobs are predicted to decline, the private sector services will increase employment by over 1.5 million by 2020 with business, financial and computing sectors providing the highest numbers.  These industries have found the first few years of the recession very difficult but are expected to recover well in the next 5-10 years.

An increase of 400,000 jobs by 2020 are predicted within the trade, accommodation and transport industries with much of this growth in distribution, retail and hospitality as more people order items online etc.

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Careers in Demand 2013

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Top 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill in the UK 2013

The Top Ten highest paying jobs 2013

Best Jobs for 2013

Using Social Media In Your Job Search

Can Social Media find you a Job in 2013?

Searching for a job can sometimes be very tedious especially if you are using the wrong methods of job search. For example, if you rely so much on the job vacancies posted on the papers daily, you will stay jobless for a long time. It is very important that you identify the right ways that will lead you to the right job for you within no time and a lower cost. Do not be like the majority of job seekers who believe that the only to get a job quickly is through networking. It is good to be different and use a totally different method such as the use of social media. The internet has made many things easy, quick and efficient. For example, with the help of the internet, you can be use the social media such as face book , twitter and others to network and eventually get a job.

It is true that many people use the social media network to search for and reach their target audience. Similarly, job seekers can use such networks to find jobs. Many company managers and other business people are using the social media to promote their products and services. This provides the job seekers with a great opportunity to reach potential employers and express their interests in working for them. Using such networks you can be able to post your CV where everybody within your network can find it. This will open opportunities for you because a certain employer can find your CV interesting and invite you for a job opportunity. In fact some of the job interviews can be conducted through the same social media. The following are some of the social media channels through which you can try your luck.


If you haven't joined LinkedIn, then you need to consider it because through this site, you are able to connect to different people who have the potential to employ you. Once you become a member of this network, you are allowed to view all the profiles of other members. That way you can connect to people of great significance to you in terms of jobs and other opportunities.


You can take advantage of the chances provided by LinkedIn through blog linking to link your blog to you profile so that other people can see what you post on your blog everyday. This is a perfect way of displaying your talent.


Giving your email to all the friends in your social media network is also a perfect way of advancing your job search since they will be able to notify you of any job vacancies that they feel you qualify for. You will also be able to receive job postings through your email from potential employers on twitter, face book, LinkedIn and more.


If you don't have an account with Twitter as a jobseeker you may be losing a lot of opportunities. Following companies career accounts may ease your job searching process a lot. You can also follow accounts that tweets jobs in your desired industry.

There are also small businesses who are using Twitter to advertise their vacancies for free which you should keep on eye on.

You can contact employers to ask if they have any suitable postions which you can apply for.


These days many employers have Facebook pages which you can join with a click on the like button. It is possible to follow their news updates and apply for their vacancies from Facebook. You can also use this opportunity to ask questions about the company and their careers.

Preparation Guide for a Job Search

If you are about to embark on job hunting but aren’t sure where to start or whether you’re prepared for it or not, read this guide for starting a job vacancies search.

I’ve include lots of tips on how to ensure you’re ready for the (sometimes depressing) world of job hunting, as well as some tips on how to get started in the game…

Check Your CV

Ensure your CV is spotless. You can do this by checking over it yourself or by having a friend/relative look at it and make constructive criticisms.

If you have a friend in the business sector you plan on joining ask them to give you (honest!) feedback on whether they would employ you into the field based on it as it currently stands, or even ask them to hand it to their employers to take a look if they have a friendly relationship with their seniors.

Alternatively if you would rather check it yourself there are plenty of tips on the Internet on how to make your CV look great.

Related: CV Tips

Make All Important Decisions

Make all of your important decisions now rather than when you begin searching; that way you will know exactly what you’re looking for and will be more confident in asking what you want of recruiters and potential employers.

Such decisions might include the sector you want to work in if you plan on changing career paths completely, what salary you want, or even how far you’re willing to travel.

This will make your search a lot easier, and if you are searching at a place like the job center it will make their job of finding you a career a lot easier and faster too!

Work On Your Confidence

One of the many things that shine out to potential employers is confidence! Employers like a candidate who radiates confidence in themselves and what they are talking about, so research the field you want to work in and make sure you’re up to date in all the recent news – you’ll avoid getting caught off guard in interviews.

If you think you’re lacking in confidence, or don’t have a great history of interviews, why not have one of your friends create a fake interview for you to practice being put into the spotlight and answering questions under pressure?

Best Places to Search

If you know what field you want to work in, research the best places to look for work in that sector. Most job advertisements can be found either on the internet, in job centers or in newspapers, but some might be exclusively online on their own company websites, or in company newsletters. Try to work out the best places to search to save you time when it does come to starting your search.

Don't forget Using Social Media In Your Job Search.

And now, you’re ready to begin searching! Good luck on your job hunt, and I would love to hear from people who’ve found these tips useful, or have their own stories to share…

Finding Unadvertised Jobs - Are All Vacancies Advertised?

Not every job vacancy is advertised via newspapers or online – the perfect job might be out there for you, but you just haven’t heard about it yet!

However, if you know how then it’s still possible to find out about and apply for these jobs. Here are some simple ways of finding unadvertised jobs…

Asking Around

Try asking your friends and co-workers if they know of any job vacancies at their companies that aren’t being advertised, or if they know of any other jobs going elsewhere that you might not have heard of.

Co-workers in higher up positions than your own might know about upcoming vacancies that haven’t yet been made public, and by talking to them you could get your foot into the door before anyone else has the chance.

Send Off Your CV

A simple way of finding jobs is to send off your CV to different companies accompanied with a letter letting them know you are looking for work. Alternatively, walk around to different organisations and hand in your CV personally.

If the company has a position open and they feel you are suitable they will offer you an interview, and if they don’t have any positions open right now you can ask them to keep your CV on file for any future jobs that might open up.

Sign Up To Recruitment Agencies

It’s free to register with a recruitment agency and the recruiters receive job opening direct from their list of clients. Many of these jobs are advertised, but not all of them – if they have a CV on file that they think is the perfect match, the job could be offered direct to that person without ever being advertised.

Sign up with every recruitment agency in town, tell them exactly what you’re looking for and you may just get that call about the dream job you’ve been waiting for!


While searching for a job volunteering is a good way to spend your time, and if a position opens up within the company chances are (if you’ve been an efficient volunteer of course) it will be offered to you!

Being ‘inside’ the company, you will also get to hear about job offers before they open up to the public, and depending on the volunteering you do you might also get to meet influential members of other companies around the community whom might offer you a job!

Company Websites

Most company websites will have a section for vacancies in their organisation; these might not always be advertised elsewhere such as in newspapers or any other place online, especially if the company is small as advertising can be expensive!

Companies may also advertise their latest vacancies in their newsletter, so be sure to subscribe.

Old Trade Journals/Classifieds

Take a look in old newspapers and old classifieds to see who has been hiring in the last few months, and try to identify who might be hiring again. Companies who seem to hire new staff every few months are likely to have an opening coming up soon rather than those who have only put up one add over the past year.

Phone companies that have advertised regular vacancies to see when their next might be, or hand your CV in for future reference.

See also:

Employment set to rise in UK 2013

Best Jobs for 2013

Job sectors expected to grow from 2013 to 2020

The Top Ten highest paying jobs 2013

Have any of these methods worked for you in the past? Or do you have any other ideas on how to find unadvertised jobs? I’d love to hear it, so leave me a comment below…

Ten GREAT PAYING JOBS that don’t require a DEGREE!

These days it is harder than ever for people to afford an education, the cost of tuition is on the rise, as is the cost of living, and many just can’t afford to attend University. Other people simply want to get straight into the job market, and not have to spend extra time in education. The good news is there ARE jobs out there that are incredibly well paid. In this article, I will give you some examples of jobs that you can do that don’t require years in education to get, and a little more information about them.
Ten GREAT PAYING JOBS that don’t require a DEGREE!

1. Air Traffic Controller.   In the UK, there are many airports. Air space is controlled by an elite team of people known as Air Traffic Controllers. You would expect that you need to spend years at university to be given such responsibility, however, to become an Air Traffic Controller you only need to gain a licence, which can be attained by completing a course. For details of courses visit Air Traffic Controllers can expect a salary of around £60,000.

2. Sales Manager. Jobs in sales can be easily attained by many people; all it takes is a persuasive nature and a drive for targets. For those that excel in the field you can expect to soon become a Sales Manager. As well as often getting perks such as a car and extra holiday, you can also expect a salary of over £55,000 and the best bit is- it’s something you don’t have to study for years!

3. Police Inspector. Inspectors in the police force average salary is £50,000. Inspectors supervise lower ranking officers and may have more powerful cases to investigate. Police forces have their own entry requirements but formal qualifications are not usually necessary. Put the time in from a beat bobby to become an inspector!

4. Public Relations Manager. IT is possible to start with a PR firm as a junior, or administrator and through serving time working your way up the ranks. You can expect a salary of around £49,000 in return for your hard work!

5. Personnel or Training Manager. Who says there is no money in Man Management? Working your way up the HR ladder to become a Personnel or Training manager can net you a salary of around £49,000! It can also happen quite quickly, with some people getting this promotion within 3 years of starting a lesser post.

6. Train Driver. Train companies run their own in house training schools, and to become a train driver all you need is a good general education and they will put you on track to a great career. Train drivers on average are paid around £40,000 and this wage is achievable even within your first year!

7. Insurance Underwriter. If you can get yourself am administrative job within the insurance sector such as claim advisor, you can soon work your way up to become an underwriter. Insurance underwriters command a salary of £39,000.

8. Customer Service Manager. Many call centres these days are the employment hub of choice, they offer secure and steady work and always have vacancies due to high turnover of staff. Stick in long enough and carry your job out to a high standard and you will soon find yourself promoted through the ranks to management, and this could see your salary shoot up to £38,000

9. Taxi Driver. This may seem an odd addition, but in a recent study, self-employed Taxi Drivers earn on average £37,000 a year after costs. Given you are your own boss and can choose to work more lucrative hours, as well as being able to save money on maintenance and running costs owing to the car being a business expense, becoming a Taxi Driver is a great way to earn a hefty salary.

10. Dancer/Actor. This may sound an unorthodox addition to the list, but all manner of performing arts jobs are available to those talented enough to be able to do them. From TV acting, to entertainment dancing in clubs, the pay speaks volumes. Club dancers can earn up to £1000 per night, TV actors can earn thousands for a few hours. If you have the flair and personality for it, this could be the job for you!

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