The Search

  • Tips for finding the right role
    According to our recent poll, over 1/2 of people voted that the hardest thing about the job search is finding the right role. To aid you during this difficult time, we have compiled some expert tips and materials that will help you to find a job you will enjoy.
  • You’ve secured your new role and now you’re ready for your first day, accompanied by a mixture of excitement and nerves. So, here’s ten top tips to help you survive your first week and start off on the right foot.
  • Whether you’re fresh out of school or finishing your degree, carving out a career for yourself can be tough. To support NCW18, here are our top tips to help you secure your first role.
  • Here are five things everybody gets wrong about apprenticeships. How many did you know?
  • Unsure if it's time to make a change or stay put? It can be difficult deciding the best thing to do - take our quiz for some insight into whether or not you've outgrown your job, and what you should do about it.
  • Return to Social Work programme launched to retrain 100 Social Workers.
  • Anxious about returning to the workplace after having a baby? Take a look at this advice from real life working moms.
  • Not sure where you are going wrong with job hunt? We are here to help.
  • “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” William James
  • Are you contemplating looking for a new job but unsure if it’s for the right reasons? Maybe it’s just a bad day and you’ll feel better about it tomorrow – maybe it’s more than that. Either way, it can be hard to admit that it’s time to move on from your current role.
  • Spring is in the air and has brought with it a whole host of new opportunities. The season of possibilities and new beginnings - now is the time to be bold, be brave and dare to embrace your dreams.
  • It’s that time of year again. The Christmas buzz begins to wind down and we start planning our New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s a new gym plan, cutting down on smoking or getting a new job, chances are your new year’s resolutions won’t make it past January.
  • Are you ready for the next stage of your career, to move on and up the career ladder?
  • In it for the money? Take a look at the top 5 highest paying jobs live on WMJobs right now.
  • West Midlands Police (WMP) is hiring Dispatchers to work within its busy Force Contact department. Read our interview with a Dispatcher to find out about this exciting role.
  • As we start to wind down for the year and before we wind ourselves back up for another one – use the festive period to take a step back to think about what you want for your career and to start to think your approach to job hunting.
  • It’s hard to change a first impression, so it’s best to get it right first time. Your cover letter is the first thing a recruiter will see –your first chance to wow them. Its core purpose is to entice them into looking at your CV and inviting you in for an interview.
  • Our simple tips should help you write a perfect CV. Your CV, alongside your cover letter, is what gets you to the interview stage.