Getting the Most out of fish4jobs.co.uk
One of the UK's largest job websites, fish4jobs lists around 20,000 jobs from across the country.
The site is owned by several major press groups, which represent around 60 percent of the UK's regional press.
This means that fish4 jobs has a high profile in most regions of the UK and draws advertising from many employers and recruiters nationwide.
You can access Fish4Jobs.co.uk here and there's also a link below - after we've told you how to get the most out of their job site. Look out for our 10 Top Tips.
Finding Your Next Job on Fish4 Jobs
- There's the normal basic search on their home page, which allows you to enter your own keywords (such as job title - not always the best thing to enter - see Top Tip #4), location (town, city or postcode) and distance from your location, you then click search and jobs matching your criteria are displayed.
- Top Tip #1: The first few job adverts displayed on the results page may be irrelevant to you, typically these are 'Top Jobs' where the advertiser has paid extra to have their job advert featured at the top of the results page - so just page down to see job adverts relevant to you.
- Top Tip #2: Sometimes you get too many or too few job adverts or all the adverts seem irrelevant. If you find this, then refine your search by clicking on 'Browse All Sectors' on the home page. Then click on your sector - this displays all the jobs in this sector, then select your location in the left-hand side.
- Top Tip #3: Some job titles are better catered for than others. The jobs listed on Fish4jobs.co.uk are the same jobs that are advertised in your local paper. So if you tried Top Tip #2 above and found that there weren't many jobs, then you might be better off with Reed or TotalJobs.
- Top Tip #4: Entering a job title isn't always helpful, as their matching algorithm doesn't always present helpful results - it can be far better to select a sector and then display the results, and then pick a location to refine the results to your particular locality.
How to Apply on www.Fish4Jobs.co.uk
- You can submit a basic application directly from the job adverts, completing a short form and attaching an existing CV from your own PC / laptop etc.
- In the form, you enter your email address, first and last name, tell them what qualifies you to work in the UK and then you need to upload your CV - you may also need to upload a cover letter.
- If you leave the 'remember my details' checked, then you won't have to type in your details the next time you apply, which will save you time. But only do this if you are on your own personal laptop / PC (not a work one).
- Sometimes, when you click on 'apply' you are taken to the employer / recruiter's own website, in which case the application process may be different.
- Top Tip #5: Make sure that you tailor your CV to each application you make, this will significantly increase your chances of winning job interviews, as the more closely you match the job, the more likely an employer / recruiter will want to interview you.
- Top Tip #6: If they ask for a cover letter, then it's vitally important that you actually produce a good cover letter that sells you and your relevant skills, experience and achievements. Again, tailor this to the specific vacancy, don't just send out a glib 'standard letter', make it special.
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Job Alerts From Fish4Jobs.co.uk?
- Top Tip #7: You can request email alerts about suitable job adverts as soon as they're available by selecting 'Jobs by email' in the navigation bar at the top - this will put you ahead of your competitors. Definitely worth doing if Fish4Jobs have the type of jobs that interests you.
- Top Tip #8: Make sure that you narrow down your criteria as much as possible, otherwise you may get too many job alerts. You can change your job alerts by logging in if you get too many or too few alerts.
- To set up an alert, you need to enter your name, email address, relevant keywords (such as a job title), location, sectors you're interested in, salary required and whether you want to hear about jobs from recruiters or employers or both.
- You can have 5 email alerts and you'll need to set up an account on www.fish4jobs.co.uk if you want to change or stop the email alerts.
- You can also save the adverts you're interested in to your 'shortlist'. To shortlist a job, click on the job in the results list - once the job is displayed, click on the 5-pointed star, which is next to the green 'Apply' button. You'll need to set up an account to add a job to your shortlist.
Uploading Your CV on Fish4 Jobs
- Top Tip #9: You can create and store a CV on www.fish4jobs.co.uk, which will allow recruiters who are searching through their candidate database to find you.
- To upload your CV click on 'Upload your CV' in the navigation bar at the top of the home page, you'll then need to 'Create an Account'.
- Top Tip #10: Even if you don't want to upload your CV, it is still a good idea to create an account if you plan to use Fish4Jobs.co.uk regularly, as this will save you time, because they can pre-fill forms for you and you'll be able to change / modify any job alerts you set up.
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- Extra resources are more limited than on Fish4.co.uk than some other job sites, but the sheer number of vacancies and their geographic distribution more than compensates for this.
- There's a searchable list of recruiters and careers advice, both accessible from the top navigation bar.
|URL for job seekers||http://www.fish4.co.uk/|
|Type of site||Generalist job site|
|Specific job sectors covered||
|Number of jobs on the site||20,000+|
|Jobs by email||Yes|
|Can you upload your CV||Yes|
Information for Recruitment Agencies / Employers
- It's very straightforward to deal with www.Fish4Jobs.co.uk as they display everything on their recruiters' page (see below).
- You can buy a standard listing for your job for £199, which puts it up for 28 days. Included in this price is your own branding and your job is also emailed to relevant candidates in their database of 7 million job seekers - some job boards charge you extra for both branding and job alerts.
- For an extra £100 you can have a display listing which means you can add extra branding such as a video or additional promotion of your job when people search for jobs - they claim that you'll get an 80% increase in the number of people who respond to your job advert compared to just paying for the standard advert.
- You can also access over 3 million CVs from job seekers for £600.
- Full details and other options can be found at https://recruiter.fish4.co.uk/