Department of Education

How do I apply for a job?

Most companies advertise any job vacancies either on the Internet – on their website or job search websites, in newspapers or at the Job Centre. [See ‘How can I find a job?’]

When you’re thinking about applying for a job, it’s important to read the job description very carefully.

  • Look at the job title, the company, the location and the salary.
  • You also need to make sure that you match at least half the criteria that the employer is looking for.

The job advertisement will tell you how to apply. This may be by sending your details by email, calling the employer, or filling out a hand-written application form.


The Job Centre has lots of careers advice and jobs.

Type ‘job’ or your chosen career into an Internet search engine such as Google.


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