Looking for Work
Most people have an idea of where and when to look for work, so this article is written as a check list of what you should be doing and where you should be looking if you're serious about finding employment on the Isle of Man.
The JobCentre has vacancies for all types of work and the vacancies change quite frequently so it's worth visiting regularly, and all vacancies can be viewed on-line. The staff can offer support and advice when seeking employment.
31 Prospect Hill
Isle of Man
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Careers Service Centre
The Department of Economic Development provides a Careers Service Centre dealing with young people, although can offer advice to adults.
31 Prospect Hill
Isle of Man
The Isle of Man Government Departments
Many jobs are advertised in local Newspapers, papers include the Courier (free paper), Examiner and Independent. The Isle of Man Newspaper website provides advertised positions
Employment agencies can often work in two ways. They employ and pay you while you work on a contract they have with an employer, or they fill a vacancy for an employer who will then employ you directly. These vacancies can be permanent or temporary and there are agencies which specialise in specific occupational areas.
It's not unusual for 'temps' to find full time work through agencies. Employers may well treat a temporary contract as a 'probationary' period. Of course for some employers and employees alike, temporary contracts give them both flexibility.
Many employers still have vacancy boards on their premises. Large stores such as food retailers and DIY companies use internal notice boards as these are seen by thousands of customers, and there is often no need to go to the expense of advertising as suitable applicants can be attracted through these notices.
It is also common practice for these types of companies, whose staff continually changes, to provide application forms even when they have no vacancies. Ask at their customer service desks.
The Web is a great resource for seeking employment. Many Employers and Employment Agencies advertise their vacancies in this manner and in some cases applications may be made on-line.
Most web sites are well marketed through search engines, so a search there is a must. Do a little reading on how to make the best use of each engine and how to combine words effectively. It will save time if you make specific searches for, say, graduate recruiters or specialist occupation agencies, rather than trawling through hundreds of thousands of general search results.
Once you've found your sites you will find vacancies, with on-line directions on how to apply. With others an added feature will be a C.V. posting service a very useful speculative approach to those hidden vacancies.
Plan Your Search, Get Organised
To make the best of your job search you need to concentrate on the above, plan your search and plan the time you spend in the visible and hidden job markets. The more that you put into your job search in terms of research, time, effort and planning the more likely you are to succeed in finding those vacancies.
Isle of Man based Employment Agencies
There are numerous employment agencies on the Isle of Man, please follow this link to an up to date list.