• Where am I: Home > Members > Management job seeker advice - Applying for jobs


When applying for new jobs there are various ways in which you can find out what types of jobs are available:

  • Adverts in your local press
  • Adverts in relevant magazines, for example: Motor Industry Management, AM
  • Notice boards at your place of work
  • Adverts in local job centres
  • Looking at the Internet
  • You may have a company Intranet that you can check for job adverts
  • Talking to your line manager about future job prospects.  This can be formally through your appraisal discussion or simply by word of mouth.

Once you have found an available position, your next step is to look at the advert and see what it requires of the jobholder and what the job can offer you.

Questions you should ask are:

  • Do I have the right skills and knowledge required for the job?
  • Do I have the right qualifications for the job?
  • Do I have the right personal qualities for the job?
  • Does the job pay the salary I’m looking for?
  • Is the job in the right location for me?
  • What benefits can the job offer me?
  • What development opportunities does the job offer?

If you are happy that the job advert meets your requirements, you need to know what to do next or who to contact. 

Some adverts will ask you to send in your CV with a covering letter, some will ask you to phone and speak to a certain person about the job.

Most adverts will explain what you need to do and it is important that you follow these instructions.  For example, some employers may not want you to send them a CV, as they prefer to send out application forms.

Others may want you to phone them first as this could form part of their selection process.

These things are generally dependent on the job you are applying for and the company who is advertising the job.