• Be methodical, have a weekly structure and stick to it.
  • Regularly go through the local papers, copies can be found in the library, and relevant job sites online.
  • Sign up to job agencies especially if there are specialists ones in your field e.g. Groundsearch Consultany. Many of them offer an alert service when new vacancies are posted. The more ways of looking for a role, the better your chances of finding one.
  • Keep a log of jobs applied for, date applied, where it was advertised and if possible keep a copy of the advert. This will help jog your memory if an employer comes back to you after a few weeks and you are not sure which role they are talking about.
  • Be proactive – contact all suitable local organisations to yourself such as football clubs or independent schools and send out your CV to the relevant person. To find out the relevant person research the organisation on line or phone them up and ask. You never know it could be a case of right person right time.
  • Post your CV online on specific job sites.
  • Network – contact old colleagues and ask if they know of any positions coming up and if they could keep an eye out for you.
  • Attend your local regional IOG meeting to gain new contacts in the industry and keep an eye on relevant industry websites, remember sometimes it's who you know.
  • Keep your hand in – if you have been unemployed for a while maybe volunteer at your local sports club, football ground etc. to get you back working and doing something you enjoy plus increase your circle of contacts. Also it will look good on your CV.
  • Social Media – Check your social media and how you are portrayed on those sites. As increasingly more people have access to your home pages, an employer may check up on you before deciding whether to interview you or not, if you site portrays the wrong impression they may decide not to interview you.