A range of directories, resources and services to assist jobseekers.
As we all know, looking for work can take a lot of time and effort. It can be difficult and stressful. But it will be easier if you are organised. The following JOBSearch pages will help you to get organised! They will help you:
Useful links to: Vacancies; Voluntary Work; Information, Advice and Guidance; Job profiles; CVs and application forms; Interviews; Courses and training; Redundancy.
Jobseekers' Advice sessions from Leeds Library and Information Service
For help and advice on work and learning, book a one-to-one session with one of our advisors who can help you:
- Assess your options
- Develop your CV and covering letters
- Deal with application forms
- Use the Internet to look for a job
- Research companies
- Understand the job market
- Prepare for an interview
- Find courses and training
Sessions are in the Central Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday mornings. Sessions are also held in some of the community libraries - currently Halton Library on a Friday morning and Seacroft Library on a Friday afternoon.
Please ring 0113 247 8282 to book an appointment.
The Work Club at Leeds Central Library
The Work Club at Pudsey Library
The Work Club at Guiseley Library
Comparability of overseas qualifications in the UK
UK NARIC, as the national agency, managed on behalf of the UK Government, provides the only official source of information to individuals wishing to work or study in the UK about how their qualifications relate to those in the UK
Leeds Library and Information Service can check the comparison of qualifications gained overseas using UK NARIC’s database
This is done by making an appointment with Keith Holdich at Leeds Central Library on 0113 247 8269 and is free of charge. Please bring your qualification documents with you to the appointment.
However, please note that if you require official documentation on the comparability of your qualifications, you will then have to contact NARIC directly either by post or online and request either a Statement of Comparability or the more detailed Career Path Report. NARIC makes a charge for this service.
Leeds Library and Information Service is not able to produce these official documents for you.
The comparability information supplied by UK NARIC is designed to assist you when applying for jobs or courses in the UK. The Statement of Comparability or Career Path Report can be presented to employers or institutions as supporting information, together with your CV or application form, as confirmation of the recognition of your overseas qualifications in the UK. This will enable potential employers or educational institutions to make informed decisions about the suitability of your qualification(s) for the job or course for which you are applying.
For further details please consult the UK NARIC website
Employment Agencies in Leeds
A comprehensive directory of over 230 recruitment agencies in Leeds, categorised according to the areas of recruitment they specialise in, to help you identify the ones which may be able to help you find work.
It was first published in 2002 and has been updated regularly since then. The latest edition was published in October 2011.
The Directory of IT Services in Leeds
This directory has been published by Leeds Library and Information Service in response to frequent requests for details of local companies and organisations involved in the many aspects of computing and information technology, including: hardware and software, consumables, networks and telecoms, maintenance and support, consultancy services, training providers, database development, internet services, e-commerce solutions and web site design.
The directory contains information on over 620 companies. The details for each company can include: company name, address, telephone number, fax number, email and website. There is also a description of the products and services in which the company specialises.
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