How to Search for a Job Online [Graduate Guide]

Dec 26, 2019

In this post, we will share some actionable tips on how to search for a job online!

We have collaborated with Jooble UK, a job search engine website that allows you to search for jobs that are posted all over the internet from one place. 

Before we get started, it’s worth mentioning that we provide comprehensive coaching to help students, graduates and career changers who are looking for the right job. Not just any job. So if you are currently applying for jobs, check out our one-to-one coaching, interview coaching and online courses.

So without further ado, let’s begin!

How to search for a job online 

Here are 5 ways to search for a job online:

1: Job Search Engines

The chances are, much of your job search will be online. Luckily for you, searching for job openings on the web has become a lot easier over the years, thanks to job search engines.

Using job search engines is the quickest way to find jobs online.

How job search engines work

Job search engines work in a similar way to general search engines such as Google. They allow you to enter in keywords, then it shows you a list of results that are relevant to your search.

They work by gathering jobs from all over the internet from employer websites, recruitment agencies, job boards and more.

How to use a job search engine

Jooble job search engine
  1. Enter your keywords – this could be your desired job title.
  2. Enter in the location – i.e the town that you would like to work in
  3. Click ‘find jobs’
Jooble search engine

4. Use the filters on the left-hand side to narrow down the results.
5. Click the ‘x’ on each result to remove ant jobs that aren’t suitable.
6. Click on the search results that you are interested to find out more about the job and application details.
7. Enable the job alerts feature to be notified when a suitable job vacancy has been posted.

The benefits of using a job search engine

Using a job search engine is much quicker than going to each company’s site to see if they have any suitable roles. This makes your job hunt much easier!

2. Job boards

Job boards are another way to search for job opportunities online. They are websites that advertise job listings online.

Job boards for graduates

You can use job boards that are niche and specialise in advertising graduate jobs.

Some job boards allow you to submit a copy of your CV and notify you when relevant job opportunities are posted.

Here are a list of job boards for graduates:

3. Recruitment agency websites

Here’s another way to search for a job online – using recruitment agency websites.

Recruitment agencies often post job openings on behalf of their clients.

They won’t usually share details of the specific company so you will need to get in contact if you discover a job that you are interested in.

Recruitment agencies for graduates

Some recruitment agencies are specialised in helping specific job seekers. For example, some recruitment agencies specialise in recruiting digital professionals.

Here are some recruitment agencies for graduates:

4. Employer websites

When applying for graduate jobs or schemes, you might have some specific companies in mind.

For example, you might be sure of your career path, and know that you would like to apply for consulting programmes at PwC, Accenture and Deloitte.

In this case, it is a good idea to do a Google search for that particular company’s graduate opportunities.

Once you’ve located the relevant page, you can then find out more about the role such as the entry requirements and the application process.

Timing is very important if you are going to take this route as many graduate schemes at large companies open their applications in November and start making job offers as early as December for candidates to start the following spring/summer.

5. Social Media

Many job sites promote job vacancies on their social media channels. Therefore, it is possible to find out about job vacancies via social media.

Furthermore, some recruiters use social media to identify candidates that are suitable for roles that they are trying to fill. So it is important to maintain a professional brand online.


LinkedIn has built-in job search capabilities. You can use LinkedIn’s job search feature to find a graduate job or internship.

How to Search for a Job Online: Summary

We hope you found our post on how to search for a job online helpful. If you would like help finding a graduate-level job, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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