Finding A Job In Wales - How To Go About It

The economic situation in the UK has had an impact on every part of Britain. Almost all industries have been affected in some way. With the high number of recent redundancies, unprecedented numbers of unemployed graduates and every company and government department making big cuts, finding a job is no easy task.

The UK's economic recession is affecting Wales as much as anywhere. Finding a job in Wales hasn't been this difficult for a very long time. Though it is more difficult to find a job, that doesn't mean it won't happen. People are still finding work.

So how can you make sure you are one of the 'lucky' ones?

Finding A Job In Wales

As with any region in the UK, it is important to know the region you are looking for work in. Though they are becoming more similar, each region still has specific industries upon which it relies for the majority of its income. Though Cardiff, Bridgend and Swansea operate in the same way as most cities in the UK, there are parts of Wales that are very different. Both Pembrokeshire and most of north Wales rely, almost completely, on agriculture and tourism for their revenue. Counties like Carmarthenshire also still rely on agriculture and the construction industry to support the majority of its inhabitants. To stand a good chance of finding a job, you need to be looking in the right places. There is no point looking for an internet marketing managerial role in Carmarthen, equally, looking for work as a farm manager will be fairly difficult in the Cardiff area.

Of all the regions in the UK, Wales falls short in its use of the internet. Welsh businesses use the internet less than any other region. For those having difficulty finding a job in Wales this means spending less time on the internet and more time on the phone and meeting people face to face.

The Importance Of Recruitment Agencies In Wales

When jobs are difficult to come by, knowledge of the job market and valuable connections are often what make the difference. If you are having difficulty it is often really useful to find your local recruitment agency. The good thing about recruitment agencies is that they have an in depth understanding of the local job market. They know the companies that are currently recruiting as well as which roles certain people are best suited to. If you choose a smaller agency, you are likely to get a personal service which is very likely to result in you finding the job you want.

Though finding work in Wales is quite difficult at the moment, it isn't impossible. The key to you being one of the few who find work is knowledge. Whether you get your knowledge of the local market through your own research, or the experience of a local recruitment consultant, this knowledge will make finding a job in Wales a lot easier for you.

Tom Pearson is a professional copywriter working for Dart Recruitment.

Dart Recruitment are a recruitment agency in South Wales specialising in finding employees and employers for businesses and individuals.

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