Looking for work – download the new careers booklet from Youth Employment UK

Download the free Looking for Work careers booklet from Youth Employment UK – your guide to planning, applying for and landing your dream job.

This free careers booklet has been designed as your personal guide to planning, applying for and landing your dream job. Ideal for young people 18+ this booklet is editable and ready to help you start your career journey.

Download the Looking for Work Booklet


LOOKING FOR WORK – a guide for young people

This booklet brings you all the information that you need to look for your first role or move on into a new position with a career you will love!

We believe it helps to think of job hunting is a game. If you know the rules of the game, along with a few cheats or top tips, then your chances of winning will be much higher.

This bumper guide is packed to the brim with clear info, useful advice and all those little nuggets of wisdom from the experts that make job hunting that little bit easier.


  • What Are Employers Looking For?
  • How Do Businesses Recruit?
  • Developing Your Skills
  • The Young Professional
  • The Skills Builder Framework
  • Different Jobs Require Different Skills
  • Developing Your Young Professional Brand
  • Job Hunting
  • CV Writing, Cover Letters & Online Job Applications
  • Interview Preparation
  • Dealing With Rejection
  • Accepting a Job Offer – What Next?

How to use the LOOKING FOR WORK booklet

All of this useful information means that there is a lot to cover! It might take you six hours or more to work through this booklet – the more time you spend on really getting to know the content and completing the range of activities, the stronger your chances will be of finding employment.

This booklet is YOURS. Go through it in your own time. Work through the pages as fast or slow as you need. You can also keep things flexible and jump to sections with the details you need right now.

LOOKING FOR WORK – a guide for parents and teachers

The Youth Employment UK website also provides free teaching and support resources to schools, colleges, providers and youth organisations. In addition our newly-launched Parents Hub is on hand to support parents and carers helping young people through their big career decisions too.

About Youth Employment UK

We have been providing free online skills and careers resources to young people since 2012. It’s something we are passionate about doing and our audience is growing. The information we provide is always free, impartial and really useful too. Find out more about our work to support young jobseekers with the Youth Friendly Employer Mark, and see how we support employers, teachers and parents.

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For more information, please email info@youthemployment.org.uk or call 01536 513388.

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