Earlier this year, Guildford was announced as the third best place to be job seeking in the UK, with over 1.4 jobs on offer per job seeker. The wages for jobs in Guildford are also considerably higher than in other parts of the UK, perhaps because of Guildford’s excellent location and transport links into the capital city.
Guildford currently has one of the healthiest job markets in the UK; unemployed tend to find work more quickly than other parts of the country. There are plenty of industries to choose from, including retail, ICT, and jobs at the University. Guildford is a great city for seeking out job opportunities.
Guildford also has a job club set up to help unemployed job seekers. They meet every week in the town centre, and offer coaching, training and skills sessions to job seekers from the Guildford area. They aim to develop job searching techniques to ensure applicants are looking in all the right areas and doing everything in their power to find a job.
In todays job market it is important that job seekers have the necessary training and ensure their CV’s look top notch, as competition for jobs can be stiff. Jobseekers in the city range from young right up to the over 50’s and some struggle to even get a CV together let alone sell themselves in an interview. Some job applications are high pressured and expect a lot from the candidate. IT skills are vital for most roles, and the Guildford Job Club aims to help job seekers with this. We live in a technology focused age and can’t seem to get away from computers, so it’s important all job seekers are taught the necessary skills to allow everyone a fair and even chance at securing a position.