Where can I look for jobs?
A quick summary of some of the places you can find internships, placements and graduate jobs online.
Student and graduate specific resources
These resources are specifically aimed at undergraduates and graduates
More general resources
These are aimed at a wider audience (not just students and graduates) but are useful nonetheless.
- LinkedIn advertises job vacancies, is frequently visited by recruiters and you can often apply for jobs directly on LinkedIn. See university.linkedin.com/linkedin-for-students and bit.ly/LinkedInAcademyWorkbook
- HiPEAC jobs (High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation) is good for jobs in hardware, supercomputing and related fields
- Indeed.co.uk, fish4.co.uk, reed.co.uk, totaljobs.com, monster.co.uk, cv-library.co.uk and jobs.ac.uk, are general jobs boards that also advertise jobs for students and graduates, alongside many other vacancies.
- jobs.smartrecruiters.com has lots of jobs, mostly in America
- stackoverflow.com/jobs jobs via StackOverflow. You’ve cut and pasted the code… they advertise technical vacancies too
- Get a recruitment agency to help you, see careers.manchester.ac.uk/findjobs/graduatejobs/agencies. Beware that some employers don’t use agencies and they may have a bad reputation: Google “Recruiters are …” and see what the auto-complete suggests.
- glassdoor.co.uk is like tripadvisor for jobs. Find out what it’s really like to work for given employers from current and former employees. a student oriented version can be found at glassdoor.com/Students
- Google job search aggregates content from many (but not all) of the sources above. You can use google job search use to find internships, placements and graduate jobs anywhere in the world, as well as saving vacancies and setting up job alert notifications by email. If you haven't used it already try the following searches for example:
Google job search works by indexing embedded microdata based on schema.org/JobPosting, see developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/job-posting. If you’re looking for a job AT google, they have moved from jobs.google.com to careers.google.com.
It's not what you know, its who you know
Step away from your screens and keyboards, and spend some time talking to people in meatspace (IRL, AFK). Many job vacancies are not advertised, you’ll only find out about them by talking to people. Build your network, you never know when that random person you met might become a really useful contact who can help you.
- Meetup, eventbrite and attending.io are a great way to tap in to the hidden (unadvertised) job market. If you attend events you find interesting, you’re much more likely to meet potential employers that you’d like to work for.
- The manchesterdigital.com/events calendar is loaded with interesting stuff too.
- The technw.uk calendar has a good overview of technology events in (and around) Manchester. Many are attended by employers. See the list of Manchester employers for Computer Science students at git.io/manc
- Alumni, there are over 10,000 graduates from the School of Computer Science. Many of them are active members of our industry club cs.manchester.ac.uk/industry/club/ search a given employer name on LinkedIn, you can find alumni who work there using network.manchester.ac.uk
- Having a digital portfolio of your work online will create opportunities for virtual networking, github, hackerrank, devpost etc. Recruiters look at these sources and anyone looking at your CV will also browse your code online (if you have published any)
- See the events calendars at bit.ly/ugevents-calendar , bit.ly/ugevents-in-ics and bit.ly/unics-events.
- talk to students in kilburn, there are hundreds of students here!
Postgraduate study: Masters and PhDs
- You can apply to Universities directly for postgraduate study and also…
- Search and browse Masters degrees at findamasters.com, a directory of Masters degrees and postgraduate qualifications at universities around the world
- Search and browse PhD programmes at findaphd.com which claims to be the “World’s Largest Database of PhD Opportunities”