Job Clubs

Calderdale Libraries form part of a network of job clubs throughout Calderdale. Most clubs work on a drop-in basis and PC access is free.

Job clubs generally offer the following range of services:

  • setting up an email account
  • setting up job alerts and searching for job opportunities online
  • managing your Universal Credit Account
  • formatting a word-processed CV and covering letter
  • Support and advice to ensure that you fulfil any claimant requirement if you are claiming benefits. This could be the number of hours you are expected to carry out job seeking activity, the amount of jobs you are expected to apply for and evidencing job seeking activity

Library job club

Library Venue Time
Central Library Tuesdays 10am - 12pm, Drop in. Please bring your own memory stick
Mixenden Library (run by North Halifax Work Support) Tuesdays 10am - 12pm, Drop in.
Beechwood Library (run by North Halifax Work Support) Mondays 1.30 - 3.30pm, Drop in

Thursdays 1.30 - 3.30pm

Other organisations that can assist your job search

It can be difficult to know where to start! These organisations and websites will help to guide you through the process.

C&K Careers

Offers free advice and guidance sessions to all adults and will help you to create a CV. Can help you to find the right training or course; will help you to write an application form and prepare for an interview. Offer regular CV and Interview Preparation Workshops.

Halifax North and East Blog (Halifax and Ovenden Initiative)

Covers Illingworth and Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf, Ovenden and Warley. Provides information, advice and links on all areas of life for all residents. Run job clubs as North Halifax Work Support.

Writing your CV

There are a number of ways of getting a winning CV created:

C&K Careers

C&K Careers will help you to write a CV that really sells your skills. They have drop in sessions throughout the week at their base in Halifax town centre and at locations throughout Calderdale. Phone: 01484 225500.

Tell your adviser at Job Centre Plus, if you are claiming benefits, that you need some help writing your CV.

Don't forget to think about a covering letter! Take a look at the National Careers Service for some good advice and examples.

Job sites and other useful websites

Job Searching tends to be carried out online. These are some of the most popular job sites. You can save your CV onto the site and then apply for jobs.

Learn new skills

Calderdale Adult Learning offers a range of courses, some of which can help you to get back into the workplace.

Learn my way  offers a series of free self taught courses to help you develop your IT skills.

Future Learn  offers a comprehensive range of short free online courses from Universities. Some of which will help you to get into employment, improve workplace skills or just expand your mind!

Search strategies

Decide what jobs you would like to do

Find the best keywords / phrases to find the vacancies you want (e.g Driver, warehouse, sales, retail, customer service). If you get no results then try a different word to describe the job. Do not be too specific as you may not see the full list of job vacancies.

Decide how far you are able to travel. Job sites will allow you to specify how many miles you can travel to a job.

Ensure that you make a note of your job search activity and applications, either by recording them on Universal Job Match or making a note in the book that your work coach may give you.

Using Social media to find a job

More and more organisations advertise their jobs on Twitter. Sign up and get following:

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