how to find a job you love

If you're reading this, you're probably already thinking about how to find a job. Michael Page has several tools available to help you - and in this article we'll run through some of those options, as well as some more general tips and tricks to find a job that meets your needs and ambitions.

Step 1: Motivation

Before you start looking for a new job, think about your motivation. Unhappy in your current role, seeking more money or responsibility, or just been made redundant and need to find new employment as quickly as possible? There are endless valid reasons to look for work, and they can all affect your job search in different ways.

Once you know your motivation for finding a new job, you can use it to guide you. If money is your priority, our salary search tool has what you need. If you're seeking more of a work-life balance, then maybe our location search could help cut your commute.

Let's look at some of the ways to find a job with Michael Page, so that you have a clearer idea of what's available to help you carry out your job search.

Step 2: Use the right tools 

First of all, here are some of our top tools to find a job:


MyPage is our job search dashboard that puts everything in one place. No more flagged emails in your sent items or scribbled lists in paper notepads - MyPage puts it all at your digital fingertips:

•    Upload your CV and manage it online
•    Use your saved CV to apply for multiple jobs on
•    Keep track of your active job applications
•    Avoid making duplicate applications for the same job or employer
•    Manage your job alerts to find new opportunities fast

Of course you're also free to apply for jobs directly or via other platforms, but MyPage is here to coordinate your applications through Register for MyPage today and get one step closer to your dream job. 

Online job boards

Online job boards have become the go-to place to search for hundreds of roles using your dream job title, location or salary, or to browse vacancies by industry. Internet job search results can be ranked according to 'best fit' so you know you're always seeing the best match first.

Even if you don't immediately find what you're looking for, internet job boards usually allow you to register for job alerts. That way if a vacancy becomes available and it's a good match for your specified criteria, you'll be notified so you can consider whether to apply.

Check out all the live roles on the Michael Page job board using our handy filters to define your search. 


Newspaper advertisements are still a great place to look for local jobs (or high-profile jobs in the national newspapers). While this is seen as old-fashioned by some people, it's likely that a job ad in the local news has been seen by far fewer candidates than a competitive vacancy listed online.

This method is a bit more hit and miss. You can't be sure of finding anything relevant in the local or national news on any given day, but it's still a valid part of an overall job hunt and can help you to read up on industry-relevant developments in the articles too.

Trade publications

Trade publications - including industry-specific magazines, websites and academic journals - often have a jobs board to advertise current vacancies that fall within their remit. Again, they're also a fantastic source of more general news, information and discussion of the issues impacting your chosen profession.

A job advertised in the leading trade publication for a specific sector is likely to attract much higher levels of interest, but our career advice articles can help you to hone your application to help it stand out from the crowd.

Build your network

You can always fall back on your own network of family, friends and former colleagues to help you find a job that matches your skills and interests. Networking via business breakfasts and LinkedIn adds the power of professional word-of-mouth to your job search, which can help you get your foot in the door with potential employers.

An endorsement or even a personal referral from an individual who is respected in their industry can provide a huge helping hand in competitive disciplines - but try to build your network organically, rather than expecting a stranger or recent acquaintance to recommend you for a top-level job.

Start your search

Register for MyPage to streamline your job search and take the strain out of your online applications by storing your CV to use in an instant.

Alternatively, give us a call to speak directly to a Michael Page recruitment expert, and we'll help you to steer your job search in the right direction.

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