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How do I search for jobs on CV-Library?

From the homepage you can complete the quick search. Simply fill in the job details you are looking for: keywords, industry and location. If you want to supply more details click advanced job search, and enter your desired contract type and salary.

Alternatively, you can log in to your candidate profile and search for jobs from there. You will then be able to save job vacancies and apply for them later.

We recommend setting up Job Alerts as well as job searching. You can then be emailed job matches, and also choose to get push notifications or Twitter direct messages.

Can I save jobs I am interested in?

Yes, as long as you are logged in to your candidate profile you can save jobs and view them at a later date. To view saved jobs log in to your candidate profile and then click 'saved jobs' under 'my account options'.

Can I search for jobs by location?

Yes, this is one of the search criteria. Select a location and choose how far you are willing to travel – anywhere from 1 to 750 miles.

I don't have time to search for jobs. What should I do?

We understand that not everyone has time in their day to search for jobs. If you set up Job Alerts you will have jobs emailed directly to your inbox that match your criteria.

Please note: Job Alerts are based on certain criteria including keywords, so we recommend you search the database every now and then to ensure you aren't missing any jobs.

I keep getting irrelevant search results. How can I stop this?

Try using different keywords and adding as much detail as possible within the search criteria. This could reduce the number of results you receive but they should be more relevant.

Can I search for jobs which require certain languages?

Yes, enter the language (e.g. French or Spanish) in the keyword box on the search jobs page and the system will automatically retrieve jobs that have this keyword in the description or job title.

What is the Boolean search method?

We recommend using this method if you are searching for a very specific role.

The basic Boolean method is a combination of AND, OR, NOT, "..." and brackets.

For example, if you are looking for a receptionist role but not in a school, you could enter the following in the keyword box:

(Receptionist OR Secretary) NOT School

This would return results for either receptionist or secretarial positions but nothing including schools. The brackets are used as a container so that our search engine knows that the NOT School variable applies to both keywords, and not just one or the other.

Or if you are looking for a sales manager role but not within recruitment you could enter:

"Sales Manager" NOT Recruitment

Can I search for jobs by industry?

Yes, this is one of the search criteria. We have jobs across all industries industries to choose from and if you're not sure what your dream job is listed under please click 'All industries'.

I've found an inappropriate job on Who should I contact?

Please contact us via the contact page. We will double check the vacancy and remove it immediately if it is inappropriate. We endeavour to only allow database access to recruiters genuinely looking for candidates.

I have a question about job searching that is not answered here. What should I do?

You can contact us via the contact page.