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Who are WhatJobs?

WhatJobs? is a job search website and not a job board. This means our users are provided with the most current job vacancies advertised across the United Kingdom. In fact, we only list the most current vacancies - so you can be sure that you’re getting the most up to date jobs out there.

Not just another Job Search website

We’re a job search aggregator, which means we’re essentially a giant search engine for UK jobs. This makes your job search much more simple.

Instead of having to sign up to dozens of different job boards and be overwhelmed with hundreds of emails, WhatJobs? allows you to view a much wider range of online vacancies in one place.

For example, if you wanted to search for a graduate role, you may be interested to discover that we’ve many more vacancies than the leading, established graduate-focused sites.

What kind of jobs can i find?

We have jobs in both public and private sectors and employers range from leading global brands to smaller businesses. No matter where you live in the UK, you’ll be able to find thousands of jobs in your area. The more specific you are in your search, the more focused your results will be.

Whether you want a sales role in Salford or an engineering position in Exeter, we’ve got you covered.

What Makes WhatJobs? ID unique

Our powerful job search site is supported by our unique, powerful algorithm that ensures 10,000 verified, authenticated UK jobs are added to our site. Anything that doesn’t meet this criteria is filtered out.

We currently have over 400,000 active users on our site and this figure is constantly growing. Our aim is to help job seekers get back to work, and assist people who are already in work find their ideal job.

Our job alerts service is unrivalled in the industry. It only takes a few moments to sign up and you’ll receive all the latest jobs from our databases based on your chosen criteria.

Summary

We have 100,000+ new jobs every single week, covering every job sector. In other words, there's something for everyone. So whether you are getting back into work or looking for a career change, start your search here with WhatJobs?.

WhatJobs? is 100% free to use for all job seekers and always will be.

How Do I Deactivate My Account?

There are a couple of ways you can go about this. If you want to delete your account all together, you can do this by logging into your account, and under account settings selecting delete. However, if you just want to stop your job alerts, you can unsubscribe by typing your email address here.

DELETING YOUR ACCOUNT

First you’ll need to log into your account like normal by clicking the sign in option at the top right of WhatJobs? homepage. You’ll then be asked to enter your email and password.

If you’ve forgotten your password please look at our section on accessing your account when you’ve forgotten your password.

Once you’re signed in you’ll be able to change your account details and Jobs By Email (JBE) alerts.

Click on Account Settings and 'Delete Account' after selecting the Danger Zone option and this will remove your details from our system

STOPPING JBE's

If, you simply want to alter your email alerts this can be done by clicking the “JBE Alerts” option. Pausing your job alerts will stop you from receiving email alerts for new jobs until you decide otherwise. You also have the option to choose to receive emails more or less frequently, depending on what best suits you.

Will I be able to reactivate my account in the future if I delete it?

Deactivating your account is quick and straightforward. If your job situation changes, you can always re-add an account with WhatJobs? in the future. The beauty of our email system means that you can customise your email alerts so you can receive them as little or often as you wish. Also, as you’ve just seen, once you’ve found your perfect role, putting a stop to the emails couldn’t be more simple.

How Can I Get Better Job Matches?

To make the most out of WhatJobs? we strongly recommend you set up an account with us. The sign-up process is quick and straightforward. All you need to do is enter your details before clicking on the confirmation email.

When you’ve signed up you’ll be able to access the full range of features WhatJobs? has to offer, including our email alerts service.

Setting up your own personal job alerts is very simple and will bring all the latest jobs according to your selected criteria to you. Take a look at the how to create a JBE section to find out all there is to know about job alerts.

How do I create an Account?

BENEFITS OF CREATING AN ACCOUNT WITH WhatJobs?

To get the most out of WhatJobs? we strongly recommend that you set up an account. The sign-up process is straightforward and only takes a moment. All you need to do is enter your details before clicking on the link in the confirmation email.

When you’ve signed up you’ll be able to access the full range of features WhatJobs? has to offer, including our email alerts service. This allows the jobs to be sent directly to you, matching your criteria for salary, sector, job title and location. You can also choose how often you’d like to receive your alert. Take a look at the how to create a JBE section to find out more.

How do I change my Registered Details?

WHAT ELSE AM I ABLE TO EDIT IN MY ACCOUNT SETTINGS?

Apart from your name and email address there are several other things you can edit. The first of these is your list of recent searches. You can either choose to remove them from your history or increase/decrease the number of results displayed per page.

The second setting you can edit is your list of saved jobs. This allows you to remove any jobs that may have, for example, expired, from your exclusive list. For more information on this, please refer to our section on setting up email alerts.

I Have Forgotten My Password - How Can I Access My Account?

To change your password/do a password reset, you need to follow these simple steps:

  1. At any point on our website, look to the top right hand corner and click on sign-in
  2. Under the login boxes click the link that says forgot your password?
  3. Follow the instruction to your email address and click the link in the email.

You can now recreate your password - don't forget to make a note of it, alternatively you can select the remember me option on the login page

Jobs by email(JBE)

Jobs By Email (JBE) alerts are the final setting you can alter. This setting allows you to stop or edit any of the alerts you’ve previously created. You’ll also be given the option to select how frequently you’d like to receive your alerts: everyday, every other day or weekly. If you like you can pause any of your alerts indefinitely.

For more information on JBE please take a look at our section on everything you need to know about setting up job alerts. This will bring all the latest local jobs in your chosen sector - tailor-made to your unique preferences - directly to your inbox.

How do I find jobs relevant to me?

Finding local jobs on WhatJobs? is easy. The best way to discover the most recent jobs in your sector(s) of choice is to have them come direct to you by setting up an email alert.

To do these see our section on setting up a job alert. Once you have a job alert set up, you will receive the latest jobs straight to your email address.

SETTING UP A JOB ALERT

Setting up an email job alert is quick, easy and will help you massively in your job search. The first thing you need to do is follow this link to our jobs by email page.

If you’re already logged into your account, you’ll be asked to create a new job alert. If not, take a look at our sections on creating an account or recovering your password in case you’ve forgotten it.

Once logged in, you can enter details including keywords, locations and sector to restrict your alerts to your specific criteria. Once you’ve filled in all the fields, click save and you’ll be sent an email confirmation. From your account settings, you can also select how regularly you’d like to receive your alert(s).

ADVANCED SEARCH

The second way to get relevant jobs is to do an advanced search on our website. Again, you can read our advanced search section to find out more about this.

The final way to find relevant jobs for you is to do a search by location here on WhatJobs?. You can do this by following this link to our jobs by location page. Then all you have to do is select your location and all the jobs in your local area will be displayed.

What do Cookies mean?

Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer. They are created to hold a small amount of data which is specific to a particular website, such as a username and password which would allow for easy log in to a particular website.

This is just one example of what cookies can be used for. Their main purpose is to help make your online experience better.

If you wish to delete your cookie data, you can do this by going into your browser settings. As each browser is different, you want to be looking for your history. Here you can remove all of your browsing history, cookies or both.

How do I search by location?

There are a number of ways in which you can search by location on WhatJobs?. The first is by using the search box provided when you first arrive on the WhatJobs? website. Simply type what kind of work you are looking for in the first box, then the location in the second.

The second way to search WhatJobs? local jobs is by clicking on the advanced link. For more information on this see our advanced search section.

The final way in which you can search WhatJobs? for local jobs is by clicking our search by location link on the home page. From here you can select your area and all the jobs that are currently available will be listed.

Summary

Searching by location on WhatJobs? is simple, quick and versatile. Due to the fact we update our site with 100,000+ unique UK job vacancies every week, we recommend that you set up email alerts so that all the newest local jobs are sentdirectly to your inbox. Using WhatJobs? advanced search feature will also help you find the local jobs in your area that match your skills and expertise.

How do I spot an email scam?

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFER jobs, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFER jobs website for information on common scams and to receive free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Staying safe in your job search

The chances are that most of us have probably encountered an email scam at some time or other. With there being so many out there, it’s sometimes not easy to distinguish from emails that are legit. That being said, in most cases it’s really quite easy to spot a scam email

Whilst it would be impractical/impossible to name all the different types of scams out there, here are a few of the major warning signs:

  1. The number one thing you should look out for is any email asking for your personal details. This is particularly true if they’re asking for the types of things you’d never include on your CV - bank details are the obvious example here. As a rule, if anyone’s asking you for details that are irrelevant to your job search you’d do well to ignore them.
  2. Bad punctuation and spelling is another obvious sign that should immediately set the warning lights flashing.
  3. If you look at a genuine job ad, such as the ones we provide on WhatJobs?, the employer states what skill sets they are looking for in a candidate. Scam job emails often give you a lot of information about the job, but will offer very little about what they’re looking for in candidates. The idea here is that the less specific they are, the more likely ordinary punters are to apply.
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