Traditional Media And The Job Search (Part I)

Traditional Media And The Job Search (Part I)

National Newspapers & Broadsheets

Years before social media came along with people logging on to Linked-In, Twitter and Facebook, one of the ways to find a new job included reading the Newspapers, both the national and local/regional press.  I certainly remember the Financial Times Job Supplement every Thursday in the office, seeing 20 or more pages of job adverts aimed at Director and Executive level candidates.  If you were to look at the same Thursday edition today, it is a mere 5 pages or so.

 

As we start the New Year, it is obvious to most commentators that 2011 will be another year where traditional print will lose out significantly to online job advertising.  When online job boards surfaced here in the UK at the beginning of the millennium, the numbers of pages dedicated to job advertisements in newspapers started to decline.

 

Whilst online advertising is certainly taking the place of print for job adverts, there are still job opportunities advertised in the national and local/regional press which you shouldn’t ignore.  Applying to newspaper job adverts alongside other methods of job hunting which we discuss here on Approachthemarket.com means you will cover the whole range of avenues available to find yourself a new role.

 

Employers target which newspapers to use according to number of sales of the paper, and the socio-economic profile of its readership.  Generally, you are likely to find Executive and Senior Manager UK and International roles in the Daily Broadsheets, and Manager to lower-level grade roles in local or regional newspapers.

 

This post is the first of three over the next few weeks, and I have decided to review the National newspapers first.  Below are details of which Broadsheets are available based on where you live, and I have provided links to the online version of the paper which will take you direct to the jobs section if they have one (some of the newspapers are subscription only).   The next two posts in the weeks ahead will cover some of the regional and local newspapers which means you will have total coverage (hopefully) of all jobs available via newspapers and their online equivalents.

 

If I have missed any national newspapers out from the list below that have job supplements, please let me know so that I can add a link to them for future reference.

 

Broadsheet Daily & Weekend Newspapers

 

England

  • Financial Times – The online jobs section is here
  • Daily Telegraph – The online jobs section is here
  • The Guardian – The online jobs section is here
  • The Independent – The online jobs section is here
  • The Times – The online jobs section is here
  • The Sunday Times – The online jobs section is here
  • The Sunday Telegraph – The online jobs section is here
  • Independent on Sunday – The online jobs section is here

 

Scotland

  • The Herald – The online jobs section is here
  • The Scotsman – The online jobs section is here
  • Financial Times – The online jobs section is here
  • Daily Telegraph – The online jobs section is here
  • The Guardian – The online jobs section is here
  • The Independent – The online jobs section is here
  • The Times – The online jobs section is here
  • The Sunday Times Scotland – The online jobs section is here
  • The Sunday Telegraph Scotland – The online jobs section is here
  • Scotland on Sunday – The online jobs section is here
  • Sunday Herald – The online jobs section is here
  • Independent on Sunday – The online jobs section is here

 

Wales

  • Financial Times – The online jobs section is here
  • Daily Telegraph – The online jobs section is here
  • The Guardian – The online jobs section is here
  • The Independent – The online jobs section is here
  • The Times – The online jobs section is here
  • The Western Mail – The online jobs section is here
  • Y Cymro – Online subscription required here

 

Northern Ireland

  • The Belfast Telegraph – The online jobs section is here
  • The Irish Independent (Dublin based) – The online jobs section is here
  • The Irish News (Belfast based) – Online subscription required here
  • The Irish Times (Dublin based) – The online jobs section is here
  • The News Letter – The online jobs section is here

 

Best Wishes

Leslie Fearn

 

Leslie has over 15 years Recruitment experience helping blue-chip corporates to SME businesses recruit for their Finance teams.  As one of the founding Directors of McGinnis Loy, a Specialist HR and Finance Recruiter across the Thames Valley and London, he is still actively recruiting in the marketplace today.  Follow his helpful tweets on Twitter: @McGinnisLoy

 

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