Targeting Employers

Targeting employers page

Targeting employers will help you find out about job or work experience opportunities in your career area. Online employer directories, search engines, business sections of newspapers, careers specific websites and attending careers events will all enable you to identify employers in your field or region, On this page you will find links to employer directories and other methods that can help you identify employers and gather valuable labour market information.

Before making contact with any employer take the time to read our guide for advice and tips on how to approach employers. Your Guide to… Contacting Employers

Employer Directories

Links Related to Your Subject
You will find a range of employers and careers sites specific to your area of interest or study.

Unilife Connect Employer Directory
The Careers and Employability online vacancy system includes an employer directory of employers in Wales and the UK.

Directory of Welsh Businesses – Businesses advertise in the Directory of Welsh Businesses to promote their goods, services & credentials to other businesses & to consumers. Use the Directory to do a quick search for Welsh businesses by name or perform an advanced search using a combination of criteria.

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is a prestigious annual directory featuring Britain’s best-known and most sought-after graduate employers.

TARGETjobs Employer Hubs
Search for graduate recruiters by location and career sector.

Best Companies
Find out the best companies to work for in the UK, as defined by the people who work for them.

Graduate Prospects
Search for graduate recruiters by location and career sector.

Employers in Wales

Business in Wales Top 300 Companies

Swansea Business Directory

Bridgend County Borough Business Directory

Cardiff Online Business

Merthyr Tydfil Business Directory

Neath Port Talbot Business Directory

Social Media

Social Media and Job Search
Social media can now be used to target and understand the culture of organisations. Find out more about the possibilities and issues with using social media for job searching.

Find out how to research career paths and target companies using Linkedin.

LinkedIn Jobs – Search for jobs on LinkedIn, and read advice from thought leaders, view presentations, see examples, find experts, and browse other resources on finding a job.

Using social media in job hunting

CareerPlayer talks to social media “gurus” for advice on how to use social media effectively.

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Networking Events

Careers and Employability Fairs and Events
Attending events can help you connect with employers, gather essential information and market yourself as a potential employee.

Total Professions
Most professions are represented by a professional body. These organisations often provide networking opportunities and events.

Graduate Job Directories and Magazines

The Students’ guide to the Top Undergraduate Employers 2014/15

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