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Getting a new job

How to find, apply for, and be offered a new job.

These options will help guide you through the process of getting a job, from searching, through to starting in your new role:

Search for a job

Information about searching for a job, including where to look.

Applying for a job

Find out about CVs, covering letters and application forms.


Preparing for an interview, giving a good interview and what to expect.


Find out about assessments and other tests you might have to take.

Being offered a job

Find out about the job offer itself and what to consider.

Starting your new job

Advice on starting a new job and how to survive your first week.

The job market in North Yorkshire

Farming and agriculture is key to the region’s economy, with a strong associated food sector. Tourism is also a major part of the economy with York being one of the most visited cities in the UK. York, Harrogate and Skipton have a more business and commercial focus, with the Selby area supporting more manufacturing and energy generation. The coastal area is predominantly a visitor economy but with growing engineering, mining and offshore development.

North Yorkshire is an area of high employment, with good quality and skilled staff in high demand. The key sectors in the county are:

Further information is available from:

Careers Yorkshire & the Humber provides information and resources about career options, career planning and job market information at regional, local and district level.

National Careers Service for general information on careers, skills and qualities required.

Last updated: October 2019