Get That Job! Universal Jobmatch Hints & Tips…

sweda work clubSEARCH TIPS:

  • Refine your search – Refine details like distance and posting date on the left hand side of the page for quality results
  • Search by postcode – Searching by postcode gives more accurate results
  • To search for a specific job title, use the ‘Job Title’ (first) box. However this will only bring up jobs with these words in the title
  • The ‘Keyword / Skills’ (middle) box can be used to search for a specific Job ID (this can be found in the web address bar at the top of the vacancy details page) or an Employer. You can also enter skills in the middle box and this will potentially provide more job matches. This is because it searches both the job title and the job description, rather than just the job title. For instance, retail jobs can be called lots of different things so entering ‘retail’ in the middle box will bring back more results
  • Qualifications (i.e. CSCS Card, 17th Edition, NVQ’s, BTEC’s, and Degrees etc) can also be entered in the ‘Keyword / Skills’ box Using a ‘+’ sign between words will tell the system to search for these words together. Using more specific searched will improve the quality of job matches. For example:- 1) full+training 2) no+experience+required 3) full+driving+licence 4) 16+hours. Alternatively this can be used the other way by using a “-“ which take key words out of a search
  • Save a search – If a previous search has been successful save it and use it again next time by clicking ‘save this search’ once the results have been displayed
  • Search ‘All Jobs’ in TTWA to improve your local labour market knowledge & set realistic job goals
  • When you start to type a job title in UJ it will suggest possible job titles you may be looking for. You do not have to select one of the suggestions
  • Recommended Jobs – these are based on the skills the in the ‘Profile’ and the system searches within 40 miles. Only the top 5 matches display on the ‘Homepage’ so to utilise this tool fully click ‘view all’ on this section and then refine the results on the left hand side of the page. Narrowing down the mileage and selecting ‘today’ will give you recommended jobs advertised that day within the local area-you can then save the search criteria to use again. Universal Jobmatch Customer Information Hints & Tips V3 05/02/2014


  • Application History – Only vacancies that have the ‘one click cv submit’ (gateway) method are recorded within the ‘Application History’ tab, as these are the only one’s we know an application has definitely been submitted. Therefore all other ‘apply’ button methods must be recorded using the free text ‘My Notes’ box
  • My Notes – Just to clarify the ‘My Notes’ box, where you can record your ‘other’ jobseeking actions, is not visible to staff when accessing your records; this is because only you can write in this free text box. However any activities you have recorded will be noted under the ‘Activity History’ tab for staff to view. You should record all job searching activity (i.e. job searches on UJ and any other websites) within this section
  • Using a Smart Phone – Sometimes this will not link in to the site so your activity will not show when an adviser views your account. While Smart Phones are useful to search for work, it is impractical to use them effectively as the only means of looking and applying for work without having access to a PC


  • Review your skills button – On each vacancy there is a button on the left hand side which will allow you to check the skills you have listed on UJ against the skills likely to be required for that particular vacancy. There is then a quick add button for you to tweak your skills
  • Skills – In the ‘profile’ section it is vital that you put in as many ‘skills’ as they can. For example if you are looking for factory work, put in ‘factory’, ‘assembly’, ‘production’, ‘manufacturing’, ‘warehouse’ etc. Use words you are likely to see in job adverts. It’s vital that these are spelt correctly too. Refer to the UJ Skills Analysis sheet for further skills


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