Submit your first application

How to find jobs and submit an amazing application.

Watch the video below with one of our support workers, Ryan, to learn about how to increase your chance of success when applying for jobs.

Top Tips!

Before you apply

  1. First, make sure you have a great CV (click here to see our guide to creating an amazing CV)
  2. Check Beam employer partner alerts. Beam employer partners have chosen to work with Beam so they can find great candidates. You have a higher chance of being invited to an interview with one of these companies, and we can offer you more specific preparation for these roles
  3. Set up job alerts: Click to see how to set up job alerts

When applying

Make sure your CV is tailored to the job description and role

Create multiple CVs with small tweaks such as the job role, skills listed and experience depending on the role you are applying for

Write a draft of your application form in Microsoft Word or Google Docs

Have a friend, family member or support worker check your application and/or CV before summiting for any role

After you have applied

Follow up with a polite email if the feedback date has passed

If you’re unsuccessful, politely contact the employer asking for feedback

Check your junk email folder for replies that might be in there by mistake