Simply Hired UK Tips & Tools
Additional resources to aid in your job search
Job Search Tip Sheets
At-a-glance tips sheets to supplement your search
Performing a Basic Job Search
The fundamentals of finding a job on SimplyHired.co.uk
Looking for a job on Simply Hired is easy! First, go to our home page.
1. In the Keywords field, enter keywords such as a job title, skills or company name.
2. In the Location field, enter a city, region or postcode.
3. Click the Search Jobs button.
You will be directed to a results page containing job postings that match your criteria.
When you have too many jobs or not enough
To search for an exact phrase, put the phrase in quotations marks in the Keywords field. For example, a search of "Marketing Communications" will only return results with the exact phrase “Marketing Communications” anywhere within the listing. Searching the phrase without the quotation marks returns results for the words “Marketing,” “Communications” as well as “Marketing Communications.”
Exact Job Title (title:)
To search for a specific job title, write “title:” followed by the title you wish to search. If the title is more than one word, you should consider putting the job title in quotation marks.
Example: title:“sales executive”
Exact Company Name (company:)
To search for a job at a specific company, type “company:” followed by the company name. As with job titles, if the company name is more than one word, place the company name in quotes.
Using AND, OR and NOT
Simply Hired supports the Boolean terms AND, OR, and NOT. Remember, these must be capitalised in order to work correctly.
Examples of use:
AND (returns results with both terms in job listing)
You’re looking for jobs that require writing and editing: writing AND editing
OR (returns results with either term in job listing)
You are looking for Manager or Supervisor jobs: Manager OR Supervisor
NOT (returns results with one term, while excluding those with other term)
You’re looking for engineering jobs, but not software engineering: title:engineer NOT software
Please note that use of the NOT term first requires a positive search term. A search for NOT "truck driver" is invalid and will not yield results.
The default setting for your search location is a radius of 25 miles. To search for jobs in a specific city, you can utilise the location drop down field to adjust the location range of your search.
Example: Liverpool, England
Applying to a job
To apply to jobs, just click on the job title in the job search results page. You’ll be taken to the job description page where you will find directions for applying within the listing.
Simply Hired is not the hiring company for jobs on our site, and we are not a recruitment or employment agency. Please do not send CVs/contact us for more information about the job or the status of your application. Enquiries such as these should go directly to the hiring company.