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Job Hunting Advice

If you’re looking to enter the world of work or perhaps explore what new opportunities are out there in the museum sector, on this page we have pulled together some information and resources that we think might be helpful.

Find a Job 

Some ideas of where to start when looking for an opportunity.

Job Seeking Skills Tool, PlanitPlus

Social Media and Job hunting Prospects

My World of Work, How to search for job  Skills Development Scotland

Apply for the Job

Now you have found the job you are looking for, here are some ideas to help make the most of your skills for prospective employers;

My World of Work, CV's and applications Skills Development Scotland

CV advice - National Careers Service

OpenLearn, CV Advice Open University

How to write a CV Prospects

Cover letter sample Prospects

Cover letter template Reid

Prepare for the Interview

You have secured an interview, here are some links to help you prepare.

Sector Interview Advice Museums Futures

My World of Work, Interview with confidence  Skills Development Scotland

Interview advice - National Careers Service 

Interview Tips Prospects 

Upskill for the Job

Free online courses 

My World of Work Skills Development Scotland

OpenLearn Open University



Future Learn (Limited access without payment)

Digital Garage Google


Apprenticeships & Further Education  Skills Development Scotland 

My World of Work Apprenticeships Skills Development Scotland

UCAS Universities and Colleges Admissions Service


Job sites for the museums and galleries sector

Creative Scotland

Arts and Business Scotland

Museum Jobs

Arts Industry

Arts Jobs

Arts and Media Jobs

Museums Association

University of Leicester Museum Studies Jobs Desk

Museum Galleries Scotland's Opportunities page