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Jobseeking in the library

woman smilingMedway Libraries have a wide range of resources to help you in your search for work. These include:

  • free internet access
  • job vacancy information
  • books on writing a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • books about  interview techniques
  • drop-in advice sessions with the Medway Youth Trust, National Careers service and the Strood Community Project   
  • details of local groups that can offer more in-depth help

Universal Jobmatch

  • Guide notes for Universal Jobmatch  (pdf 231 KB). To use this file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.
  • If you are having difficulty accessing the Universal Credit or Universal Jobmatch websites, library staff can signpost you to additional support at the Job Centre. 

Job vacancy information

  • Libraries stock local and national newspapers, which list job vacancies.
  • Information about local job vacancies are listed online under work and jobs
  • The library links page includes some useful websites that list job vacancies; these websites are listed under Employment and Jobseekers.

Need help looking for work?

Free online job searches

Photo of a women with laptopYou can search for job vacancies online using the network of computers in each library. Medway Council offers free internet access and use of Microsoft Office in all libraries. You can use the computers to fill in application forms, write CVs and covering letters and email them to a companies or to research a company before your interview.

Free Wi-Fi is available at all libraries.

New to computers?

If you are not confident using a computer ask about the free new to computers one-hour training session being run on a weekly basis in most libraries.

Photo of two people near a laptopInformation about training

Library staff can help locate information about local training and courses at a variety of levels, for all ages and abilities. Some of this information is available online, in the libraries online resources. Libraries also hold details of all the Medway Adult Learning Service courses and a variety of titles on a wide range of careers which are available for loan to registered borrowers.

Self-employment or starting your own business

If you are considering self-employment Medway libraries hold books and other resources that can help get you started. Information about what is available is on the business information page.

The library service maintains a list of business websites in their library links section, listed under business.

Useful links