How can I apply for jobs that are not advertised?
Make speculative applications
This means contacting companies directly to find out about opportunities - a bit like when you were a student and contacted local businesses and shops and approached family and friends to find Saturday/holiday jobs.
When should I make a speculative application?
Note that in Northern Ireland speculative applications are not appropriate because equal opportunities legislation requires employers to promote their opportunities in such a way as to allow anyone interested to apply. Some employers may hold your CV onfile and later inform you about future vacancies to be advertised.
General rules for speculative applications
How can I identify potential companies to send my application to?