Jobseeker Direct was a service provided by the UK government that allowed job seekers to search for and apply for jobs over the phone. The service was part of the wider Jobcentre Plus network and was available to anyone who was claiming benefits or looking for work.
Jobseeker Direct was replaced by the Universal Jobmatch service in 2012. Universal Jobmatch is an online service that allows job seekers to search for and apply for jobs, create and upload a CV, and receive alerts for new job vacancies that match their skills and experience. It is accessible through the gov.uk website and is free to use.
To use the Universal Jobmatch service, you will need to create an account and provide some personal details, including your National Insurance number and contact details. Once you have created an account, you can search for jobs based on your preferred location, industry, and job type. You can also upload your CV and set up job alerts to receive notifications when new vacancies are posted.
The Universal Jobmatch service also provides tools and resources to help you with your job search, including advice on CV writing and interview techniques, and information on training and education opportunities. If you require additional support, you can contact your local Jobcentre Plus office or speak to an advisor through the service.