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FAQs for individuals - Sort Your Future

How is Sort different to other careers sites?

We know there are other careers sites out there and some of them do a great job, but we wanted to do something a bit different with Sort. Instead of designing Sort to appeal to teachers, parents, and careers advisers and to tick the Government's career education boxes, we designed Sort to put you in charge.

First off, Sort is a private space. No one else can see what you're looking at in there, you don't have to speak to employers directly and you don't have to create a CV or profile with all your achievements. When you're just starting out in your career you might not have a full CV or a big list of achievements - that doesn't matter in Sort.

We've tried to make Sort an easy way to discover career options and opportunities based on what you are interested in and what you're like as a person. If you want to take the next step and apply for an opportunity that's up to you. You can save a whole range of different options (most people don't know what they want to do - it's normal, it's a good thing ) and you can change your mind as often as you like.

We also want to know how we can make Sort better. If you've got ideas, just email us at admin@sortyourfuture.com - we'd love to know what you'd like to see us do next.

Is Sort free?

Yes! Sort is, and will always be free to our users.

Do I have to create an account?

Nope. You can use our Sort engine to browse and filter the site. If you want to follow a company or say you're interested in an opportunity we ask you to create a simple account so we can store your info for you when you return to the site.

Where does your careers information come from?

We've used a combination of the UK Government's published labour market information and our own research from a range of sources to create what we believe is the most comprehensive and easy to navigate career discovery database available. We always want to improve though, so we'd love to hear your suggestions for ways in which we can make it even better. Please email us at admin@sortyourfuture.com

Can I change my Sort settings?

Yes! We change our minds all the time so we made sure that you can keep changing your settings whenever you want. Hit the settings button at the bottom right of the page to adjust your settings whenever you want.

Can companies see my personal information?

No! Sort is a private space for you to work out your options and think about what you want to do. If you want to apply for or take part in an opportunity you can choose to do so but we never pass your info on to companies inside or outside of the Sort platform.

If I login using Facebook or Google can companies see my profile?

No! Sort is a private space for you to work out your options and think about what you want to do. If you want to apply for or take part in an opportunity you can choose to do so but we never pass your info on to companies inside or outside of the Sort platform.

How does Sort protect my data?

Unlike other sites, we only ask for the data we need to make the platform work and we never share your personal information with the companies on the site or with advertisers. We make sure all the third party suppliers we work with are fully compliant with the GDPR (Europe's data protection law).

Can I talk to companies directly through Sort?

Sort is a private space rather than a 'social network' so you can follow companies and tell them that you're interested in their opportunities but you don't have to send messages to them directly. When you're ready to apply you just follow the instructions they've posted.

Is there a Sort App?

Not yet... When we talked to potential users of Sort they told us that they'd rather use the platform via a web browser than have an app on their phone, but if you think differently and you'd like an app we'd love to know about it. Email us and tell us why you want an app: admin@sortyourfuture.com

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