Job Search Centre Index
The people who come to this site will be
looking for work for a number of reasons. They may be:
- Changing jobs for a better paid
position or career advancement.
- School leavers looking for their
- Jobseekers returning to the workforce
after a break
- Retrenched workers who have not had
to look for a job in decades.
- New migrants (or other Australians)
looking at employment opportunities in Australia.
Whatever reason you have for looking for work, there is one thing
for sure, you need to get a job and you need to get it fast. It is a
jungle out there and there is conflicting information and
competition is fierce. Today's workforce has changed and so have job
Job search methods not working?
One of the major hurdles of being a Career Coach is to get
people to look at
their job search and career development from another
angle. If what you are doing hasn't worked in the past you need
to change your job search strategy. Seems logical, don't you think?
If you want to get a job fast it is advisable
that you sit back and reassess your job search methods and start
from the beginning. There is no magic formula. Each person is
will take you step
by step through the career planning and job search process.
This section is a prιcis of what you will find on this site to help
you find a job of your choice and also to save you time.
No job means no money. It
is as simple as that. A bit of job search planning will save you both time and
money to reach your career goal.
Steps one and three, and
parts of stop two are covered in
Career Support Service
Resume/cv Writing Service.
However It is covered briefly here. They must be
completed in sequence before you start your job search or you will
be back to square one.
considered that you may not be in the right type of work and you
lack of success is in the job targeting and knowledge of what you have
to offer an employer? If not you won't be able to write or re write
Are you going for jobs that are suited to your
knowledge and skills?
Does you experience match what the employer is
Are you trying to target jobs because you don't
want to do the same type of work you have always done?
What have you got to offer the employer?
Do you know your work strengths and weaknesses?
One, if not all of these reasons, may be why you are
not successful you need to look at. career assessment - covered in
Career Support Services
If you don't want to go there just yet you may want
to do this
assessment. It is an excellent tool that will
surprise you with the results. Thoroughly recommended especially if
you need to write or rewrite your resume
Knowing your personality
type will also help you make a career decision and may explain why
you don't like your job and why you don't fit into an organisation.
By knowing you personality type you can modify your behaviour and
make you a better leader or work colleague. It can benefit you
assist you outside the workplace.
Free Personality Test
If you are
clear about your career direction take the next step. Otherwise spend some
time matching your personality, temperament, skills, knowledge, and
Career support services contains career coaching options and career
assessment tests to
match your interests and values with career paths you may want to
and Career Opportunities
you can find links to government and non - government sources that can give you labour
market trends, job descriptions and a lot more to help you target a
career area and may offer you a career change that has long term
Step 3 :
Write your resume
resume services we take you
through your option of getting your resume crafted. We have also
but you will find more on our resume page.
Now that you know where you are going, you have your resume
you need to know how to go about looking for work.
Recruitment today is a whole new ball game.
Are you using only one or two
sources for finding vacancies?
are overwhelmed by the job search process and spend their time looking for
jobs in one very small highly competitive section of the labour market.
are many ways you can go about identifying possible
career and employment opportunities
using a variety of sources.
find a job
discusses internet job search verses traditional job search methods
- advantages and disadvantages. You can then go to
17 Recruitment methods. Understanding
how employers recruit can help you in you job search and open up avenues you had not thought
about and where there is less competition.
You will use a different method of applying for a job. Other
relevant section are two
how to cold call
which are tutorial type sections. These concepts are tried and
proven techniques that still work.
Step 5. Make contact with the employer
By the time you get to this stage you could write an
to provide a framework for your job search.
Application Letters or cover letters - 5 sections
dealing with letters
targeted job application letters are as important as your
an effective and powerful job application letter is crucial to
winning a job.
If you cant write a winning application letter you will not get and
interview. Yet many applicants just run off a letter that tells
employers how good they are using tired old phrases. They
underestimate the power of the application letter (also called
use a one fits all job application letter. This is the biggest mistake jobseekers
letter must address the employers criteria. That is, your
application letter should match everything the employer has
put in the advertisement (if it is in response to an
Companies must be researched so you can target your application
letter to the company.
Two targeted application letters a day are more effective then
20 untargeted letters.
Our letter writing sections
are very comprehensive. They are long because we do not just skip
over the material. You can take what you need from them and there is
something new for even the most experienced jobseeker.
We teach you how to write a letter and why. We provide examples of concepts in each method. We also show you
how to write and set out a business letter
sample job application
Hundreds of applicants daily are searching for information on the
correct business letter format.
Step 6 . Preparing for and attending a job interview
Prepare for an Interview
Very comprehensive information to ensure you give yourself every
opportunity to win the job. It covers,
How will the interview be conducted?
Research the organisation
Review your skills and prepare your interview
Prepare your referees: Differences between
reference and referees
Job interview checklist
How to make the most of your entry
Tips on some "don't do's during the job
First impressions - non verbal communication
Interview tips for older workers
What to wear for an interview.: Workplace
association and psychology of colour.
After the job interview tips
Job interview Process and Questions
This section looks at the interview process and
interview questions and answers - what the
employer wants to hear from an applicant in a job interview situation.
Types of interview questions
Informal unstructured interview technique
The formal structured interview technique
How the formal interview technique is
Open and closed questions
Step 7. After the interview
a thank you letter. See
sample application letters
Congratulations. You have got the job of your dreams.
Resources to assist you in your job search
Job Search Resources
Recommended books and software to make your job search easier and
more effective. We have researched the best resources for all job search
activities. Please have a look.
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