Job Search Assistance / Resource Centre - Index
and structure to your job search / career development activities.
search support section provides you with Everything
you need to know to take charge of your career today.
a job in today's global market requires a different approach and
involves learning the latest job search methods and techniques.
This section provides you
with key job search techniques
you will use to find you next job or take your career to the next
information is invaluable, indispensable and it is
this job search section as a practical tool and valuable resource
and you will acquire priceless job search skills that can serve you
throughout your career.
See a summary of what is in
Job Search Assistance / Resource Centre
job search assistance not readily available elsewhere;
On this page
only one or two sources?
Current employment trends
development and job search skills
for the global economy.
information provided in each section of The Job Search
Assistance / Resource Centre
Want a job change and it is all a bit too hard? We have provided the
tools to help you realise your potential and empower you to take control of your
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 or 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?
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
and using a variety of sources. to find a job.
Not enough time to look for a your dream job?
If you have been looking for a promotion or a new job and have been unsuccessful,
are you ready to
change your job search methods? If
so, you will be challenged, because
yesterday's methods are outdated. You need to change your mindset, and
some people find this difficult.
We can show you how to win a job by using the
latest job search methods. Everything you need to know is on this site, and it is
not just sketchy information. It is for the serious jobseeker who wants to
advance their career or find the job they have trained for, or have worked for and
Current employment trends
Research conducted at the end of last year indicated that 77% of
(out of a group of 1,000), made up their mind to change
jobs in 2008! However, events in 2009 have led to companies to cut costs
and retrench workers. So changing jobs in this environment will be more
Downsizing in your Industry? Don't wait for the inevitable, plan for the
Perhaps some people can see the future in a crystal ball - the
rest of us wish
we could. Clearly current employment trends indicate that it
is the wise employee that takes
control of their career and remains informed of what is happening
in the workplace today in order to develop skills that may be required in the
future. We need to position ourselves to take advantages
Recruitment today is a whole new ball game.
Acquiring proactive and advanced job search
development knowledge is essential in order to operate in a global economy. You will find
development and support, job search assistance and career and
job search resources
on this site. All the information is essential reading if you want to find your dream job or advance your career.
How to Win a
Job and increase your potential earning power
How to Look for Work in a Less Crowded Market
Career and Employment Opportunities
Career and Employment
Opportunities are everywhere.
This section is extremely useful for getting information
about your industry, where
the jobs are, and material to assist you to make a career choice by;
Assist with writing an
action plan to provide a framework for your job search.
Taking control of your career by
and companies that have
employment opportunities in your skill area or occupation/trade.
an insight into the labour market to identify potential
employers and sources of vacancies.
If you do this you will
stay ahead of the market and operate in a less crowded environment.
Comprehensive government resources to use, for example, the Hudson
report which charts where the jobs will be in your area in the
future (Australia). excellent information for potential
immigrants - to Australia or from other states.
Australian Job Guide to assist with career planning.
stacks more Australian information about the labour market.
conduct employment market research and
how to use the internet to conduct
employment market research
Recruitment Agencies dealing with specialised Jobs
18 different recruitment or hiring
methods are identified and discussed. This section provides comprehensive information on how
to apply for jobs requiring different job search methods - approaches and
processes.The advantages and disadvantages of both
traditional methods and the internet are discussed further in
How to Look For Work
How To Look For Work
Now that you know where you are going, you have your resume
you need to know how to go about looking for work. I bet
the first thing
you will do is get onto the internet and conduct internet job search using
internet job banks or online job boards.
This section discusses why
you shouldn't ignore traditional job search methods in favour of internet job search.
It provides indexed information on recruitment methods.
Understanding the recruitment process
of recruitment methods
types of recruitment methods
Job Application Letters
Each recruitment method will require you to communicate verbally
or in writing using different job
Writing an effective and powerful
job application letter is crucial to winning a
job. Not all letters will be to the employer - many will go through
third parties and not all letters will be letters of application. You will
need to learn how to write prospecting letters, letters of interest
and letters to generate leads from people within your network. Each job recruitment method will require written communication with
different content. This section looks at different job
application letters for different circumstances and gives examples.
it also makes a distinction with
Application Letter: Advertised Job (looks at effective letter
content) which is in a section of its own. Both sections
must be read to write an effective job application.
to job application letters
Examples of the most commonly used
job application letters.
Can I use one cover letter for all jobs?*****
How and why you should
address employer's needs*****. This
questions and links
How to Write a Winning Job Application
Application Letter For an
Advertised Job This
section is a valuable resource providing
you with techniques for writing a winning job application letter. Your letter must have a
logical letter format - the beginning, the
middle and the end, and make use of marketing techniques. Comprehensive
cover letter contents include:
- Using Marketing Techniques
Tricks of the trade so powerful they will
put you way ahead of the competition.
If you are looking for a step by step process of
writing a compelling job application letter that will lead to a job offer then this is where you need to
be. You will find valuable insights and techniques to help you create a
message with irresistible appeal to your target market.
This section looks at using sales and marketing
techniques in your job application letters. Don't miss it.
This is for the serious jobseeker with ambition to succeed in
finding a better job with higher pay. It requires a commitment to
learn and implement the latest job search methods.
and how can they be used
in your job application.
example of features and benefit statements.
Expand upon meaningless phrases often used in resumes - examples.*****
meaningless phrases into powerful persuasive sentences using
features and benefits / outcomes.
Marketing techniques used in
comprehensive and unique approach to put you ahead of the competition.
Applying marketing techniques to
your application letters
Overview - letter
A cover letter for an advertised position
to Write a Business Letter
you how to set out a letter in the correct business letter writing format and
also has valuable information about reading principles,
which is very important and not found elsewhere unless taken
from this site. A letter that is set out badly
will make an unfavourable impression. There is much more to
letter writing than you probably know. No matter how
good you think you are at writing letters using the
correct format, just take a peak at this section. Even senior
professional managers make critical mistakes that probably cost
them the job.
Any type of
job application letter must conform to the layout and
format of a formal standard business letter. Contents include:-
Sample Job Application Letter
This page provides
you with an example of a job application letter for each
Career change letter
to an employer for an advertised position
Prospecting letters for cold
(calling canvassing) and networking.
Prospecting letter for a retrenched manual worker
Job Search Assistance and
Interview Methods and Techniques
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.
unstructured interview technique
The formal structured interview technique
the formal interview technique is structured
Open and closed questions
Interviews - Job Interview tips
This section provides you with
comprehensive tips on how to participate in an interview with a
definite plan and more confidence. Contents include:-
Search Action Plan
Do you just apply for
advertised positions or are you proactive and look for job
Instead of waiting for jobs to be advertised you can be proactive and
expand your knowledge of the labour market by conducting
market research in
order to gather job
information needed to develop a job
successful job search strategy requires a variety of skills, tools
This section discusses why you should do an action plan and how to
chances of finding a job of your choice in a shorter period of
Goals turn wishes
Develop the right attitude -
Visualise yourself in your job
Define your goals
The to do list
Write your goal
Good record keeping
Try a combination of contacts
Comprehensive Information on
Accessing the Hidden Job Market
Through Cold Calling and Networking
Career / Professional
How to find a job through networking
Comprehensive information about
identifying who is in your network and how to use your network effectively
to find a job.
contact potential employers through the use of cold calling techniques
Resources to Assist with Job Search
Job Search Resources
Recommended books and software to make your job search easier and
Job Search Articles
A lot of very useful articles to inspire you and to make you job search more
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