Finding the job you want doesn’t happen by chance. Although luck could play a role, there are certain things you can do to give yourself a much better chance of landing a coveted job role.
In this post, we’ll cover some helpful tips to assist you to not only find employment but the type of job you’re really looking for.
#1 – Get the Right Training
In order to find work in the field you desire, you’ll need the right qualifications. While not all job roles will ask for a certificate or degree, many do have this requirement, so if the industry you want to work in specifies certain qualifications, there’s little point in chasing a job role in that industry if you haven’t done the training.
You may find all you need to do is complete a certain TAFE course or online course to become qualified, whereas other industries might ask for a degree.
Some online research should answer any queries you have regarding what qualifications and training are necessary for your chosen career.
#2 – Work Experience Can Give You a Foot In The Door
One of the more common ways to find work in Australia has always been on-the-job work experience. Many times the ‘employee’ doesn’t get paid in this instance, but the trade-off is the acquisition of valuable experience.
At times, when you do offer up your services for work experience, if you learn quickly and excel in the position, you might be offered paid employment, either part-time or full-time.
It’s a great ploy to get a foot in the door in your chosen industry and one that will always have value.
#3 – Access Your Online and Offline Networks
If you already have the necessary qualifications and/or experience to gain employment in your chosen field, one way you might be able to shortcut the job search process is to simply put the word out to your circle of online and offline friends.
Let them know you’re looking for a job and even if your friends don’t know of an opening, they can then spread the word throughout their extended circle.
This is a fantastic way to network. Your desire to find a particular job could even go viral online. In the internet age, it’s a powerful method to spread the word in rapid time and could very well lead to you landing the job you want.
#4 – Enlist the Help Of a Jobactive Provider
There are a number of agencies that help you find jobs. Some are private employment services firms while others work in conjunction with the government and Centrelink. Jobactive providers are one such agency.
Through a Jobactive provider, you gain access to their job boards, skills training, personal development courses and guidance on finding the right job for you. Generally, you’ll need to be unemployed and receiving a benefit to be eligible to sign on for assistance through a Jobactive provider.
If you’re not unemployed but would like some help in landing a role, then you could approach one of the private employment agencies.
#5 – Get a Mentor
Not all job roles require certificates or degrees, but without the necessary experience, it can be difficult to get accepted for a role in your desired field.
In this case, having a mentor on your side can really open doors of opportunity. While it’s not always easy to find a mentor, if you can you can glean so much valuable information from them. Not only that, but they’ll also be able to guide you on your path to success and help you avoid any costly mistakes.
In some instances, you may need to pay somebody to be your mentor, but it’s worth considering this option.
#6 – Take Full Advantage Of Online Job Boards
With the internet at your fingertips 24/7, you can search for jobs online any time you want. It’s advisable to keep a constant eye on the online job boards as they can be updated at any stage. Often landing a role is a first-come, first-served deal, so if you can get your application in early, all the better.
Finding a job is not complicated. Seek assistance, get trained and put the word out. Before you know it you’ll have the job you’ve always wanted.