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How to find a job
11 March 2014
Starting the search for a new job can be daunting, no matter what rung of the career ladder you are on. Here are some practical suggestions on how to begin your job search and maximise the chances of finding your next dream role.
Subscribe to mypage
Registering with the Page Personnel mypage service allows you to receive relevant jobs via email as soon as they are available. You can also upload your resume, find jobs online and keep track of your job applications. An extensive number of jobs are advertised weekly from some of Australia's top employers, making it a smart and easy way to kick off your job search.
Registering with the Page Personnel mypage service allows you to receive relevant jobs via email as soon as they are available.
Search the internet
General job boards such as Seek, MyCareer and CareerOne allow you to search through hundreds of roles by industry, location, salary and/or job type. You can also register with these sites to receive free daily emails full of potential jobs that match your specified criteria.
Dig into social media
There are few better resources for finding job openings than social media. LinkedIn, the professional career social media platform, is the top place to connect with and meet new people who may have the right job for you within their company. LinkedIn also has a mobile app that can send you daily alerts on your phone or tablet. Beyond LinkedIn, you can find and connect with industry experts on Twitter, Facebook and even some newer platforms like Instagram.
Read trade publications
Magazines, e-newsletters and professional journals have a wealth of information about your sector and the opportunities available within it. As well as advertising current jobs, trade publications also provide a rich source of news and issues affecting your profession and wider industry.
Use your personal network
One of the most effective ways to find a job is through networking - enlisting the help of people you already know such as family members, friends and colleagues. Your network can keep an eye out for opportunities that match your skills and interests, introduce you to people that can help your job search and provide personal referrals when you apply for jobs.
Do you have more questions about finding a job and how to go about it? Contact Page Personnel today to talk through your job search with an expert recruitment consultant.
Are you looking for a new job but have no idea where to start? Recommended places to begin your search include:
- The Page Personnel mypage email job alert system
- Online job boards such as Seek.com.au
- Industry forums and e-magazines
- Word of mouth and networking through LinkedIn