Three tips for finding a job

July 9, 2020

It has been a challenging last few months for everyone. As everything is slowly going back to normal, you may be looking for a new job.

Finding a job isn’t always easy. It takes time, commitment and preparation. Are you looking for a job and need some help? Have a read of our tips, so you are ready when you want to start.

1. Research

Before you start looking, take the time to think about what kind of job you might like. You’re more likely to secure a job that you have an interest in. For example, if you enjoy talking to people, a job in customer service could be a good fit for you.

Call one of partners: Max Solutions or Olympus Solutions for support and register for the Your Journey to Employment webinar series (last webinar 14 July 2020).

2. Look at what jobs are out there

Spend some time searching employment websites such as seek.com.au. This will give you an idea of what jobs are available as well as the opportunity to learn more about what tasks you would be doing in that role.

Also see the Australian Government’s Job Hub to find employers hiring now.

3.  Talk to a recruiter

A recruiter can be a great resource to use and many recruiters can do appointments by phone or an online platform.

How does a recruitment agent work? Firstly, you will be interviewed by a recruiter so they can learn more about you and what it is you are looking for. Then, they will look for jobs that match your skill-set and interests. You don’t have to pay recruiters. If a recruiter finds a job for you, they are paid by your new employer.

You can find recruiters in your area by doing a quick Google search and many would be doing contactless interviews.

You can also call JobSeeker providers such as Ability Options for help.

Extra resources

Don’t forget – if you are a Link Housing tenant, you will need to inform your Housing Manager if your financial situation changes. Call 9412 5111 or email enquiries@linkhousing.org.au if you have any questions.