Are you searching for a new job?

Perhaps this is your first ‘real’ job? Or perhaps you are looking for a job opportunity which gives you the next step in your career?

Before you apply for any jobs, you should consider:

  • Updating your CV so it includes your most recent work experience, any education and training completed and your work achievements
  • Reviewing your social media accounts to ensure there is no embarrassing or negative content
  • Talking to your network about your job plans as they may have valuable insights they can share with you.

When you find a job you are interested in applying for, it is important to:

  • Conduct research on the company or organisation to find out what they do and where they are located. Check out their website and Google them – even sign up to their newsletters or follow them on social media.
  • Develop any job application documents required for the application – this may include customising your CV to the job you are applying for and developing a covering letter
  • Follow the job application process ‘rules’ – some jobs use online recruitment processes which ask for particular documents when making your application. They may even ask questions as part of their recruitment processes. It is necessary to provide documents asked for and answer these questions otherwise your application may not be considered. If you are unsure about what to provide, make a phone call or email the contact person to clarify the requirements.
  • Provide contact details which are current and that you use regularly. Employers/recruiters will use these details to get in touch with you about your application so it is vital these details are correct.
Australia Skillset would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work.
We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of those whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and to the younger generation of the community who will be the future leaders in years to come.