Job search assistance
I can support you in your job search campaign
by helping you mount a deliberate, systematic job search. I will
help you develop attitudes conducive to success, provide support,
evaluate the job market realistically and develop new strategies
Understanding Your Requirements
Are you willing to move to another city?
How far are you willing to work away from
Do you need to be near public transport?
What type of work are you willing to do?
Do you need full-time employment, or will
part-time be acceptable?
Do you wish to be self-employed, work for
local, state, or federal government, small business or a corporate
In starting your job search you first need to understand what
your job requirements are. For example:
Asking yourself these questions will enable you
to target specific markets.
Traditional Job Search
Job advertisements in newspapers
Online employment pages
Online through own web pages
Job notice boards
Networking inside and outside the organization
Searching through recent applications
Most organisations find employees by the following methods:
The Hidden Job Market
You can access the hidden job market through:
Networking, using contacts such as friends,
family, work colleagues, neighbours or acquaintances
Direct approach to employers by either walking
in, phone calling or emailing
Contacting search firms that know of vacancies
not yet advertised
One of the other ways organisations find applicants is through
the hidden job market. A suitable candidate who is interested
in the position is recruited through an internal search process.
This means the applicant is known to the organization, or has
made themselves known.
Today the Internet is a major part of the job search process.
Job seekers are at an advantage if they have access to a computer
and can connect to the Internet. The majority of advertised vacancies
are now also being posted on the Internet.
The main users advertising on the web are individual
companies, recruitment agencies, job network agencies and recruitment
With online job search the job seeker can have
24 hour, 7 day a week access to advertised jobs, search, locally,
nationally or internationally for job vacancies, apply for jobs
immediately and even be advised of new vacancies by email from
Online job search is an innovative development
in recruiting and job search. However, it is a new field and should
be viewed as just another tool in the job searching process, a
tool that helps improve your odds of getting interviews.
Job seekers can also place resumes electronically
on Internet sites for others to view. These sites are called resume
banks. People who look at the resumes may be recruiting agencies
or recruiters for companies.
For more information on how Career Discovery
can help you on your journey, contact Julie Rogan
on +617 3254 3139 or 0404 616 992. Or email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.