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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 when necessary.

Understanding Your Requirements
In starting your job search you first need to understand what your job requirements are. For example:

  • Are you willing to move to another city?
  • How far are you willing to work away from home?
  • 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 organization?
  • Asking yourself these questions will enable you to target specific markets.

    Traditional Job Search
    Most organisations find employees by the following methods:

  • Job advertisements in newspapers
  • Online employment pages
  • Online through own web pages
  • Trade journals
  • Job notice boards
  • Networking inside and outside the organization
  • Direct referrals
  • Searching through recent applications
  • Employment agencies
  • The Hidden Job Market
    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.

  • 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
  • Self advertisements
  • Contacting search firms that know of vacancies not yet advertised
  • The Internet
    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 sites.

    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 recruitment sites.

    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


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