Sometimes getting a job is simply about earning money to survive, while at other times you might be looking to upgrade your current job or find a position that’s more to your liking and suited to your experience and particular skill set.
No matter what your employment goals are, finding the right job and getting that job can be a challenge. After all, there are usually lots of people looking for work at the same time, and many jobs receive numerous applications.
Let’s look at some tips on how to get a job, so you have an advantage over the competition and find yourself in a suitable role sooner rather than later.
Have All Your Documents Up To Date
There’s the little point even thinking about applying for jobs and hoping to score an interview if you don’t have all your paperwork ready and up to date. Is your resume current, or hasn’t it been added to for years? Do you have cover letter templates ready to tweak depending on the job you’re applying for? And what about references or certificates and diplomas? Do you have copies ready to send off? Do you need to reach out and get some more recent references, or are they all years old?
Being organised and ready to go is a major step in getting the job you want. It means you can take action quickly as soon as you see a position available that suits you and your skillset.
Prepare Yourself For Job Interviews
Being prepared for a job interview isn’t just about dressing appropriately and showing up with your resume in hand. There are other ways you can prepare.
For starters, doing some further research on the company you are applying for a position with will arm you with some background knowledge when you do start talking with the boss, information that just might impress them.
Preparing some questions you would like to ask about the position will also give you more confidence going into the interview. Also, try and prepare answers to potential questions you think you might get asked.
Don’t Wait For Job Openings To Appear
While it’s a positive step to check the latest job listings as often as possible, don’t always wait for an opening to appear, as this means a lot of competition when you do apply for a vacant position.
Along with checking current jobs, research places where you might be interested in working and send them an email, letting them know you’re looking for work and if they’d mind you sending them your resume and keeping you on file should a position become available in the future.
Search For Jobs Online Every Day
There are numerous websites online where you can search for jobs at any time of the day or night, so it’s easy to take advantage of this. Why not check the latest jobs several times a day, as new jobs can potentially be posted 24 hours a day.
If you are one of the first people to see the new job posting and get in early, you’ll gain an advantage over other job seekers looking for similar positions as yourself.
Improve Your Body Language
Another handy tip when it comes to giving yourself every chance of being successful at a job interview is positive body language. You’ll want to come across as respectful and confident, self-assured and honest.
We can all fall victim to poor body language habits, such as slouching when seated, as an example. Study up on positive body language techniques, particularly as they pertain to job interviews and you’ll give yourself a better chance of success.
Seek Professional Assistance In Your Job Hunt
You could team up with a privately-operated employment agency, or one that’s government-funded, such as a Jobactive provider. These companies will play their part in helping you find the job you want and even liaise with potential employers on your behalf.
Professional assistance could be the difference between success and failure when it comes to landing a job.
Shop around online or even ask at Centrelink about Jobactive providers in your area to see if you’re eligible for their help.Last modified: January 29, 2021