Job Searching

The Job Market is made up of two basic parts – those vacancies which employers actively recruit to fill; and those vacancies which job seekers can find if they know how to access that ‘hidden job market’. There are two major advantages for jobseekers who know how to access this market:
  1. As these jobs have not been advertised, you may often be the only applicant!
  2. Up to 80% of all vacancies may not be advertised, so they never appear on seek, indeed etc.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many organisations these days require you to address specific selection criteria when you apply for a job. It is a way for the employer to focus on the specific skills and abilities they need the person to have, to do the job. Writing to selection criteria may seem difficult at first. However, like everything else, if you approach it systematically and practise it, you will continue to get better. [caption id="attachment_1336" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Key Selection Criteria Need help writing selection criteria for my government job application[/caption]

Very often the job searching process is considered to be forthright task that requires only mechanical activities like checking the job offer websites and sending your resume. To expand your options and increase your chances, it is important to explore all possible alternatives. On your way to success, you may want to consider using not only the ordinary job searching methods, but also some not very common, but yet very effective and top-proven techniques.

Searching for a job can be very stressful and frustrating process, especially when it takes more time than expected and your budget gets tighter. In this highly competitive world and increasing number of job seekers, it is almost impossible to keep your spirits up and not to get desperate when it comes to finding a job. Facing disappointment and rejection, combined with all the stressful hours of waiting for reply, definitely affect one’s motivation, but not in a god way. Being stressed, worried and unhappy is not in your advantage, that’s why it is very important to control your reaction to this unpleasant situation. You may wonder how to do that when it comes to job seeking. There are ways and tricks to help you feel more motivated and in high spirit whilst looking for a job.

There are so many places that you can look for a job: 1.Networking: speak to everyone you know & make sure they know you are looking for work. No room for pride here – let others help you in the same way that you would help them out if they needed it! Have business cards (as a jobseeker) and hand them out to EVERYONE you meet! Make coffee dates with ex colleagues, relatives, friends, anyone who might be able to keep their eyes & ears open.