Job hunting in Australia is fierce competition. You must be 100% ready physically, mentally, and emotionally to be able to handle every challenge and pressure that you’ll encounter.
There are many stages and hurdles before you even get an interview. And if you want to have a successful job hunting (and of course be hired), these are the steps that you should follow:
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Always do research. What is your desired job? Are you good at it? Do you know its role?
Before submitting your resume, make sure that you know what’s the role of your desired job. And before even applying to a company, make sure that you’ve researched their background.
This will not only help you in your interview but it will also make you fully aware of what role and where you’ll be working in the future.
READ THE JOB DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY
A person who’s applying for a job will usually check the salary before submitting their resume. Some people don’t even read the job description as long as the salary is high.
Remember, you’ll be working every day in that company for years, salary is not the only factor that you should look for in finding a job. You should also check…
- The values of the company, how the employer works and what it expects of its employees.
- The day-to-day responsibilities and duties of the role.
- The qualifications. Are you fit for this job? Or just applying for the pay?
MAKE A RESUME AND COVER LETTER THAT GETS THE RIGHT ATTENTION
- Resume: Your job history, starting with the most recent. Keep it short and simple, to the point and relevant to the job you are applying for. You can also format the layout to your own unique, professional style so that it won’t look like others.
- Cover Letter should be clear, concise and easy to read. Keep this shorter than one page. This letter is directed to the person responsible for hiring and will describe a little bit about yourself, why you would like to work with the prospecting employer and explain how you align with each of the selection criteria.
AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION, FOLLOW IT UP
Following up your application from time to time is not bad. It only shows how eager you are for the position.
If you have not heard back in a week or two after the application close it is ok to make a polite inquiry. Employers appreciate those who are determined.
PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW
After submitting your application, make sure that you’re ALWAYS ready for phone interviews, group interviews, and personal interviews.
Prepare yourself, always be positive and of course, confident.
PROVIDE A CHARACTER REFERENCE
If successful, the employer may wish to speak to people who can validate your credentials; these are known as your referees (it’s a good idea to include these on the end of your resume).
Have at least two people ready who will be able to speak positively about you in a relevant and occupational sense.
WEBSITES TO FIND WORK IN AUSTRALIA:
- Adzuna -Highly recommended job search engine. Also, has a great feature – ‘ValueMyCV’ to get a free, instant estimate of your market salary as well as tips to improve the quality of your CV.
- Seek – Job Search, company reviews, etc.
- GradConnection – Graduate programs and internships.
- LinkedIn – Professional networking and recruitment.
- Facebook – Search for groups such as “Melbourne Bartender Exchange” for hospitality (or other) jobs in your area.
Finding a job can be frustrating. The given steps above will not just guide you on finding a job, it will also help you to be a look for the potential employer and perfect job that will suit you.
Remember, salary will keep you financially stable but having a good and healthy working environment will help you grow and improve yourself even more.