How to Find a Job
Get tips on how to find a job successfully.
1. Figure out your skills
You definitely need to be honest with yourself about what you know and what you can do, and what really want to do. Knowing what skills you have and lining them up with your interests can help you figure out what jobs could be a good fit for you.
2. Find out more about jobs
If you need some job ideas you can use our Find a Job page to search for jobs that interest you. Check out the entry requirements so you know what skills to develop.
3. Prepare your Resume (CV)
Prepare your professional Resume (CV) and Cover Letter so they match the jobs you’re applying for and list only relevant, recent job experience. Employers want to see your transferable skills, the skills that are useful in many jobs and workplaces, so make sure you can identify them.
Upload your CV in our platform (please first Login as an employee) and we can share your CV to the right employers for you.
Also you should to keep a record of jobs you apply for and any research that could be useful for interviews or developing your Resume and Cover Letters.
4. Clean up your online presence
Social media is a vital part of the find a job process. If you make it to the interview stage most employers will have looked you up online. Before you start your job search make sure your digital footprint – all of the places you can be found online – is really clean.
5. Approach employers for an informal interview
Many jobs aren’t advertised, so speaking to an employer in person is a great way to get yourself known and to learn about job opportunities before they’re advertised.
If you’re interested in a particular role at an organisation you could research them online and ask for an informal interview. During the interview you can find out what they look for in potential employees and what skills you need to get this job. You can also try to find out whether the job or organisation is the right place for you.
If you can’t get an informal interview you could send your Resume with a Cover Letter directly and explaining what roles you’re interested in and how you’re qualified to do them.
6. Be ready for any of your interviews
Do your own research on potential employers and spend a time practice answering interview questions.
Also don’t forget to think of the questions you might be asked. Rehearse: find a trusted friend or family member roleplay an interview with you. Roleplaying your answers is helpful as it makes you be clear and to the point.
7. Find a Job vacancies
a) Search online and traditional sources like MyFitJob.com
Most job vacancies are listed online, but more traditional methods of job searching are still good. Search job vacancy websites and job listings on recruitment agency and social network sites.
- Look on employers’ websites and social media.
- Register with a recruitment agency or use online job vacancy sites.
- Check daily and local newspapers.
- Read professional and industry journals.
- Put up a notice on community or supermarket noticeboards – especially for local or short-term jobs.
- Attend career expos to find out more about particular companies and apply for vacancies while you’re there.
b) Use your networks
You have to know that one of the best ways to find a job is through networking, so talk to everyone you know, including:
- your family and friends;
- some previous employers and colleagues;
- or local business people.
c) Try doing volunteer work
Volunteer work may lead to paid work by helping you develop your skills, build a work history, make networks, and get references. You can find volunteer work online or through course providers.