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3 ways to power up your job search

Feel like your job search is in a rut? Are potential employers not picking up what you’re putting down?

Check out these three ways to power up your job search.

Make your job search personal

This doesn’t mean finding out who the manager is at your dream job, tracking down their home address and giving them chocolates. That’s just creepy.

get personal, but not too personal, with your job search

Most job ads list specific criteria an applicant needs to meet. Pay attention to the key words in the job ad and tweak your resume to include them. Then, use your cover letter to explain how your work history makes you the best person for the job. If a job ad includes the hiring manager’s name, make sure you address your cover letter to them – spelled correctly, of course.

It’s also a good idea to follow up after an interview. Just a quick email will do. Let your potential employer know you enjoyed learning more about the job and the company and that you appreciate making it through to the interview round. It’s polite and demonstrates a positive attitude and communication skills.

Make yourself more attractive

Think about getting a job in terms of starting a relationship. Your application is like a first date. Your potential employer uses it to figure out if you are compatible and worth pursuing. Lucky for you this process doesn’t require lipstick.

no lipstick is required for your job search

Instead, it might mean you need to look at ways to power up your personal profile. Would a specific ticket, licence or certificate set your potential employer’s heart on fire?

You can talk to your provider about learning and development opportunities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Go where the jobs want you

You don’t need a crystal ball to predict what kind of jobs and skills will be in demand now and into the future – you just need a good statistician. Thankfully, we’ve got a bunch of them!

After crunching the numbers it’s clear there are great opportunities for employment in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry. To really make the most of the growth in this industry you’ll need a couple of things:

  • Certificate-level qualifications
  • Great people skills

Finally, to really power up your job search you probably want to be where the job action is at.

Employment opportunities are stronger in New South Wales and Victoria than they are in Tasmania and South Australia. If you need to move to take up a new job you could be eligible for up to $9,000 to help cover the cost. Watch our video to find out how.

Now, take these three tips and head on over to jobactive.gov.au to power up your job search today.

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