Job Searching

Successful job searching starts with knowing who you are, and what you can offer.

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Identifying your strengths, preferred skills, knowledge, interests, including community interests and values, is essential.

The clearer you are in determining your relative strengths and identifying the sector you wish to be employed in, the more confident you will be in pursuing specific jobs.

Finding a Position

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The four step process to finding that job you want!

Finding Work

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While there are many ways to look for work, here are some strategies that will increase your chances.

Approaching Businesses

Cold calling or a referral to an employer works because many employers say that they tend to hire people they know, people they have met or people they have seen.

Calling upon a business without an appointment takes determination and a good deal of courage, therefore preparation and confidence in your own ability and interest in the industry are important to you feeling positive about the process.

An alternative approach to cold calling is to use your personal networks to identify an organisation that you would like to work for.

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Career Guidance Programmes

If you wish to define the career area that reflects your interests, and skills and study interests there are various electronic career guidance programmes available. The following is a sample of those available.

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