In the modern age, it only makes sense to take full advantage of the power and convenience of the internet to help you in your job search efforts. While there are still offline possibilities and assistance, it seems the entire world now has an online presence, so the internet is the obvious tool to use to access the job market.
This article is going to focus on a few key ways you can make the internet work for you in your quest to find work, so let’s get into it.
What Websites Are Available for Job Search?
Australia has quite a number of job search websites that you can use in your hunt for a job. Some of these sites are more focused on particular industries, while the majority are generic in nature and list job vacancies all around the country in every industry.
One of the really cool things about these sites is you can usually receive notifications of new job listings that suit your criteria, which saves you from having to constantly perform a full search. You can also take advantage of the filters on these websites to refine your job search criteria, by adding things like location, full or part-time work, the type of industry, and so forth.
There is no one best job search website available to Australian job seekers. They all have something positive to offer. Sometimes it’s more about a matter of preference rather than one website being better than another.
Let’s now list some of the most common job search websites for Australians to take advantage of:
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You can perform searches on these online job boards at any time of the day or night and it’s a good idea to look at least once per day or more. After all, the sooner you get a job application for a newly-posted position, the better the chances are of getting a positive response.
It might also be an idea to establish a presence on the LinkedIn website, which is somewhat of a social media site designed for professionals and people seeking employment. It’s sites such as LinkedIn where a potential employer might discover you, rather than the other way around. The more you can put yourself out there, the better.
Take Full Advantage of Social Media
No online job search effort would be complete without taking full advantage of the power of social media and the contacts you’ve acquired over the years. In fact, it’s likely the fastest way to spread the word that you’re looking for a job.
Just about everyone has a social media presence, and you probably have quite a few online friends and contacts built up over time. Some will be local while others are not, but posting about your desire to find a job will let everyone know that you’re looking for work. Your contacts can then share your message with their contacts. Before you know it, your message may have spread to 1000s of people. You never know, someone may be aware of an opening, either locally, or even a remote position that you could fulfil online.
This approach can be very hit and miss, but it can also work. Finding a job is often just a numbers game, so why not use the cold emailing approach to take advantage of that numbers game?
All cold email entails is deciding on a certain industry you want to find a job in and searching for businesses in that field that you can shoot a query email off to.
For example, let’s say you have merchandising experience. You can perform an online search for companies that specialise in merchandising, as well as other brands where you’ve seen merchandising for that brand in places like supermarkets.
Craft a query letter that details your interest in working for them, along with your relevant experience. State that you’ll be happy to forward a resume should the company have any positions available, either now or in the future.
The internet is the modern day way of searching for employment. It’s also incredibly convenient, as it means you can perform your job hunt at any time of the day or night, all from the comfort of your own home.