Looking for work can involve drawing on a number of resources and networks to maximise your chance of gaining employment.
Identify businesses and organisations that offer jobs in the area you would like.
Dress appropriately and make sure you are well presented.
Take a cover letter and resume with you.
Ask to speak with the manager or second in charge.
Be prepared to speak briefly about your skills, training, what you would bring to a position and why you would like the opportunity to work in their business.
Follow up with a phone call to refresh the manager of your conversation and reinforce your willingness to work.
Be realistic about your skill set and jobs you apply for.
Dealing with disappointment IF YOU don’t GET THE JOB
Don’t take it personally.
Focus on your strengths.
Find ways to improve – Take a fresh look at your application
Look at short courses to upskill
Explore other training options
Get someone else to read you application
Practice your interview skills
Practice your cold calling skills
Look at job placements to gain new skills
Stay positive the right job is about the right fit for you as well as the business.
Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback on your application / interview.
Keep applying for new opportunities.
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