Job search strategies

8 keys to a successful job search:

  1. Establish a plan: aim to send out a certain number of applications per week.
  2. Stay organised: allow sufficient time for the job search and keep records of all your applications and related job advertisements.
  3. Research your target industry and identify your preferred employers within that industry.
  4. Prepare a professional resume that clearly demonstrates your capabilities and the value you would bring to an employer. Make sure you tailor your resume to each role you apply for.
  5. Tailor your cover letter for each role you apply for, ensure you briefly address all the key selection criteria and demonstrate your enthusiasm for the role.
  6. Build and foster relationships with key people in your target industry and/or employing organisation. Don't forget, 80% of jobs are found through word of mouth.
  7. Be open to opportunities and think laterally about how you can use and promote your skills.
  8. Stay confident: engage in activities that will keep your energy levels high as well as maintain your focus on the job search.