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23 June 2020
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#AMESCareerTips Series Introducing AMES Australia’s Career Tips series, assisting you with Job Seeking and Career Management in 2020.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I’m Craig and I work at AMES Australia as the Senior Manager for Digital Engagement.

There are countless internet job boards, and you may have family and friends trying to help you search for work too, so where do you focus your efforts when you’re looking for job vacancies?  Job boards are great, so start there.  Seek, LinkedIn, there are many others too, and the best one for you will depend on your occupation.  You can set up alerts to help you along but don’t rely on these, you’ll find more opportunities if you search manually as well.  As you explore different boards and different search criteria you will find job advertisements for your occupation and it will become clear where you need to focus your efforts. Although there a fewer vacancies than normal right now, and more applicants than ever, you still have a great chance if you are submitting a high quality application, so it is best to focus on these things which you have control over. 

You can also do some googling to identify good companies to target, then check their job boards directly; some companies advertise on their own job boards before spending the money to advertise through external job boards.   It may also be possible to find email addresses for some of these companies so that you can email them directly with your resume.

As discussed in a previous episode, networking is excellent too.   It’s very difficult right now since it is mostly limited to telephone and digital interactions, but you should take every opportunity to connect, both with people you know and people you don’t know.  You never know who might have a valuable connection that can link you with employment, so treat every interaction as a potential job interview – be friendly, confident, and be ready to market yourself.

If you have any questions or wish to get in touch with AMES Australia to see how we can help you in your career journey, call 13 AMES (that’s 13 2637) during business hours.



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