Finding work and going for interviews Parkville campus. Successful job seekers. Are work ready Have a job search plan Can write applications Confidently attend job interviews Take responsibility for their own career. How do people find work?. Mainstream Techniques On-line job databases
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The Hidden Job Market
How does it help in job searching?
It’s not about job matching
It is about sharing information
Talk to people
Do something different
Join a special interest group
Find a mentor
Follow up invitations quickly
Have a purpose for contacting people
Always thank people for their time
Build a reputation for professional behaviour
Sometimes the answer is no – deal with it
Overdo the number of calls
Expect other people to find you a job
Expect people can always meet your timeframesSome tips
It means contacting employers to ask for work
Why it is successful:
What is it?
How do you do it?
Avoid personal questions
E.g. how much do you get paid?
Clearly state your experience, knowledge,
skills and attributes
Provide evidence of how you developed your skills and how you applied them
Demonstrate interest in the job
Do I always have to ask a question?
Remember interviews are a two way street
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Thursday April 23rd 2009
Employment and Career Development Services