Month: May 2013

Evaluate and Prioritise Job Opportunities

Evaluate And Prioritise Job Opportunities

To assist you make the best career decisions, evaluate and prioritize every job opportunity as it arises and before you apply.

Prepare yourself with the right application for each position to make career decisions easier.


Tips –

  • Take time to do a thorough self-assessment.
  • Do your research and gather relevant information then you will be ready to identify and pursue opportunities.
  • Make contact ~ develop a prospect list and begin contacting prospects.
  • Find job leads ~ there are many sources of job leads; use multiple strategies to maximise your results.
  • Record-keeping ~ keep track of contacts, appointments, phone calls, correspondence, etc. involved in your job search.
Tools –

To evaluate and prioritize your opportunities use this great worksheet to find and Evaluate Your Opportunities.

Caution –

Don’t risk taking shortcuts. Your job search campaign will benefit from taking the time to evaluate and prioritise every opportunity.


Service providers to assist you with your job search and employment opportunities.

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Seek and Research Each Job Opportunity

Seek and Research Each Job Opportunity

Research is a must when carrying out a job search, preparing for an interview and/or negotiating salary.
Before you begin applying for jobs, start researching companies and potential employers. Learn what to look for. What to avoid.

Many employers view an applicant’s research of a company as one of the critical factors in their hiring decision.


Tips For Carrying Out Effective Research

It is important to analyse each job opportunity so you know how to approach the company. Every application you submit should be unique, this will give you the best chance of making a positive impression in a competitive market.

  • Use a small notebook to record relevant information on each company to which you plan to submit a resume.
  • Collect names of contacts and companies you want to research.
  • Find out the company’s mission statement or its company profile.
  • Find out what the standard procedure is for applying to the company.
  • Find out if there any openings now.
  • If a resume is emailed to the company find out what format it should be in (Word, PDF etc.).

Free Tools And Resources To Help You Conduct Effective Research

Here is a Tool to Research Each Opportunity.

Caution

Does the direction you want your career to go in match that of your organization and the opportunities your are considering?


Links To Resources and Service Providers To Assist You With Your Job Search And Employment Opportunities

Australian Employment Guide: Australian Employment Guide has been designed to help the complete novice, through to the employment expert by offering on a range of subjects within the Australian employment industry. www.employmentguide.com.au/

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