If you’re in the job hunting game but have been taking a laissez-faire approach and delaying the inevitable, it might be time to re-group and take a more structured approach to your search. Here’s five tips to get you back on track.
Know yourself – understand your skills, strengths and achievements that can be applied to your next job. Having a good self-awareness can assist you to make better career choices and market yourself well.
Know what you want – reflect on the type of workplace where you’d feel motivated – this can include size or location of the organisation, it’s vision and values and the physicality of the work. Write down jobs you can do and want to do.
Know where to find the work – write a list of organisations you would like to work for and match your criteria in terms of your skills and a motivating workplace.
Who do you know? – compile a list of people who are linked to the places you want to work at and spark up a discussion with them. Send them a message and invite them for a coffee.
Check your resume – for spelling, grammar and layout. Make sure it highlights your skills and experience for the job you want.
Put yourself out there by tapping into your networks and checking the online job search sites, local papers and company websites. Before too long you’ll soon uncover awesome job opportunities. Get in touch with Gen for a confidential career discussion today!
When was the last time you dusted off your resume? I’m guessing when you last applied for a job. It’s true for me too. I coach people in developing a marketable resume and when I last looked at mine I was a bit embarrassed!
The approach I take when helping people strengthen their resume is to focus on layout and then the content. In this post I’m going to list ways to improve the readability of your resume through some formatting suggestions: Continue reading →
Many of my clients are people who are mid-way through their career and looking at a change in direction, but from time to time I help people just starting out in the world of work. I have provided coaching and resume support to high school students who are making decisions about their future and on the hunt for a part time job.
If you’re a teenage job seeker, here’s some things to help put your best foot forward when finding work. Continue reading →
When I started working for myself four years ago I set up our spare room for my home office. This room has a PC, desk, chair, filing cabinet, bookshelf and a bed. Whilst the bed may be handy for weekend guests, it’s mostly piled high with paperwork – making my office feel not very office-like. Continue reading →
This December I celebrate my fourth year in business as a Career Coach. Over this time not only have I met some amazing people, I’ve also built up a new set of skills in running a small business and of course there is always more to learn! Continue reading →
I’m running a three hour workshop to help improve your resume as well as other job search tips. It’s on Monday 9th November from 9.30am at Castlemaine Community House, 65 Templeton Street, Castlemaine. Bring your current resume. Materials and handouts will be provided including a template to write your resume from scratch! Morning tea will also be available. Continue reading →
This week is National Volunteers Week in Australia where the theme is Give Happy, Live Happy. This message is about volunteers making a difference to other people’s lives, but also the effect of volunteering on their own well being, by lifting mood and happiness. I volunteer my time with a local group – Harcourt Progress Association, by coordinating the advertising for their monthly newspaper – The Core. This newsletter didn’t exist two years ago and I really enjoy working with the Editor and being part of its growth. The Core is now at 24 pages and features interesting articles, event information, a crossword, local stories & much more. Continue reading →