It doesn't matter if this is your first job or if you’re looking to re-enter the workforce or switch careers, finding the right path can make a big difference to your future.
Don’t underestimate the value of personal networking, as many jobs are not advertised. You may like to ask your friends and family if they know anyone in the industries that interest you.
Other sources of job prospects include:
Private job search sites include:
Recruitment agencies: many jobs are only placed with recruitment agencies, and you may consider registering with one or more who are active in your preferred field. In most cases you don't pay the agency, as it’s generally paid by prospective employers to help them find the right candidates for a position. As recruitment agencies often specialise in specific industries, you may need to find agencies that place people in your industry of interest.
State and territory assistance: the following links are for portals that provide access to the relevant employment information for your state or territory:
Your resume will likely be the first contact you have with a prospective employer so it must be professional and easy to read. When writing your resume, keep in mind the job you're applying for. Look at what the company wants and market yourself accordingly, highlighting key strengths and experience, which may be relevant for the role.
Given that employers are likely to receive many applications, it may be a good idea to keep the accompanying cover letter concise and no longer than one A4 page.
Make sure you customise every cover letter you send; the company wants to know you’re interested in their position, not just any job. Use the cover letter to address the qualities required, highlight relevant aspects of your own resume and try to explain why you’re well-suited to the job. And before you send it, make sure you have someone else check your resume and cover letter for errors.
You can find help designing a professional resume though Centrelink and many of the recruitment agencies.
The interview is to get a feel for who you are as a person. If you haven't been to many interviews before, it may be worth doing an internet search to explore the kinds of questions you might be asked.
|Success in your new job|
Starting a new job is exhilarating. Your qualifications and potential may have landed you the job, but it's your value-adding skills and professional approach that can help determine your ongoing success.
For information about your rights at work:
The Australian Human Rights Commission website or call
The ACTU website Your rights at work.
Looking for or landing the right job is an ideal time to review your finances. There may also be areas where you need immediate help.
Some things to consider include:
ANZ Income Protection - getting the most from your pay also means making sure you don’t lose it if you are unable to work. ANZ Income Protection can help cover up to 75% of your monthly pre-claim earnings1 up to a maximum of $10,000 if you cannot work through illness, injury or involuntary unemployment.
Build your assets - whether you’re accumulating capital through a superannuation plan, savings plan or other investment vehicle, the sooner you start and the longer you can invest the better. For more information and tips see Investing.
1. The monthly amount payable for a valid claim may be less than the monthly amount insured for the Income Benefit selected at the time of application, depending on your pre-claim earnings and other payments. The monthly amount payable excludes business expenses.
|How we can help|
Switching jobs, getting back into the workforce or just starting out, whatever the situation we have the information, products and services to help.
An A-Z Review® - we have personal bankers that can help you plan to get the most from your new salary. Along with reviewing your situation to see where we can help, our personal bankers can also ensure you have the right accounts to suit your needs and access benefits available to you as a result of the accounts you hold with us. You’ll need an account for your salary and you may want to start thinking about saving for a goal. Request an A-Z Review® at your nearest ANZ branch.
An ANZ Financial Planner – can help you make the most of your new pay cheque by helping you create wealth, protect your income and plan for the future. Your first appointment is complimentary and without obligation, to discuss your financial situation, needs and goals and explain how the ANZ Financial Planner can assist. Book an appointment with an ANZ Financial Planner.
ANZ Access Advantage – you’ll need an account for your new pay, this is an everyday account that also provides access to a Visa Debit2 card so you can shop online, over the phone or overseas with your own money. Find out more about ANZ Access Advantage.
ANZ MoneyManager – a new pay packet probably means new spending. ANZ MoneyManager is a free online budgeting tool that updates and categorises your financial data daily so you can help you keep track of where your money goes. Find out more or register for ANZ MoneyManager.
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