But the employment market is still full of possibilities. While some employers have had to stand down staff, others are in urgent need of workers. For example, health support and aged care.

It’s all about knowing where to look and maintaining a level of flexibility around the kind of work you are seeking. Thousands of jobs are listed on the internet in Australia every day, but the key is to visit the right sites for your needs. And to use those sites well.

To save time and simplify your searching, use our helpful tips and links below.

1. MyGov Australian JobSearch site

This is the Australian Government’s official jobactive employment website. It is easily accessible within your MyGov account or app and it’s worth visiting weekly. You can upload your resume and create a career profile for employers. Then customize your dashboard to help refine your job search.

Keep a record within your JobSearch account of your favourite jobs, favourite searches and jobs you have applied for.

You’ll also find links to relevant employment-related sites that could prove valuable when looking for work (e.g. veteran support, careers in aged care, internships and more).

2. Social media

Many employers now post their vacancies on Facebook pages and in local groups. Options for looking for work here include:

  • Using the search function in Facebook, using key words for the kind of roles you are looking for.
  • Finding and following relevant job vacancy pages.
  • Joining job board groups for your area. For example, the Jobs Mackay Facebook group has 29 000 members and on average posts 20 times per day.

3. Local employment providers

Have you tried contacting your local employment provider? Community Solutions offers a range of supportive programs, personalized to fit your specific situation and goals. Our consultants can assist you to transition to a high-demand sector career path.

Our long-standing relationships with local employers enables us to connect you with the right job. It’s quick and easy – register with us today!

4. Industry-specific sites

Industry-specific job sites can be found by simple online searching. For example, a quick google search for “jobs in agriculture” results in several sites such as Ag Workforce, Ag Careers, Rural Workforce and more.

You might try a search for sector-specific sites, for example Ethical Jobs post roles in not-for-profits, caring and environment.

5. Government sites

Most local councils publish their vacancies on their own websites and may list other job seeker vacancies such as work experience. State governments usually have an employment site for all departments, for example Smart Jobs in Queensland.

Are you a recent graduate? The Grad Connection site helps you find graduate employment and internship programs relevant to your field.

6. Online job search agencies

The most popular, general online employment sites for all industries* in Australia are:

Upload your resume to each site wherever that option is offered and remember to keep it updated. Use filters wisely: reduce your search to your region and desired industry, and where possible use others such as salary range.

So, there you have it. Our six tips to help you if you’re looking for work.

Looking for a head start? Why not register as a job seeker today.

Click here for more information on job seeker services, such as Disability Employment Services or jobactive.

*According to Amazon’s Alexa Traffic Ranking

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