How to create a winning cover letter

How to write a winning cover letter

A cover letter is one of the first opportunities an employer will have to make a judgement about whether you are the right person for their vacancy and their organisation. First impressions are important, so it’s essential that you get your cover letter right. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts when you are putting together…

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What you wear to an interview is important. We can help.

how to dress at an interview

Many people think that what they wear or how they appear at an interview doesn’t or shouldn’t matter. It definitely does – sometimes as much as what you say! Even if you are being interviewed over Skype, Zoom or Facetime, you should still dress as though you are going to be attending a job interview.…

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How to put together a professional job application

Job Search Application

The way your Resume, cover letter, and application looks could make the difference between whether your application ends up at the top of the pile, or in the bin. Here are 7 simple tips to keep your job search paperwork looking professional and attractive to employers: For more information on putting together a resume, download…

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Bonus tips to land the job

Bonus tips to land the job

In a previous post, we gave you a checklist to make sure you are prepared before making any phone enquiries about a job. Today, we want to take you through some bonus tips to make sure the call gives you the best chance of landing the job. Bonus tips to land the job Take the…

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Troublesmiths helps young unemployed Tasmanians

Troublesmiths helps young unemployed Tasmanians

Did you know that Workskills is the only Tasmanian not-for-profit jobactive provider? That means that all of our profits go back into helping the local Southern Tasmanian community. Here at Workskills, we are really proud of the impact we have through providing funding and jobseeker support to the Troublesmiths social enterprise. Troublesmiths helps young unemployed…

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How to address selection criteria when applying for a job

SELECTION CRITERIA

Addressing Selection criteria can be tricky. You can use this checklist we have developed to review your document. Do I really understand what the employer is asking me? Are my answers clear and easy to understand? Did I get to the point quickly, instead of waffling or using too many words? Have I used strong…

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To find work in a competitive market you have to go out and find it

LOOKING FOR WORK

It’s unlikely a job will land in your lap. To find work in a competitive market you have to go out and find it. A simple way is to look online. Some common recruitment sites are: Seek CareerOne Jora If you are looking for work in the government sector: The Australian government runs JobSearch and…

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Are you an older job seeker?

Are you an older jobseeker?

Work45+ is a one-stop information hub with tips for you from job seekers aged over 45 and employers who appreciate your strengths. Know your value Research shows older workers are: productive loyal safety conscious. Know your rights Age discrimination is unlawful: Employers must not discriminate against a job seeker because of their age. You don’t…

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Responding to job ads by phone – a preparation checklist

Responding to job ads by phone – a preparation checklist

A few days ago, we shared information about Networking as part of Step 3 in our four steps to getting a job post-COVID-19. Another part of ‘Step 3 – Finding a Job’ is about responding to job ads by phone. Many people are unprepared to do this. Being unprepared can add to your anxiety, and…

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