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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Has your employment been affected by COVID-19? You are not alone

Has your employment been affected by COVID-19?

Have you seen our series of tips to help you find work during and after COVID-19? Our team has worked hard to create a really helpful package of information to support you during this tough time. If you haven’t already, visit www.workskills.org.au and check out the Tip Sheets and videos. We cover topics like: Resumes…

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How to utilise references to your advantage

How to utilise references to your advantage

References are important for the employer to check that what you are claiming is true, but also to find out more about what you are like to work with. Choose your referees carefully, because they can be the last step between you and the job you want. It should be someone who you worked for,…

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Finding Work – The Hidden Job Market

In Tasmania many people are hired through ‘the hidden job market’. This means that most jobs aren’t advertised, but are filled by word of mouth or personal recommendation. As the saying goes, it’s all about who you know. During social distancing it’s hard to network. Some things you can do from home are: Let people…

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Update Your Resume

Update your resume

Have you lost work due to COVID-19? Last week, we took you through Step 1 towards finding work – Register as a jobseeker. Today is Step2: Update your resume. Your resume is a very important document. Employers will almost always ask to see your resume. A resume is a short document that summarises your working…

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Register as a jobseeker

Register as a jobseeker

Have you lost work due to COVID-19? Step 1 to getting through this is to register as a jobseeker. The Australian government has set up several support packages to help but in order to access them and register as a jobseeker, you will need a myGov account. There is a handy step-by-step guide and video…

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Did you know that Workskills is 100% Tasmanian?

100% Tasmanian

In times like these, our local community becomes really important. Did you know that Workskills is 100% Tasmanian, and we have been helping the local community find work for over 37 years? Here are some other things you might not know about us: We have 8 sites in Southern Tasmania. Because we are part of…

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Have you been displaced by COVID19?

COVID19

Assisting Southern Tasmanians to gain sustainable and meaningful employment Workskills is a leading not-for-profit community based employment services provider based in Southern Tasmania. We are your truly local jobactive services provider operating over 8 sites in Southern Tasmania. For 37 years we have offered support, employment and training solutions to jobseekers, employers, industry and the…

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