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Addressing Selection Criteria

Addressing Selection Criteria FREE Workshop

Addressing Selection criteria can be tricky. This FREE Zoom meeting will show you how to address selection criteria covering the following key points: Analysing a job ad, what is the employer really asking Structuring your response to selection criteria What to do before you hit send To Join this FREE Zoom Meeting Click the link…

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…

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…

SELECTION CRITERIA

How to address selection criteria when applying for a job

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…

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?

Have you seen our series of tip sheets 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…

LOOKING FOR WORK

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

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…

Are you an older jobseeker?

Are you an older job seeker?

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…

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…

STAR Selection Criteria

Use the STAR method to write to selection criteria

Selection criteria can be tricky. Following the S.T.A.R. method can help. For more information check out our TIP Sheets.  

Has your employment been affected by COVID-19?

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

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…

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…