How to find a job online
Looking for work at the end of your degree, or as a graduate can be a frustrating endeavour. You might be wondering how to approach job hunting? It’s not so much walking into different organisations with bulk copies of your resume on hand. Instead, the internet has made job searching so much easier, and something you can do from the comfort of your home.
So, let’s ditch the suit and tie, and explore some of the best online platforms dedicated to helping you find that dream job.
First and foremost – LinkedIn. For those unfamiliar with the social platform, think of Facebook but for working professionals. LinkedIn is a great way to make connections with people in your desired industry and reach out to potential employers or employees from organisations you’re interested in working for. It also has a built-in job search where you can look up job opportunities Australia wide – as well as set alerts! We recommend making the most of this feature because not only can you explore jobs of interest, but you can also see the sorts of skills a potential employer is looking for. If you’re going to use LinkedIn, you will want to make sure your profile is up to date. Think of your LinkedIn profile as your resume (they definitely want to match), you’ll want to include any skills and experience for future employers to see. Here are some ways you can get your LinkedIn profile in tip-top form. Heads up – new employers will search you online, so make sure you look your best!
Once again, social media is prevalent for posting job opportunities – you just need to know where to look. Many organisations will post job opportunities on their company’s social media pages. Some Facebook community boards will also share job opportunities in your local area. We recommend joining Facebook groups relevant to your industry by going to the groups tap on Facebook and searching groups relevant to your field. These groups are not only a great way to network with like-minded people and professionals but are also are a great place to reach out to the community and see if anyone is hiring.
Before you do any of the above, make sure your social media profile is something you’d be happy for an employer to see – so maybe a good thing to delete or hide any inappropriate images or silly comments that might make you come across in a way that you’d not like, and make your profile private.
Advocacy & Welfare Job Board
UNE Life’s Advocacy & Welfare have a regularly updated job board on their website. Many of the jobs are casual employment ideal for current students, however, there are also job postings for graduates, it’s worth checking it out here.
Careers at UNE
Careers at UNE are a dedicated team of people who are here to help you develop your employability skills whilst searching for a job. They post regular job opportunities and graduate opportunities on their social media pages. It’s definitely worth reaching out to them to discuss what opportunities are available to you. They can also help you prepare your resume and interview skills. Explore their services via their website here, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org they can also help you with your CV and cover letters – ensuring you nail your dream job!
Other online job sites you should know about:
- Seek is one of the most popular local job portals. They have a variety of jobs across Australia, as well as career advice and company reviews. It’s very similar to LinkedIn, you need to have an up to date resume on there, and you can set preferences and alerts, so you get notified about the perfect job opportunities when they come up.
- Grad connection connects students and recent graduates with open roles across Australia. Its actually an affiliate of Seek, so always has good opportunities!
- Pro Bono Australia, formerly Job Seeker, is a job posting site for non-profit organisations.
- Careerone posts a variety of jobs across Australia. They also have advice for job hunters and offer resume evaluations.
Even if you still have a little while to go before you graduate, it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about your employability and familiarising yourself with the industry you’re hoping to work within. The best places to start would be developing your LinkedIn and Seek profile, and reaching out to UNE Careers for further employability advice. Good luck!