Whether you are looking for your first job, applying for new jobs or trying to get back into the workforce. The following information, resources and links will hopefully lend a hand.
Here is a list of industries or sectors that are in need of more workers in the current situation. If you are looking for work at the moment, these would be a good place to start. View their current job vacancies on company websites or using the Job search links from above. If you have experience in any of these areas, make sure you highlight this in your resume and any cover letter or email you send to the employer.
|Transport and Logistics – heavy vehicles, courier drivers||Banks|
|Retail – Supermarkets; Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Drakes||Federal Government services – Centrelink, Health services|
|Training – those that deliver online training||Community services – aged care workers, youth workers, social workers, counsellors|
|QLD Government Health Care – everything||Construction – residential and commercial|
|Telecommunications – Telstra||Home based – tutors, carers|
|Resources – mining, oil and gas||Security Guards|
Here are some resources to help get yourself 'out there'. First step, get your resume ready. We have included some example templates to help you build a relevant and professional resume. There are also many others available on the web or in your word processing software. The next step, is to get yourself out there and one of the most effective tools you can use is networking. This means talking to your friends, colleagues, team mates and previous employers to let them know you are looking for work and be able to quickly 'sell' your strengths and experience to them.
LinkedIn is a great tool for networking and keeping up to date with changes and innovations in your industry. Sign up, develop a profile for yourself and start to make connections.
Select the link above to download some example resume templates you can use to develop or revamp your resume. You will need to download the document first, before you can edit it. Remember, make sure your resume is relevant to the job you are applying for, is clear, logical and has no spelling errors. Ask a friend or family member to read over your resume and offer suggestions and check for any errors before submitting it for a job.