Positive job hunters will be well rewarded in the end
WHEN there are more people applying for jobs than there are jobs available, Sue Lance understands it can be hard to be positive.
The regional sales manager at Adecco Australia's Rockhampton office said it was important for job hunters not to give up and to keep persisting with their search.
"A new opportunity will come up," Sue said.
"There is always something around the corner."
And with so many things happening in our region, with construction, mining and other business growth, Sue was excited to see the region moving forward.
She has noticed an increase in jobs coming in, compared to this time last year, and said it was a great time to review your job application process.
Sue said they sat down with potential candidates and went through their resumes to explore all employment options.
"It's about thinking outside the box and considering different fields of employment."
When people have been made redundant and are not sure what direction to take, Sue said talking through their options could give them some direction, and it may be towards a new career.
"We ask if they have ever thought of a career change."
Those new to the employment market who may not have much experience on their resume were often surprised at the skills they could list when they worked through their employment and study history.
Sue believes the right fit for the job is important, both for happiness and long term success. "If you are happy in it you will be good at it."
An employment story published by The Morning Bulletin on January 30 incorrectly attributed quotes to Sue Lance. We apologise for the error.
Tips on how to get a job
- Take the time to understand the job you are applying for.
- Tailor your application letter and resume to suit each individual job.
- Make sure your resume stands out for all the right reasons.
- Make sure your contact information is up to date, and make sure it is not your current work phone number and email address.
- Do your research on a company before an interview.
- Don't be negative about past employers or colleagues.
For more helpful tips, visit adecco.com.au.