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The best places to look for jobs

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Searching for the perfect job is exciting, but it can be overwhelming if you’re not even sure where to start. These tips will get you on the right track.

1. Job search websites

Job search sites like,,, and are a fantastic starting point. Take advantage of the automated email updates these sites offer, so jobs you might be interested in arrive regularly in your inbox, keeping you in the know.

2. Social networking websites

Social networking websites, in particular LinkedIn and Twitter, are an amazing way to hear about roles in your industry and field of expertise. You can also do your own research on these types of websites to find out what current and past employees are saying about your potential new employer.

3. Word of mouth

Ask your family and friends to keep an eye out for you. Many medium to large businesses circulate an internal ‘positions vacant’ newsletter – this is a great way to hear about jobs you might not otherwise find.

4. Go after that job don’t wait for it to come to you

Rather than waiting for a vacancy to open up at your dream company, submit a general job application to organisations you’re interested in, outlining your skills and experience. Submit your job application via their website or email it directly to the recruitment manager or the manager of the department you’re interested in working in. If they like what they see, you’ll be first in line if something suitable comes up.

5. School career days

Don't forget your schools career days. On career days employers come out to campus looking for staff. They're a great opportunity to get in front of potential employers. Talk to you schools career counselor to find out when the next career day is.

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