Be creative when applying for jobs

  • This could result in a new, larger network and new friends.
  • Employers often view people who are willing to move very positively. It shows you are strongly motivated for the job and are willing to do what it takes.
  • Working in a new place for a while could be a useful experience if you later apply for jobs in your home town.
  • It is easier to get a new job if you are already in work so if you have the opportunity you should also take work in industries that are new to you.
  • You can learn new skills working in a new industry.
  • Keep your search broad to start with. Find a range of fields and jobs you could imagine working in.
  • Think through all the skills and knowledge you have accumulated, e.g. through hobbies and interests in your free time. These could also present work opportunities.
  • Many major employers use social media (e.g. Facebook) to market vacant positions, especially when the use of such media forms part of the duties.
  • It can take time to find your dream job. You cannot always expect to get a job that matches your training and education 100%. Remember that all jobs provide work experience and employers value varied experience highly.