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When you are looking for employment one of the best ways to ensure that you get the job you seek is to actively work towards making yourself more employable.
This involves a variety of things; some of them are easy while others take some time and effort. These are things that make you more desirable by an employer, and help you to stand out from the competition. Some people will have these qualities already, and others must work to get a few or all of them.
Make sure that you have all of the skills that are needed for you to apply for a specific job. Carpenters, welders, equipment operators, cement finishers and other trades all have specialist skills that are required. Make sure your skills and qualifications match the requirements
It can be a bit of a catch-22 where you need more experience to secure employment in a better job, but you can’t get that experience without working on the job. So what can you do?
Try volunteering your time with a company on the understanding that you will be gaining much needed experience. They may even pay you a portion of what those with experience are earning, or the voluntary work may lead into aid work with that company.
A positive attitude is one of the best things that you can have. Make sure that you put a positive spin on your answer to the questions asked of you in an interview. If you are not sure how you can do this, it is a good idea to practice with a friend to see how you might answer certain questions.
A potential employer is more likely to remember a person who has a positive outlook.
Here is an excellent list of common interview questions: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/01/11/how-to-ace-the-50-most-common-interview-questions/
Make sure your resume (CV) is up to date with important relevant work experience and/or volunteer positions. Employers want to see that you have either worked in the field or you have been attempting to get your name out in the field among those employers who will be looking for your particular skill set.
Use a professional format for your resume with a list of education, work experience and relative skills. If you are not sure about what that looks like, look at examples of resumes online until you see a format that catches your eye.
Labour Hire firms like Blue Collar People make the process of finding work easy: one interview with us so we can learn all about your skills and past experience and no fuss.
After seeing us we will be actively looking for work for you that match your skills, experience and the types of work that you prefer doing, or you can find a specific job with us that appeals to you and apply
Look for jobs here: https://www.bluecollarpeople.com/job-search-perth/