If you’re not working, or your hours have been reduced, there are things you can be doing right now to improve your chances of getting back into on-going work… And, LabourCo can help!
Call LabourCo on 1800 770 073. Ask us to provide feedback on your job search documents including your resume and applications for employment – even for roles outside of LabourCo. Ask for help!
BE READY – If you’re planning a career comeback in local government, do you know how to address application questions and how to best perform at an interview? Start researching what’s required (start by visiting council websites), and ask us for help.
ASK QUESTIONS – Ask employers what you can do to improve your chances of working for them and let them know what you can offer them, (not how desperate you are for work!).
DO SOMETHING – Try to limit large chunks of time where you are not doing something to enhance your career or contribute to the community.
VOLUNTEER – volunteer work is very well regarded by recruiters. It can lead to paid work and is a good way to gain new skills and maintain current referees, who can later comment on your work ethic, reliability et.
LEARN – Do a course. Those who embrace ‘life-long learning’ are much more likely to find a job they are happy in. If you have the funds, find out which tickets or qualification you need to maximize your chances of picking up the work you want. Consider online courses. Even those that are not accredited can be added to your resume. Free Courses.
IMPROVE YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS – It’s clearly more important than ever.
COMMUNICATE – conversations can get you work! Let everyone one you know, via your networks, that you are looking for work.
EXERCISE – why not? It’s important for your mental health.
ACTIVELY INVESTIGATE NEW HOBBIES – Hobbies and the people you meet through them offer real opportunities for work. Creating is great for your brain. Click on this article to learn more.