There are many different places you can look for work, including:
- private and government run employment agencies;
- online jobs boards;
- newspapers; and
- social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
Knowing how employers recruit, and where to look for jobs, can give you a great head start as a jobseeker.
How do employers recruit?
Employers use a wide range of recruitment methods to fill vacancies, so it is important that you adopt a variety of job search strategies to avoid missing any opportunities.
Over half of all vacancies advertised on the Internet.
Employers also advertise using employment websites/their own company websites or in newspapers and increasingly jobs are being advertised on social media or mobile applications as a way of connecting with jobseekers.
Online job searching
There are many websites available to you in your job search. You can even find jobs in other locations; regional, interstate or overseas. The process of applying can also be a lot easier. Some websites allow you to upload your resume, copy and paste details from your resume, or you can use a resume builder that is embedded into the application system. Here's some of our recommended websites for online job searching.
Jobs and Skills WA jobs board - Run by the Jobs and Skills Centres, this is a free online jobs board where you can search for current vacancies from local employers.
Aboriginal services jobs board - The Jobs and Skills WA Aboriginal Services jobs board is a free online job search that has vacancies for Aboriginal jobseekers.