Searching for a job

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. 

Take a look at our Job searching online fact sheet for some useful information

Online job search.

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.

Job Active — Search through jobs added daily.

JobsWA — Employment opportunities with the WA government. 

How we can help

Your local Jobs and Skills Centre offers free advice and assistance to help with your job search. They also run free workshops for jobseekers.