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The easy way to get a job

Connecting with people

Research shows that approximately 80% of people get their jobs through their connections with others in their community. This is documented in many articles on the internet and a search on “hidden job market techniques” in Google will find lots of ideas on how to tap into this hidden job market.

We encourage our clients to use this way of searching for work and go through the ways of doing this in one of our workshops. We have a number of examples of clients getting their jobs this way and some of our staff are also working here because of the connection they have had with us. Her are a few examples of how people have got jobs through using their connections:
A was helped to get his job in a sheepskin processing factory as he had some friends working there who could speak up for him.
T was shoulder-tapped by showing an interest in working at a business.
J’s dad heard about a job going at his place of work, got her an interview, and she got the job on her own merit.
G had just qualified as an engineer and couldn’t get a job in engineering. He was doing some work for a community organisation and two board members turned out to have contacts in the engineering industry. He got an engineering job through them.
S heard from a neighbour about a job going at his place of work and got an interview.
A applied, had an interview and was assisted into getting her job as she knew someone who already worked in the business. She had questioned her friend about the business and so was able to show in the interview that she knew quite a lot about the business.

If you think that you don’t have any people you are connected with, our workshop will show you that you probably do have. Contact us and we can book you in.
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Volunteer while you job search

Volunteering can help you increase your chances of making contacts and make you feel a lot better while you are doing the search. Getting involved with something you are interested in, is in your local area, or offers the opportunity to meet new people greatly increases your chance of finding work through your connections. Also, offer your help without expecting anything back and you will see it will come around eventually.

Of course, all the connections in the world won’t help unless you tell people you are looking for permanent work. Keep copies of your CV in your bag or car so you have one handy. Give them out to people – they may know you as the person who helps out with the sausage sizzle, for example, but they won’t know all your skills and abilities unless they see your CV.

Using these techniques are much easier then applying on-line or through an advertisement and means you are not competing against a large number of others. It’s proven to work! Find out more...