How to Improve Your Chances of Securing a Job

Job hunting can be difficult, especially when preparing your resume for submission.  If you have been travelling, temping or out of the workplace for a while, you may find yourself struggling to think of what to include and how to sell yourself.  So if you are ready to commit to something a little more permanent, here are five things you should do to enhance your chances of finding a permanent job.

Complete a course

Completing a course is a great way to enhance your knowledge and learn about something new that you enjoy. There are many options when it comes to completing courses from writing courses to computer and technology, business related courses or language courses. In today’s world it’s even easier as popularity grows with completing courses online. There are an array of Online Universities and Short Course Training Institutes that even offer certain courses for free – Bonus.

Volunteer Work

Getting involved in some volunteer work is a valuable way to enhance your skills and experience, as well as a great way to beef up your resume. There are some great Volunteering Jobs out there and they range from Events Organisers to Tour Guides as well as English Tutors and Tourist Museum Volunteers.

Freelance Work

Freelance work allows you to make some money and gain some valuable experience at the same time. There are a range of great freelance opportunities online which include content writing, computer programming, website development, graphic design, translating and illustrating.

Temporary Assignments

Temporary work is a beneficial way to gain industry experience and make some meaningful contacts.   Taking on temporary assignments will help you build credibility and enhance your knowledge. There are also many cases where temporary roles get extended and can even lead to permanent job opportunities.

Attend Seminars

Attending seminars is a great way to keep up to date with the latest industry news and information. They can help you grow your knowledge as well as assist you to generate new ideas.   Seminars can also help to motivate and inspire you, as well being a great place to meet valuable connections.


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