Continuing our series on job search, here are two more ideas to try.
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Do you know others looking for work? You could form a job club with these people to share ideas and contacts. Job clubs also provide an opportunity to give feedback to each other on your CV and interview technique. Job searching requires resilience and can feel isolating at times, so sharing experiences with people in a similar situation can keep you motivated. It could be as simple as meeting with 2 or 3 others over coffee once a week to discuss your job search.
Facebook Community Groups
Are you a member of a local community group on Facebook? If not, you can join one easily by searching for the suburb where you live. For example, the link to the Titirangi Facebook group in West Auckland is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/titirangi/. Often these groups will allow you to submit a post about the sort of work you are looking for. It can be a great way to find employment close to home, or a useful source of casual/part-time employment opportunities while you look for permanent work. If you have a Linked In profile, include a link to it so that people can quickly view your experience and skills. Facebook community groups are also a great avenue to find contacts for informational interviews.