1. Plan to Succeed

The task of finding a job is not to be taken lightly. If you are to find the right job, you have to plan your success strategy … and then follow it through with a well organised game-plan.

A good start, to prepare yourself fully for the task is to go to any good bookstore or your local library, which should have a variety of publications that specialise in job searching. While many of the publications in this field are published in the United States there are some great current Australian versions as well. We have listed some good examples below, but browse the shelves yourself and find something that suits your needs.

“The Australian Resume Guide – Making your job application work.” Written by Paul Stevens. Published by The Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney.

“Secrets of finding and keeping a job.” Robert Burns. (Australian). 400 odd pages. Covers how to select a career, and the best ways to network.

“The Morgan and Banks guide to getting that job. How to establish and manage your career into the next millennium.” Geoff Morgan and Andrew Banks. Harper Business. 1999. (Australian) 250 pages covering what are your skills, using them to your best advantage, how to search for a job and making the job work for you.