Your web browser may not be properly supported. To use this site and all of its features, we recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Safari or Firefox

Five things you can do to land your dream job

Our Skills & Jobs team have some tips to help you through every step of your job application.

Home >What's on >Articles >Five things you can do to land your dream job
Post date: 21st October 2021

Whether you are looking to start your dream job or a career change, our Skills & Jobs services are here to help you through every step of the way.

First impressions count

When it comes to writing cover letters, it’s often the little things that count most.

We are here to help personalise your cover letter so it talks the employers language, evokes an emotive response and shows you are fit for the organisation.

If you’re ever stuck asking yourself “should I apply for that job?”, our Skills & Jobs services will help you research and write a cover letter with impact and leave your prospective employer impressed.

Get in touch with our Skills & Jobs services here.

The key to progressing your application

So you’ve nailed your first impression – what now?

The Key Selection Criteria are often spelled out in a list of qualities, knowledge and skills required for the job.

A good response is often the key to progressing your application further, and learning how to create a SAR statement where you create evidence-based statements to prove you can do what the job requires will be extremely beneficial.

Do you want to know how your life experience can be used to highlight your capabilities?

Book your spot to join our free workshops in a few short clicks

Make an unforgettable resume

As anyone in the Facebook comments section will tell you, “Do your research!”. Learning about the business you could potentially work for will not only help you to decide if your values align, but it will also give you an understanding of what you can contribute to the organisation.

It will also give you the opportunity to filter all your skills, knowledge, experience and achievements to make sure that what you include is relevant to the role you’re applying for.

There’s plenty more tips and tricks our Skills and Jobs team can share to help you grab the attention of your future employer.

Book your spot to join our free workshops in few short clicks

Market yourself on LinkedIn

If you’re not on LinkedIn, you’re not on the radar for employers and recruiters to find you! As we move into an increasingly digital world, LinkedIn has been transformed into a platform where people and businesses can create, connect and even hire from all over the world! This platform is one of the most powerful tools in your networking toolkit, so learning how to make it work for you is important when it comes to showcasing your personal brand.

Our Senior Careers Advisor, Marion Langford has the trade secret, “research and reach out, don’t be afraid to build a network”.

You never know, there might be a job opportunity that comes from it!

We can help your profile stand out at our upcoming LinkedIn workshop.

Book your spot to join our free workshops in few short clicks

Nail your job interview

We know what you’re thinking, “alright GOTAFE, easier said than done”. But don’t leave just yet! Because, when you’re on the home stretch of landing your dream job, our Skills and Jobs team know better than anyone that anxiety you feel can sabotage your job interview. That’s why we created a workshop that’s designed to help you conquer that fear and finesse your communication skills.

It goes without saying (though we already said it earlier), do your research. If you already understand the organisation and how your role adds value to them, you’ll be a step ahead of everyone else.

Our final workshop will help you to find out why employers interview, the types of interviews to expect and how to prepare for your interview – so you can leave a lasting impression.

Book your spot to join our free workshops in few short clicks

Helpful advice for planning your career

Still not sure what career path you’d like to follow? Our Skills and Jobs Centre is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for career planning advice. The Centre is government-funded and you don’t have to be a GOTAFE student to get help from our advisors.

Our Skills & Jobs Centres are a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for career planning advice. These centres are Government-funded, which enables all members of our community to access advice and support.