Although lots of jobs don’t get advertised (and that’s why you should always chat with a recruiter), for those jobs that do, Seek is the number one platform. But, there are many professionals who aren’t utilising all the tools it provides. Below I’ve unpacked some of the key features that every professional should know about.
Search across a few classifications
A common mistake jobseeker’s make when using Seek is to search under one classification. I would suggest searching in a few classifications that relate to your level of experience and interests. For example, if you are a marketing manager you will use the classification ‘Marketing and Communications’ but you should also search in ‘CEO and General Management’ as some employers will advertise management roles in this classification. If you have experience within the government sector or are interested in working in this area you could also search within ‘Government and Defence’.
Register to showcase your resume to prospective employers
One thing budding jobseekers often overlook is Seeks’ login section. Registering with Seek gives you the opportunity to upload your resume. This means when employers are advertising for a role that matches your experience they have the option to view your resume. You manage the level of personal information provided ensuring your privacy is maintained if you wish.
Set up job email alerts
Great jobs get filled quickly so if you’re checking Seek intermittently you may miss out on your dream job. To avoid this, you can set up email alerts – whether you’re currently looking for a job or not. I’d suggest you create a number of alerts across a few classifications (as mentioned above). You can use keywords to narrow down the results. An email will be sent to you daily if a job matches your criteria.
Find out the jobs salary range even when it’s not listed
Whilst a lot of jobs don’t show the salary, there’s a way to tell if a job is within your range. When employers list a job on Seek they are generally required to specify a salary range even though it’s not displayed. You can get an understanding of the package or salary by using the advanced search option and including a salary range. Using this function means you don’t waste time looking at roles that are below your range.
See what others think about a prospective employer
Seek now provides a platform for former and existing employers to leave company reviews. Some reviews are very detailed providing juicy information about management, culture, perks and salaries. This is a great way to gain insight into an organisation and can help you decide if it’s a good fit for you. Not every organisation is listed but I’d recommend checking, and reading the comments before you apply for a job.
Advice & Tips
Seek also has an advice section that provides some great information for jobseekers. The ‘how to’ guides listed on the right provide useful info on preparing for an interview, developing a cover letter and resume etc. Although it’s not ground-breaking stuff, if you’re looking to update your resume or brush up on some common questions its worth a look. Reading the monthly employment and industry trend articles found under the ‘Salary and job trends’ tab is a good way stay informed about opportunities in your industry and salary ranges.
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