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  • Ensure your resume is up to date with all relevant work experience detailed, qualifications listed and a record of all licences and/or tickets, as well as the details for contactable referee
  • Tailor your cover letter and resume for each job you apply for - it’s easy to spot a generic cover letter
  • Be prepared for the interview:  review your application, know your strengths and weaknesses, what are your short & long term goals, research the company and have questions to ask - make it easy for them to hire you
  • Look the part: dress appropriately for interviews
  • Visit Job Search websites i.e. and register for notifications of jobs that interest you
  • Look up the ‘Positions Vacant’ page on recruitment agencies websites
  • Register with employment/recruitment agencies and maintain regular contact regarding availability
  • Check the Career section of local newspapers i.e. Townsville Bulletin - Wednesday & Saturday
  • Keep your mobile charged and check your voice mail & sms messages regularly while looking for work - being too hard to get hold of could mean you miss your ideal role