Start with the Hidden Job Market
Mining jobs are starting to pick up. Well to be specific we are talking about Australian Geoscientist positions. https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/employment-conditions-improve-australian-geoscientists. Now is the time to dust off the resume and start applying, right? If that is all that you are going to do then you might end up spending a lot more time in the unemployment queue. The reason for this is that most jobs are still not being advertised. If you only depend on jobs that are advertised you could be missing out on as much as 80% (or more) of jobs that are hidden. This is the Hidden Job Market.
What else should you do?
Tapping into the Hidden Job Market is not an instant fix. It takes time. That is why you need to start working on this now. If you start now you may be ready in around 2 months. “2 months!” I hear you shout incredulously. “Why does it take so long?”.
Well think about it. Reconnect with your network and get active in your professional community. Research the market and find out what has been happening whilst you have been doing other things. Relook at your resume and have a think about how you are going to explain your last 12 – 24 months. How will you position yourself to stand out from the competition? What about interview technique? And most importantly how are you going to find those opportunities. What strategies are you going to use?
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