04 – Is my job safe? What’s happening in Byron Bay?
Where the jobs are, plus more useful things to know and do for all the employers, job seekers and contractors in the Spinifex community
- Where the jobs are
- What to do if you are concerned about your job
- How to commemorate Anzac Day, and stay safe
Where the jobs are
|Albury||Mudgee||Port Melbourne, VIC|
For more information, take a look at our current job opportunities https://spinifexrecruiting.com.au/jobs.php
Also check out the Australian Government Jobs Hub https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub
Is my job safe? What can I do?
Unless you are in an essential services role, it is not possible to say anyone’s job is safe during this time.
If you are concerned, here are some things you can do:
- Talk to your employer or immediate supervisor about your concerns. This is not the time to be reluctant to raise difficult topics.
- Encourage your employer to be direct and upfront about the health of the business. If there is a risk of job losses, it is better you know now so you can prepare.
- If the organisation you work for is struggling, maybe there are solutions employers and staff can work out together such as applying for JobKeeper payments, temporarily reducing hours to maintain jobs in the long term or finding new ways of doing business.
- Bring your resume up to scratch
- Make sure you have a cover letter template prepared so you can quickly tailor it to a job description https://spinifexrecruiting.com.au/candidates.php#coverletter
- Check the health of your networks on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc…
- Is your profile up to date and appealing to employers?
- Are you connected to the right networks such as employers you are interested in, industry associations and topics related to your line of work?
- Set aside a little time each day to participate in those networks, such as posting interesting stories you find or asking thought-provoking questions of other network members
- See who other members are connected with. You might know someone who knows someone
- Make a shortlist of organisations you would like to work for. Take more time to get to know them by exploring their website and their industry. Check out their annual report or strategic plan, if they have one; this is where you can find out about their goals and what matters to them.
- Brush up your interview skills, particularly if you have never done an interview by video conference before. There are some useful tips here https://au.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/video-interview-guide
- Upskill. Build on your existing skills or develop new ones. There are currently a high number of affordable training and education options:
- Educational institutions, such as TAFE NSW https://www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-short-courses are offering free online education and training courses for those staying at home who would like to develop their skills or learn something new.
- Some universities are offering discounted courses to offset loss of income through a decrease in international students and help relieve skill shortages such as nursing, teaching, counselling, IT and science.
- Volunteer. This might sound crazy when you need paid work but having a purpose can be just as important to your mental health and wellbeing, plus it shows employers you have a can-do attitude. Consider:
- doing grocery shopping for elderly neighbours
- contacting local charities to see if they need help
- unpaid work in industries you want to work in
Taking advantage of quiet roads in Byron
From the now-very-mobile ‘desk’ of Tom Donohoe, Regional Manager – Northern
“I’m seeing mental leaps like that happening everywhere. It will be interesting to see which of these changes continue on past the COVID-19 restrictions.”
Commemorate Anzac Day, and stay safe
Only a few days to go until Anzac Day on Saturday 25th April. The RSL reminds us that we can still pay tribute to Australian servicemen and women and stay safe. Read more from the RSL NSW here https://www.rslnsw.org.au/anzac-spirit/ and pledge to participate here https://rslqld.org/ANZACspirit
Until then, whether you’re an employer, contractor or job seeker, we’re here for you and doing everything we can to help you find staff or work opportunities.
|Scott C Small||Victoria Bila|
|Managing Director||Group Manager – Operations|
|Andrew Egan||Damien O’Donnell|
|Group Manager – Regional Operations||Group Manager – Regional & Executive|
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