4 ways to beat the competition in your 2021 job hunt
As the world shakes off 2020 and economists forecast a strong rebound, many are feeling hopeful about their career prospects in the new year. While there are still just shy of a million unemployed Australians, if you’re on the hunt for a new job, there are some ways you can ensure you stand out. According to Australia’s top recruitment experts, flexibility, a strong resume, a bit of networking and online job profiles will serve jobseekers well in the face of stiff competition.
“My top tip to job-hunters is to challenge yourself to keep an open mind and remain flexible throughout your job search,” Adecco Australia managing director Kelly Van Nelson told Yahoo Finance.
“Take the time to understand which of your skills are currently most in demand across the entire job market – not just within your industry – and then focus on how you might be able to bring these skills into roles and industries that you may not have traditionally considered for yourself.
“This is an ideal time to aim to open new doors, in addition to re-approaching old ones,” she said.