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Tips to find a job #32: How to get a job through your friends and family


Hi, I’m Maria. I know looking for work can sometimes be tough
so here’s a tip to get you going. (Music plays) Have you ever heard the saying ‘It’s not what
you know, it’s who you know’. Well, incredibly when it comes to finding
a job, it’s a great place to look for work. Your network or your personal network are
the people you know and are connected to. And they could be family, friends, social
groups or clubs that you’ve been a part of. It could be past work mates, it could be people
that you went to school with. They all form part of your personal network. In fact, you can figure out who they are by
drawing a circle and writing you in the middle. And then a circle outside of that with your
family and friends and people you know. And then another circle outside of that with
their contacts and people they know. See you can be quite connected and not even
know it. So what you want to do is consider who do
I need to get to know to get the job I want. And this is where it takes the confidence
to get out there and meet people, join clubs, volunteer and get asking for support. Incredibly, people really do want to help
you, so if you start sharing with family, friends and people you know about the job
you’d love to get, they will be able to think about their network and help connect you. So, have a think about who you might know
and who you need to get connected to. And it is as simple as asking. People really do want to help. Thanks for watching and remember to go to
the jobactive.gov.au website to get even more tips.

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