We all know that finding a job in Australia isn't always the easiest thing to do. Job hunting often requires a lot of patience, persistence, and dedication, since any given job vacancy can attract hundreds or even thousands of applicants. Being able to successfully stand out in a sea of candidates and get noticed by the recruiter/employer/labour hire agency is of the utmost importance.
In order to improve your chances of being chosen for the position you are applying for, you must re-think how you approach your job search situation and the strategies that you implement. Here are a few of our labour hire tips to help you rise to the top:

1) Be Confident and Know Your Worth
When you apply for a job, you need to be able to sell yourself to the recruiter. This involves not only identifying what your soft and hard skills are, but also being able to show how they are relevant to the position and why it would make you the best labour hire candidate. To solidify your claims, it's also a good idea to prepare specific examples of when these skills have led directly to an achievement or business success. For example, maybe your interpersonal and selling skills allowed you to add 6 major clients to a company's portfolio. Examples like this, especially those with numerical values, provide the recruiter with tangible evidence of how you'll be an asset to, not only the position, but also the business.

2) Research. Research. Research
Being prepared and knowing about the company, role, recruiter, labour hire agency, etc., can help you be more confident and allow you to better align yourself with what they are looking for in a candidate. It is also important that your research involves more than just surface level knowledge. Doing more in-depth research (i.e. on the company's/labour hire agency's partners, upcoming projects, long-term strategy, etc.) can help differentiate you, as you made the effort to go above and beyond.

3) Ask Intelligent Questions
During an interview, typically you will be the one being interrogated, but it is also a good chance for you to ask your own questions. The kinds of questions you ask will be an indicator of how interested you are in the position and the preparation you've done prior to the interview. Avoid asking simple or straight forward questions that can be easily found on the internet. Instead, ask more interesting questions that are open-ended. For example, 'what would a typical day look like for a person in this position?'.

4) Be Unique, But Don't Be Too Much
In order to stand out, you have to be unique and do things differently. Having a novel approach can help you capture the recruiter's attention and potentially keep you top of mind during the selection process. However, there is a fine line between being innovative and being too much. You don't want to be remembered for the wrong reasons and disregarded as a candidate. To avoid this, make sure your tactics relate back to your skills, qualifications, and what you have to offer.

**5) Utilise Your Network **
Networking can be an incredibly powerful tool to help you get hired. Often a referral from someone connected to the company/labour hire agency or an existing employee can boost your credibility as a candidate and improve your chances of being considered for the role. It is important to note that networks only work if they are nurtured, so make sure you stay in touch frequently. You never know what kind of opportunities that may be presented to you just through your connections.

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