Preparing to apply for jobs

Looking for a job can be daunting but there are services to help you prepare to apply.

Before you start looking for a job you should update your resume. The jobactive website has instructions on how to write a resume.

They also have instructions on how to write a cover letter and tips to help you get a job.

If you have a jobactive provider, they can help you prepare to apply for jobs by helping you:

  • write a resume
  • prepare for interviews
  • get skills that local employers need.

Job Jumpstart is an online resource with tips and articles about careers and job hunting. It’s run by the Department of Education, Skills, and Employment.

If you’re aged 45 and older you can get Career Transition Assistance. It can help you build skills to be more competitive in your local job market. If you want to find out more, talk to your provider if you have one. If you don’t have one, you can talk to us on the Centrelink employment service line.

If you’re a veteran transitioning to a civilian career, you can find information about employment assistance on the jobactive website.

If you’re not sure what jobs you want to apply for, take the Career Quiz on the Job Outlook website.

Page last updated: 19 October 2021