Here are some tips to help you with your job search.
Explore a Variety of Job Search Options
Most job vacancies are advertised online so it is important to become familiar with job boards such as Seek which is very popular.
There are general and specialist job boards that are also worth researching. A sample appear below:
General Job Boards
Specialist Job Boards
It is a good idea to register with job boards to receive job alerts.
Consider adding your profile to LinkedIn where you are able to network directly with organisations.
Check out Job Outlook - an initiative of the Australian Government that provides resources that may assist you in finding and understanding career information.
Research companies you are interested in working for and often you will find a Career page on their website. They may also indicate if they have specific campaigns for recruiting people with disability.
Career pages provide details on job vacancies along with the ability to apply directly to them.
Review the Career page to explore all roles as well as to see if they have an employment register for applicants to submit their details for upcoming opportunities.
Recruitment Agency Websites
Recruitment agency websites also have job search pages and the ability to apply directly to the advertised vacancies.
Many also incorporate the ability to self-register for consideration of future vacancies.
If you are looking for a job with the Australian Public Service (APS), check the Federal Government’s RecruitAbility initiative.
RecruitAbility aims to build the confidence and ability of candidates with disability to compete for APS vacancies.
Australian Network on Disability
There are great resources for job seekers on the Australian Network on Disability website:
Disability Employment Services
Job placement assistance is also available through disability employment services (DES).
You may wish to liaise with DES providers for information on which companies have a good reputation for hiring, training and promoting workers with disabilities.
To find your local DES provider or for more information visit the JobAccess website.
DES providers often work with recruitment agencies or organisations to fill vacancies with candidates with disability or from diverse backgrounds.