Job Ads and Job Sites

Times were, any self-respecting job hunter would head straight for the classifieds section of their daily paper. These days, you’re much more likely to start looking for work on one of the countless online job websites, social media or professional networking platforms that have revolutionised the modern recruitment scene.

Job ads aren’t the only (or even necessarily the most fruitful) place to find work, mind you: a huge number of jobs are never publicly advertised, but get filled through internal appointments or recruitment agencies. And the old adage “It’s now what you know, it’s who you know” is as true in the world of work as anywhere else.

Nevertheless, they are still the single biggest source of employment opportunities and the most obvious place to start your job search.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.