We’re delighted to announce the launch of Adzuna Australia today! Adzuna is a nifty little search engine and we aim to make it easier for you to find your perfect job. We search thousands of sites so you don’t have to, bring together millions of job ads so you can find them all in one place, and organize them with awesome features which we know you’ll love.
Sounds Great. Where do I begin?
To help you get started with your job search, we’ve put together our top tips for making the most of Adzuna depending on the stage you are at in your job search. We hope you find them useful!
1. Get hired with a little help from your friends
Our power users love Adzuna Connect. Plug in your existing LinkedIn or Facebook network, and we’ll show you all the companies you’re connected to and all the live vacancies at them. You can then message your connections to get the inside track on what it’s like to work there, or ask them to put in a good word for you.
Once you’re plugged in to Adzuna Connect, you’ll automatically start to see images of your friends next to relevant vacancies as you search around Adzuna. Users tell us it gives them a huge leg up in both the research and application stages. We believe it’s the future of job hunting in Australia – taking networking to find a job to a new level. We’re continually upgrading this tool, so if you have any feedback at all, please let us know!
2. Research your market value
If you’re researching the job market, check out Adzuna’s stats on the right hand side of almost every search results page. These give you comprehensive data on what the market is currently paying in Australia, as well as other useful facts. Users find this information incredibly useful before applying for a job or when considering a career change. Knowing market pay rates also empowers you at the salary negotiation stage, either with your current employer or a new one. And we’re expanding this data soon … watch this space.
3. Find the perfect vacancy
Searching for vacancies is the meat of the job hunt.
We bring together thousands vacancies from every major job board, which means we list nearly every job ad in Australia. Being able to search everything in one place is a huge leap forward for users.
But it can also make for a daunting search experience, as there may be hundreds or even thousands of results for a common search like “Marketing jobs in Sydney”. Our top tips on search are all around narrowing that search experience.
Choose your what and where carefully to specify the job title and location you are interested in.
Use the filters on the left to narrow by salary band or location.
Use your search history which we store further down on the left hand side of the page to quickly navigate back to your recent searches.
And don’t forget to use our awesome advanced search tool to really refine your search.
4. Be the first to know
Once you’ve found the right search criteria for you, you’ll want to keep track of new jobs coming up that match. The best way to do this is to sign up for an email alert via the box at the top of every search result. Adzuna indexes literally thousands of new opportunities every day, and we send you a simple, handy email listing the most recent jobs that have come up. We don’t give anyone else your email address and you can cancel with one click.
Active jobseekers find these incredibly useful so they can be the first to respond to new opportunities that come up – and we also hear that alerts are good for people who are currently employed but interested in something very particular.
That concludes our top tips, we hope you find them useful. We’re always adding more features, so watch our blog for further updates and send us your feedback and ideas. And if you’ve found a great job via Adzuna, please do tell us your story!