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New to Tassie? Finding employment here can be a challenge. With Tasmania being one of our smaller states, it can be hard to find the position that’s right for you.
We’ve put together some quick tips that could help you to navigate our job market like a local.

It’s not what you know; it’s who you know

You might have heard the saying, “Everyone knows everyone,” in Tasmania it’s very true!  Tasmanians tend to have lots of connections from a range of businesses. When looking for work get the word out and let your friends know you are looking. You might be surprised by the number of job opportunities available through this alone!

Join some local clubs

Joining local clubs is a fantastic opportunity to build networks and engage with the community. The best part about clubs is you get to meet with people who are passionate about the same things you are.
Corey Mika, Jobs Hub Jobs Coach strongly recommends these.
“Local clubs offer great networking opportunities. You get to have face-to-face engagement with lots of people, demonstrating your capabilities. Clubs also show how you work as a team member and engage with others,” said Corey.

When in doubt, Google it!

Thousands of jobs are posted daily, with a majority online – join as many job search sites as possible and get job alerts set up!
Corey views the internet as essential for any job hunt.
“Regardless of where you are in your journey, The internet can help you. I find website like, and to be my go-to sources when looking for local jobs. Even so, I also recommend contacting businesses. This shows enthusiasm, initiative and dedication supporting your application,” said Corey.

Check the jobs board

Always keep an eye on jobs boards. These consistently change, providing local opportunities for jobs seekers.
Jobs boards (especially ours) are there for local job seekers. They promote jobs filtered by jobs coaches. Jobs posted on jobs boards aim to give opportunities to the community,” said Corey.

Get social with businesses

Social media can be more than chats with your friends and cat videos – it’s a great tool when looking for jobs. Find the businesses you are interested in and follow their social accounts (especially LinkedIN!). It’s a great way to keep up to date and view the new roles they have.
Social media also has groups dedicated to posting and sharing local employment opportunities. Joining these will give you access to more opportunities and insights into growing local industries.
“Using social media is a must for finding jobs. It gives job seekers opportunities that aren’t advertised elsewhere,” Corey said.

Put a face to the name

A great way to find a job opportunity in Tasmania is to go straight into the business and have a chat.
It takes confidence and effort, but it pays in spades, offering opportunities you can’t find elsewhere. Business owners, especially small operators, like to put a face to a name and get to know a bit more about you. It might not lead to a job straight away, but it creates a rapport with people from the business and could lead to opportunities down the track.

That’s it! We hope you find these tips helpful in your job search – good luck!

Need more help finding your next role? Contact us today and see how we can help you!