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Job search Searching job vacancies has become more convenient now because recruitment advertisements can be found in newspapers, recruitment notices on premises, vacancy boards and especially online. The Internet is now a popular tool for job hunting by job searchers and recruitment by employers. There are application letters and CV templates on the Internet for reference. However avoid direct copying! Personalise your writing to make your letter and CV unique and to increase your chance to be interviewed. For more advices on applying for jobs, read points to note when applying for jobs. Labour Department’s Interactive Employment Service You can use the Labour Department's Interactive Employment Service to search for job vacancies of many different industries. Government Vacancies Enquiry System If you are interested in Hong Kong government vacancies, you can visit the Government Vacancies Enquiry System to check the latest job vacancies. Joint Institution Job Information System (JIJIS) University students can log into Joint Institution Job Information System (JIJIS), a one-stop on-line career service for employers and university students offered by the career centres of 8 Hong Kong tertiary institutions. Employment traps Finally, you should also be aware of employment traps. While we are keen to find a job, be aware that there are always people with unscrupulous attempts. Job interview strategies If you are granted the chance of an interview, seize the opportunity to convince the interviewers that you are the most suitable candidate for the job. Read job interview strategies and attending job interview before walking into the interview room. Also prepare answers to the most frequently asked questions for an impressive performance in an interview. After the interview, there will be follow up and evaluation that you can do. These can show your appreciation to your potential employer for granting you an interview, improve and equip you for future interviews and enhance your performance next time. Adapt to a new job The office is a new environment for school leavers. Don’t worry about how to adapt to a new job. Here are some tips for you to follow. Promotion or demotion? Employees with good performance get to keep their jobs and move onwards up the career ladder. Check to see if you are an ideal employee with attributes of favourable employees and keep away from the worst attributes of unfavourable employees.
The meaning of work Work, apart from making a living, can also give us a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Let’s start with the career ABC - the meaning of work – to understand what we can expect to gain in work as we begin our careers. Support services on employment and self-employment If you decide to join the workforce, you may be puzzled or come across certain dilemmas. You can visit the "Youth Employment Start" for more personal advisory and support services on employment and self-employment. Available services include Career Assessment, Mock Interview Workshop, as well as a free business workstation and a design corner for self-employed youth. You can now try the on-line simplified version of the Career Assessment, as well as register on-line as a preliminary member, apply for activities and make reservation on part of the services of Youth Employment Start. Career guidance Next up: should I work or further study? Life Planning Information Website of the Education Bureau provides detailed information about both options and will help you make the right decision.