Feeling like you've exhausted every avenue in your job search?
Gumtree might be one place you hadn't thought to look for great jobs!
What is Gumtree?
Gumtree is considered Australia's local marketplace. Gumtree helps connect buyers and sellers across the country. With over 2.5 million listings, you can buy, sell or find basically anything on Gumtree - including a job.
How to look for jobs on Gumtree
If you don't already have a Gumtree account, you can easily sign up at gumtree.com.au.
You can sign up with your email address and password or follow the prompts to sign in with your Facebook or Google+ account.
Navigate to the jobs section of the website. You'll see in the top search bar you can refine by your region.
Once you hit search you'll be able to further refine by work type in the left hand column.
Note: The 'sponsored links' section is a paid feature for business's to have their ads appear at the top of the search.
Once you see a job that interests you, click through to find more information.
In this view you will see:
- The type of work (casual, full time or part time)
- The salary
- The listing date of the ad and the 'Gummie' who is the user that posted the ad.
Apply! There are a number of actions the Gummie might prompt you to make to apply for the job, including sending an email with your resume, or simply calling them.
That's it! Now to wait to hear if you have been successful with your application.
Things to be wary of
Things that seem too good to be true normally are. Try and cross reference the job with other sources to make sure the job you're applying for is legitimate.
- Gumtree ads or users that asks for personal photographs before hiring you. Even modelling and acting jobs would usually arrange a one on one interview to see your portfolio, not email your headshot through
- Gumtree ads or users that ask for upfront payment for training or otherwise. Any serious company would cover the costs for any training needed
- If you speak to anyone or attend a meeting with someone who threatens your health and safety in anyway end the conversation immediately. Report these users on the Gumtree website by clicking 'report'.
Have you used Gumtree in your jobsearch before?
Good luck and happy job searching!