A cover letter should always accompany a resume (even via email) and should explain your motivation for that role and organisation. Within the cover letter it is important to highlight your skills and experience which are relevant to the role.
Research your potential employer and reflect this in your key phrases and reasoning for your application.
A cover letter should be brief and concise and no longer than one page.
Cover letter template
Cover letter example
A resume, sometimes referred to as a CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a personal marketing tool, presenting your skills, attributes, experience and qualifications to employers in a way that demonstrates your suitability for a job or position.
It is important to keep your resume concise, easy to read, and tailored to what the reader is looking for.
Experience is in everything we do – emotional intelligence, communication, determination etc. These are transferrable skills that employers are looking for.
You can use the results from your Career Planner and Career Discovery Report as well as achievements and qualities from your life to demonstrate your skills.
Networking is the practice of interacting with others and building relationships to share ideas and contacts for mutual benefit. These benefits are often not immediate but at some time in the future.
Networking is a great tool to find jobs which aren’t advertised through traditional channels. Keep in mind that up to 70% of jobs are not advertised, therefore being proactive and networking are key to finding employment. Through networking you can acquire important career/industry information which will help to boost confidence in transitioning to the work place. Every time you make a contact, you can tap into their network and potentially have access to their contacts.
Networking can be anxiety provoking, which is normal. It is important to break the cycle of becoming highly self-conscious and rather remember that it is not about presenting or promoting yourself in the first instance but connecting and getting to know others.
What to do if you hate small talk
Our Endeavour Jobs Board is a good place to start looking for prospective employment.
Social media and the internet are great networking and information gathering tools when searching for a job.
Having your own blog or online platform can help to showcase your talents and interests to future employers.
It is crucial that your social media presents reflects a neutral or, ideally, positive impression of you. Employers are likely to look at your profile to get a better impression of you. Consider your privacy settings on platforms like Facebook to review what a prospective employer can see.
Job search strategies
Creating a LinkedIn profile
Researching for potential employers
Well done, you have landed an interview!
Job interviews are easier for interviewees if you plan and prepare questions and answers in advance. Below are some useful documents to help you prepare for your interview.
During the interview
After the interview
Practice questions for the interview
Questions to ask in the interview
Endeavour graduate, practising Naturopath, business coach and mentor Bianca Potenta has created this video for Endeavour graduates to highlight what is required to transition from being a student to establishing yourself as a natural health practitioner. This video is to be used as a general guide but it is most important to always contact your professional association for your specific modality.