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YYJWorks – at your service

It’s the last day of 2016 and I am unsure where YYJWorks will be heading in 2017. But in the short term I’ll continue with fresh sheets – probably twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Stay tuned for more news as January evolves. One thing I have decided is that Sunday is going to be an ‘unplugged’ day for 2017 – no computer work, maybe no radio or TV (the latter not usually a challenge unless I am housesitting) and possibly most revolutionary spending the whole day without speaking. The day will be spent reading, writing (longhand), thinking, walking and observing the world more deeply than usual.

I wish you and yours a happy, healthy, prosperous and enjoyable 2017 ahead.

For the nuts and bolts of how to use YYJWorks skip down to the rest of this post below the horizontal line.

{Post below is from January 2016 but the instructions for how to use YYJWorks still apply.}

Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by YYJWorks. I am pondering the idea of starting a ‘job finding club’ here in Victoria (to learn more about what that is see A New Approach Using an Old Technique—Job Finding Clubs: Tips for your 21st Century Job Search). If you think that is something you might be interested in please leave a comment below or email me at susanzmartin at yyjworks dot com. If using online resources is more your thing (although of course you can do both) read on!

If you are looking for work in Victoria your first stop should be the list of jobs closing in the upcoming week (what I call the ‘fresh sheet’ – typically it comes out 2-3 times a week). You may also find the list of jobs closing in the current month or the list of jobs that close after this current month (or have no closing date specified) helpful. Here’s a general guide to using YYJWorks.

If you’re just getting started with the Job Search process you might find my series on ‘Pumping up your Job Search Readiness‘ helpful and if you are new to Victoria you may find my recently completed and updated series on Victoria’s biggest employers informative. If you’re planning on moving to Victoria here are some ideas on how to get to know Victoria from afar. Finally, if you’d like to let me know about your challenges – whether as a job seeker or an employer looking to hire in Victoria – use this response form.

Recently I’ve written some articles on LinkedIn – you might find them helpful:


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On May 15, 2015 I will have been running this blog for four years. I’ll be frank – I haven’t done much with it and have taken the path of least resistance by continuing to do the same old same old and not innovating or trying anything challenging or risky. But that’s going to change in 2015.

This year I have what I am calling my ‘4-3-2-1’ ignition goals and they are all about YOU – helping YOU find (better) employment in Victoria, helping to bring you up to speed on the truth about the employment situation in our fair city, engaging you so that we can use the power of community to assist as many job seekers as possible and shaking things up a bit by discussing issues that are typically left out of the conversation about employment/job search. Here are the outcomes I am hoping for:

  • 4 likes per week for the YYJWorks Facebook page, 4 likes per week on any page/post on YYJWorks website
  • 3 posts per week on the site (with links on FB)
  • 2 new Twitter followers per day
  • 1 person per week downloading the Job Search Readiness PDF

Each page now has a Like button – if you find something you enjoy on the site please take the time to Like the page and share with other job seekers. Check out the Facebook page and if you’re not following me on Twitter (@YYJWorks) please think about doing so.

About The Author

Susan Z. Martin is the owner, creator and dogsbody behind YYJWorks.com.


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