Part 37 of our job searching tips. (Improve your chances)
JOIN A TRADE UNION OR TRADE ASSOCIATION.
It’s possible that some jobs will only be advertised through union contacts. Going to union meetings can also be a focused way of networking. There is also usually a trade association or body for most trades, industries, job types, do a bit of research and see which best suits your needs.
Many will have reduced fees for students or job seekers. If they do not advertise this …Ask!
It also looks good on your CV, it shows initiative and interested in you field.