Prepare For Work
There are many ways to optimise finding a good job:
1. Work Experience
The number of times that students come back from work experience with a job offer is amazing. Try it!
Talk to as many people as you can about the type of job that you are looking for. You will be surprised at who knows someone, who knows someone, who is looking for a new employee.
3. Advertised jobs
Check the newspapers and check the Job search websites.
4. Group Training Companies - Group Training Companies place many people into apprenticeships and trainee-ships every year. See the Apprentice and Traineeship website page for a list of registered Group Training Companies.
This website has information about getting a job, including what you should do to get ready, how to prepare a resume, cover letter and response to selection criteria, and what you can do in your application and interview to increase your chances of getting the job.
Australian Apprenticeships Pathways
Essential reading if you want to apply for an apprenticeship.
Fair Work Australia
Essential reading for a new employee, there is a special section for Young Workers and Students to learn about your rights, pay and your employers responsibility.
Fair Work - Work Experience and Internships
Essential reading if you are performing work experience or an internship.
Young People at Work
Not sure about your workplace rights?
Confused about what entitlements you should receive? This info should help!
Check out your State or Territory websites for information so you know your rights and responsibilities. The NSW website is a good example which is applicable for all.
Before you find that 1st job, YOU have some work to do:
Find help with putting your resume together, ask your family and or teachers, see the resume website page
Practice mock job interview's with your family - see the Interview website page
Prepare your interview clothes and check if you need to smarten up
Make sure your Facebook page won't offend anyone
Obtain a Tax File Number - see the Money Matters website page
Open a bank account
Decide the superannuation fund you will join, see the Money Matters website page
Set up a sensible email address
Ensure you phone message service is set up with a suitable greeting in case potential employers call you
There are many websites which will help you prepare to find a job, we have listed a few below:
Young People at Work
Check out your rights.
Learn about minimum wages.
Watch Videos dealing with conflict and workplace problems.