Prepare for work

1. Create a Resume

A good resume should include:

  • Subjects completing

  • Suburb you live in

  • Certificates such as White Card or First Aid

  • Referees – name, job title and phone number

  • Vaccination Status

  • Drivers’ License – hours out of 120, when test is booked, etc

  • Part time work – include dates MM/YY

  • Casual Work – refereeing, coaching etc

  • Sporting achievements

  • Work placement/ experience

You can ask Careers Advisors for assistance or you can search on Google which will provide you with plenty of examples.

2. Create a Cover Letter

A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information and your skills and experience. Your cover letter should let the employer know what position you are applying for and what makes you a strong candidate for the job.

3. Interview Preparation

  • School reports – often we request these and we are looking at your attendance and comments from the teachers. It is not too late to turn poor habits into better habits to gain a job that you want.

  • Obtain a Tax File Number when eligible.

  • Get a part time job.

  • Do you know your bank account details and where to locate them?

  • Do you have/need a USI?

  • Do you want to work in an industry where own transport is required ie construction? If so, do you have your “L”s if eligible?

  • Do you need anything specific for the position? First Aid Certificate, White Card, Working with Children Check?

  • Practice some interviews. Google interview questions. Ask family and friends to “test” you.

  • Check you have appropriate clothes for an interview.

  • Update your voice message and ensure it is appropriate.

  • Update your email address and ensure it is appropriate.

  • RESEARCH – check SEEK, Indeed. Check vacancy lists, qualifications, requirements etc.

  • Create a folder and put vacancies, job alerts and other related information in the folder.




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