Are you ready for work?

1. Create a Resume

A good resume should include:

  • Year 12 subjects

  • Suburb you live in

  • Certificates such as White Card or First Aid

  • Referees – name, job title and phone number

  • Vaccination Status

  • Drivers’ License and transport if needed

  • Part time work – include dates MM/YY

  • Casual Work – refereeing, coaching etc

  • Sporting achievements

  • Work placement/ experience

Make sure your resume is up to date. Then 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

  • Information specific to the job you are applying for.

  • Relate your studies or part time work.

  • Address the criteria/requirements – essential.

    Examples: Driver Licence required/1-2 years’ experience in work placements/customer service experience/ administration experience/ etc

  • 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.

  • Driver Licence – are your hours close to 120? Have you booked your test?

  • Check you have a Tax File Number.

  • Do you have/need a USI?

  • Do you know your superannuation member details and where to locate them?

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

  • 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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