Searching for work is tough for everyone, but when you’re young it can be confusing and even a bit intimidating. That’s why we rounded up some links from around the web which can help you feel a bit more on top of things - from writing a resume and cover letter, getting trained up, to interviews.
I'm looking for a job – now what?
- JobActive is website that connects jobseekers with employers. There are loads of jobs advertised - from admin work, to marketing jobs and way more!
- Start looking for jobs at CareerOne, Seek, Linkedin Jobs, ATSIJobs and Indeed.
- EthicalJobs brings together people and organisations that want to make the world a better place.
- 'Networking' isn't just for people with office jobs. Many jobs of all kinds aren't advertised, which is why networking can be so helpful. Here's a guide on how it works.
- Cold calling can be scary. Use these tips to give yourself a confidence boost.
How to write a killer resume
- Find out how to write a killer CV and some common mistakes to avoid. (Hint, don’t use comic sans).
- The top five dos and don’ts. Turns out firstname.lastname@example.org isn’t a super professional email address. Who knew?!
- Make sure your resumé ticks all the boxes with this handy checklist.
- Uh oh, you've got no experience? That’s cool, here are tips to help you stand out even if you’re a total rookie.
Train me up!
- Search for, and compare, training and apprenticeship opportunities using the MySkills website. It’s also got some hot tips on what courses and skills are more likely to get you hired.
- Find out what training you’ll need to land the job you want. You can also explore career pathways to see what courses and training options suit you best!
What even is a cover letter?
- A cover letter, say what? Here's a simple guide to get you up to speed.
- Trying to find a job, but don't have any experience? Check these CVs out for inspo.
Got an interview?
- Here's all the common interview questions, and good tips on how to answer them.
- The complete guide to acing interviews.
- Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse… and other phone interview tips.
- Visualise and take a deep breath: HuffPost have tips from an interview expert.
Searching for work can be a grind, so you’ve got to be patient and keep trying. The problem is that when you’re not confident in yourself or your skills, it can be really exhausting. But if you’re able to learn a bit about how to ‘sell’ yourself, you might even enjoy the hustle.