How to Dress For a Job Interview

Whether we like it or not, first impressions are important. During interviews, in particular, first impressions are everything.

Your appearance is the first thing people notice about you, and it can take as little as a tenth of a second for the interviewer to form an initial opinion about your suitability for the job.

So, if first impressions are largely defined by the choice of clothes, you need to make sure your attire is nothing less than perfect. With the tips and suggestions on this webpage, you can be sure to tick all the boxes for a successful first impression!

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100 potential Job Interview Questions
100 potential interview questions to think about.

While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. Which is why we've taken the time to prepare this list of 100 potential interview questions.

Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel.
Will you face a few? Probably.
Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're not asked these exact questions? Absolutely.
Now start practicing!

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Seek
http://www.seek.com.au/
SEEK is Australia's number one jobs site. Search or browse jobs across Australia. Find work or recruit the ideal candidate

SEEK is a diverse group of companies that have a unified purpose to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and help organisations succeed.

The Group encompasses a strong portfolio of employment, education and volunteer businesses which span across Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, South Africa, Kenya, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. SEEK makes a positive impact on a truly global scale with exposure to over 4 billion people and greater than 30% of Global GDP.

Our employment marketplaces are focused on facilitating the matching between jobseekers and employment opportunities, and helping hirers find candidates for advertised roles. Across our employment marketplaces we receive over 375 million visits to our sites every month and have over 3 million job opportunities available at any given time and over 100 million jobseeker profiles.

SEEK Learning offers trusted advice in relation to career related education and Online Education Services (OES) offers leading online education for working Australian adults. To date we have helped over 600,000 students find relevant career related education. SEEK's commitment to having a positive impact on society is reflected through the diverse range of initiatives which our businesses across the globe partake in to support the communities they operate within.

In Australia SEEK Volunteer is the country's largest single source of volunteering opportunities offering non-for-profit organisations free access to post volunteer opportunities for their organisations. This free marketplace is something SEEK is exceptionally proud of and has just introduced into New Zealand.

GradAustralia

Our mission

To help every student find the perfect job. We work hard at GradAustralia to be the benchmark for quality, the most trusted provider, and to always think differently.

Our approach

GradAustralia is a rapidly scaling start-up, with a mission to help every student find the perfect job.

Jeff, Geoff and Steve launched GradAustralia in February 2015, and quickly gained traction with a portfolio of careers publications distributed to over 100,000 students nationally. Our tremendously popular Top 100 Graduate Employers Guide (supported by The Australian) circulates to figures of 50,000+ and continues to grow.

Our new online platform is cementing itself as a marketplace leader, helping to meaningfully guide young people as they make their biggest decisions moving from education to employment.

Our products help students to discover new job opportunities that they didn’t know existed, particularly those outside their immediate field of study. We offer exclusive graduate job reviews and company insider guides to help students make an informed shortlist of what jobs are a ‘fit’ for them, with a particular focus on helping students understand what elements of a company make it human. And finally, when students have decided on their perfect job, we help them apply and put their best foot forward with unrivalled careers advice and a personalised careers dashboard to keep track of all their shortlisted employers and applications.

Blue Collar
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BlueCollar.com.au is a leading Trades & Technical job board matching skilled blue collar workers to Australian manufacturing, construction, mining and agricultural businesses.

Bluecollar.com.au is Australia's original niche job board, advertising jobs in the technical, trade and service sectors since 2003.

Industry leaders including Comdain, Arrow Energy, Alex Fraser and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology choose to advertise on BlueCollar and as a result, over 6,000 Job Seekers search for jobs on BlueCollar each month.

For advertisers, this niche job board offers targeted advertising to Job Seekers specifically interested in the BlueCollar sectors, for a one off flat fee.

Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre
Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre engages and enables job seekers to connect with employers and service providers to take up opportunities in the workforce.

The Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre welcomes you to explore and connect to opportunities through their website or contact one of their Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres.

DTWD Customer Service Centre
GPO Building, Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Phone: 1800 441 043
E: [email protected]

Locations of regional Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre offices in Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton or Kalgoorlie can be found at http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/aboriginalworkforcedevelopmentcentre/Pages/Contact-us.aspx

Central Regional TAFE
Central Regional TAFE provides training pathways to great opportunities and better futures

On the 11th April 2016 Durack Institute of Technology, Goldfields Institute of Technology Kalgoorlie Campus and the CY O’Connor Institute (Northam, Merredin and Moora campuses) formed Central Regional TAFE.

The amalgamation offers our clients an increased and extensive range of nationally recognised qualifications ranging from Certificate I through to Advanced Diploma in a wide range of industry areas. We have a campus presence in the following locations:

Geraldton (including Batavia Coast Maritime Institute and Technology Park)
Carnarvon
Exmouth
Kalgoorlie
Merredin
Moora
Northam
Wiluna

Central Regional TAFE plays an important role in addressing industry’s need for an appropriately skilled workforce by delivering training that allows regional people to maximise their employment opportunities.  Alternatively we also have considerable experience in the provision of accredited and non-accredited training solutions to meet the future needs of the labour force.  Central Regional TAFE prides itself on meeting the future needs of industry and has developed strong partnerships with our local employers.

How to write a resume
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An overview of the what, how and why of writing a resume

Your resume is your most important tool when applying for a job. It doesn't matter how qualified you are, or how much experience you have - if your resume is poorly presented or badly written, you're going to have trouble getting the job you want - or even an interview.

Taking the time to work on your resume is really important. The information on this page offers some tips and advice on how to make your resume the best it can be.
Topics on this page include:
The Purpose of a Resume
How Long Your Resume Should Be
The Order of Information on Your Resume
Changing Your Resume for Each Application
What Your Resume Should Include
What Your Resume Should NOT Include
Reviewing Your Resume
Resume Templates

WA Community Resource Centres Network
Western Australian regional network of Community Resource Centres.

The Western Australian Community Resource Network (WACRN) is comprised of over 100 rural, remote and regional Community Resource Centres (CRCs). The centres are not-for-profit organisations that are independently owned and operated by their local community.

CRCs provide access to government and community services and information, and undertake community, business and economic development activities.

The WACRN is supported by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development with funding from the State government’s Royalties for Regions program.

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WorkSafe SmartMove
The WorkSafe SmartMove Certificate has been developed for students and new young workers educating them about the potential dangers, rights and responsibilities that exist within the workplace.

You will need to register with the website and log in before attempting the SmartMove Certificate, as progress, results and achieved certificates are saved.

The General Module introduces important facts about safety laws and common hazards, and needs to be completed before you can access the Industry Modules. Once you have completed the General Module, you can then select an Industry Module that best suits your future or current work placement, or your area of interest. Each of the Industry Modules contain more detailed information on the main hazards specific to each industry.

WorkSafe SmartMove will generate a downloadable and printable certificate when you successfully complete ONE Industry Module quiz. The Industry Module quizzes also contains questions on issues that were covered in the General Module. If a teacher/trainer wishes to integrate the SmartMove Certificate into the Passport Program, it is recommended that the Certificate isn't attempted until Lessons 1 to 4 of the Passport Program are completed. Students may struggle to complete the Certificate successfully without some prior WHS knowledge.

Career Job Outlook
Job Outlook
Australian Government Job Outlook website

Discover and explore careers you enjoy. Check future job predictions and search for job opportunities.

Job Outlook can help you make decisions about study and training, your first job, or the next step in your career.

Explore careers that interest you to learn about their future outlook, pay, main tasks, physical and other demands. Find out about the skills, knowledge and abilities you may need. Get ideas for careers you can aim for now or in the future. Follow links to job vacancies and related courses.

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Canning College
Canning College is an adult education centre located in Bentley, Western Australia. The College offers a range of educational programs for adults both continuing and returning to education

Canning College offers a wide range of high quality courses to help students aged 17 and over prepare for University and State Training Providers and improve their career prospects. Founded in 1982, Canning College, an independent government school, boasts an extraordinary success rate for students continuing their education at prestigious university:

301 Canning College graduates gained a place at university in 2014. Of these, 186 were invited to study at Curtin University, 65 were invited to study at the University of Western Australia, 6 were invited to study at Murdoch University and 44 in other universities.

There are many more impressive stories of Canning College students following their dream path, whether that is entering university, State Training Providers, the workforce or achieving personal goals. The friendly staff at Canning College help make these dreams a reality through a supportive, nurturing adult environment.

Youth Central
Victorian Government's initiative for young people aged 12-25, offers information and advice on issues like jobs, study, travel, money and events.

You may have noticed that there's a lot of stuff on Youth Central: articles, reviews, news, advice, tips, games, competitions, podcasts, videos... you name it, we've got it.

Getting all of this online would be impossible without the dedicated support of our team of editors, reporters, programmers and a whole bunch of other people who help to keep this shebang live and relevant to you.

So take your time to find out more about Youth Central: why we're here, what we do and, most importantly, meet the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help keep you informed and involved.

If you like what you see, you might want to get involved yourself. Which is cool - we'd love to have you on the team! Check out our Get Published on Youth Central page for more about how you can sign up. On this website: What IS Youth Central? Get Published on Youth Central! Meet the Roving Reporters Submit an Idea Community Guidelines

Career Practitioner Roles in Schools
DO CAREER PROFESSIONALS HAVE THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO CONNECT
YOUNG AUSTRALIANS TO AN EVER-CHANGING WORKFORCE?

This document provides an insight into the roles of Career Practitioners drawing useful comparisons.

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Service Skills Australia
Service Skills Australia supports training and skills development in Australia’s service industries. Their national Right Way accreditation program supports quality training delivery in the service industries.

Service Skills Australia are a not-for-profit, independent organisation, which supports skills and workforce development in the service industries.

Their industries include retail and wholesale, sport, fitness, community recreation, outdoor recreation, travel, tourism, meetings and events, hospitality, accommodation, restaurants and catering, holiday parks and resorts, hairdressing, beauty, floristry, community pharmacy and funeral services.

The primary aim of Service Skills Australia, when developing nationally recognised training is to ensure that training is in step with the needs of employers and industry as a whole. To achieve this, they consult and engage with as broad a range of stakeholders as possible. The key stakeholder groups are: industry, both representative organisations and individual businesses; training professionals, including registered training organisations and trainers/assessors; industry regulators; and a range of state/territory and federal government bodies.

Undercover Recruiter
The Undercover Recruiter
Website with up to date recruitment information with great information for job-seeking.

Career Management, Interview Tips, Job Search, Resume Writing, Social Media, Technology - practical advice to get you into the job market.

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YEAR13 – What to do now!
Year 13

Year 13 is brought to you by the people who have spent too many years being told what to do, when to do it, and how it should be done.

When we were kids, we were asked “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Most of us said something along the lines of “Play for the Wallabies, marry Baby Spice and be a trillionaire”. But lives change, ambitions change, the Wallabies stopped winning and sh*t got real.

We’ve broken things down and sorted it all out so you can find anything you need to know about jobs, studying, gap years, travelling, apprenticeships, money and discounts. The best part is that there are absolutely no rules.

There’s no right or wrong way…whatever you choose, just make sure it’s worth your while. Take ship tonnes of photos, get out there, balls up, have fun, give everything and anything a go and learn from your mistakes.

Create a dick drawing app; we don’t even care, because you have got the rest of your life to make up for it.

Year 13 is the first year of the rest of your life. ENJOY IT!

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Career One
Australia's best job search resource for job seeker & employment opportunities. Use our resume template and prepare for interviews to launch your career.

CareerOne is a leading digital media and technology company offering innovative solutions.

CareerOne’s solutions go beyond the traditional job board and offer customers the ability to target talent across thousands of websites, manage their talent with market-leading cloud technology, and promote their company using customised virtual environments.

Midwest Jobseeker
Midwest Jobseeker provides service delivery contracted through the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD)

Joblink Midwest was established in 1988 and is headed up by Leon Norris and his dedicated team. The board of management comprises of representatives from local business, government and providers of education and training services which ensures a grass roots understanding of local needs is maintained.

The Midwest Jobseeker website provides a resource to assist both job-seekers to find employment and for employers to easily and cost effectively advertise job vacancies. Unlike other job sites the focus is on our region only and we also provide a range of employment related services to jobseekers and employers alike.

Jobseekers can either search for jobs without registering or if they choose to register for free they can upload their resume, receive job alerts and allow prospective employers to contact them. Jobseekers must be registered to display ads or contact job-seekers and registration is very quick and easy. Employers can also display their company logo and have their company featured. The level of information displayed is entirely up to the employer and they have control of how they would like their vacancies applied for.

The Job I Love
If you're a student or job seeker this online guide will help you to find out about occupations and careers within the service industries. You can find information about what it's like to work in each career, as well as how to get the right qualifications for the job you want.

Service Skills Australia is a not-for-profit, independent organisation, which is one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) to support skills development for our industries. We consult and engage with industry, training organisations, government and other stakeholders to develop and support the implementation of nationally recognised training products that respond to industry skill needs.

Service Skills Australia represents a range of industry sectors, including retail and wholesale, sport, fitness, community recreation, outdoor recreation, travel, tours, meetings and events, accommodation, restaurants and catering, caravans, hairdressing, beauty, floristry, community pharmacy and funeral services.