Job Interview Advice for Ex-Offenders

Going for a job interview can be nerve wracking for anyone. You’ve got to make sure that you dress appropriately, arrive on time – or just a few minutes beforehand – and have a few copies of your resume printed out to take with you. Sometimes you’ll also need copies of your qualifications.

For ex-offenders, there’s an added level of stress as you may have to answer questions about past convictions. It might seem particularly challenging to leave a positive impression in your interviewer’s mind.

If you’re an ex-offender, the key to having a great job interview experience is to ensure you’re prepared in every way possible. This website has some useful tips on how you can prepare yourself for your next interview.

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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 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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Jobs WA
Gateway to information about employment opportunities with the Government of Western Australia.

There are more than 100 departments and agencies (collectively referred to as ‘agencies’) in the Western Australian public sector, ranging in size from just a few people in a single office to thousands of employees across the state. For a list of departments and agencies, please see the ‘Departments and agencies’ page on the wa.gov.au website.

While many of these people are employed in typical government roles—such as teachers, police, fire fighters, nurses, engineers and accountants—you may be surprised to learn that the public sector also employs people in a wide variety of positions including project managers, cleaners, gardeners and veterinarians.

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.

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.

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.

Resume Baking
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A Resume Builder That's Easy as Pie!

Simple resume builder with everything you need on one page! Quick user-friendly resume templates, and a huge selection of samples too.

Skill Hire
Employment Solution Specialists providing diverse, professional training and employment services

With branches across Western Australia and South Australia we employ 140+ staff to deliver our range of services and provide support to more than 850 labour hire workers, apprentices and trainees.

Contract Staffing
Let us help you navigate through HR, IR, rates, payroll, industry standards and workers compensation. We will source the right person to fit your short term, long term, temporary or permanent needs from our continual pool of quality candidates.

Apprenticeship and Trainee Services
Talk to us about employing an apprentice or trainee. As a licensed Group Training Organisation we can use our network to find the right candidate for you. We’ll take care of employment requirements allowing you to focus on your business.

Skill Development
As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) we will design and deliver custom made training to fit your individual business needs. As well as delivering accredited training at our customised training centre and vocational programmes across a diverse range of industries, we now offer e-learning courses and regional training on-site.

Indigenous Services
We will work closely with you to increase and retain your Indigenous representation by providing Indigenous employment, training and strategies including apprenticeships, tailored pre-employment training, customised recruitment and retention support, Indigenous cultural awareness and mentoring.

Australian Government Service Provider
As a proud jobactive, CDP and Remote School Attendance Strategy provider, Skill Hire is often able to offer a wider range of options than most agencies.

Australia’s Careers Online
Professional Careers Advice for job seekers on the Internet for almost 20 years!

Guddai, and welcome to Australia's Careers OnLine.

Written by professional Careers Advisers, Careers OnLine has been helping internet Job Seekers with their Career Development and Job Search on the Internet for over twenty years!

We've been online since 1995... and were one of the first employment websites in Australia. Today, we still help thousands of job seekers around the world every day of the year!

Just follow our three step career plan : (also shown in the tabs right here)
Step 1 : Visit our Job Seeker's Workshop to make your career planning & job search more successful.
Step 2 : Get more information from hand-picked careers web sites at your fingertips in our Job Links directory.
Step 3 : Find thousands of Australian positions vacant notices (updated daily) from Job Boards and Employers all across the country!

At Careers Online, you'll find career research advice, resume help, job hunting tips, job links, positions vacant notices and lots, lots more.

And because you are likely to change your job a few times during your life... please remember to drop in and see us when you need help again.

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.

Job Test Prep
Practice psychometric tests online at JobTestPrep. Professional, tailored preparation resources, including aptitude tests, personality test and job interviews.

JobTestPrep is all about preparing people for their future tests. Ever since 1992, thousands of job seekers and future students who have set themselves a goal achieved it successfully by using our professional practice tools. The JTP Advantage Pioneers in psychometric preparation The best writers, the best tests online Customer satisfaction management Privacy Experts in admission tests Internationally spread

Skills for Education and Employment SEE

SEE

Skills for Education and Employment

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program supports job seekers whose English language, literacy or numeracy skills are making it difficult for them to find a job. This program helps students develop their skills to improve employment opportunities.

The SEE Program, fully-funded by the Australian Federal Government, is an approved activity for participation requirements for job seekers with Centrelink.

OTEN delivers a range of courses for the SEE Program:
English language courses at all levels reading and writing courses vocational qualifications with English language support in Individual Support.
Strands in Aged Care, Education Support and Home and Community. Other courses available are Early Childhood Education and Care, Hospitality, Tourism, Information Technology, Retail and Business Administration work experience components for some vocational qualifications.

Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. is an American temporary staffing agency that operates throughout the world.[1] It is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, and offers services that include temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement.

In 1946, William Russell Kelly's dynamic vision and pioneering spirit offered a unique service that quickly became popular with local businesses and established Kelly Services' leadership of the staffing industry.

More than six decades later the company philosophy of treating every customer like the only customer is alive in everything we do and is just one of the reasons Kelly has emerged as the most trusted and respected name in workforce management solutions.

Today, Kelly Services is a Fortune 500 company delivering staffing solutions across more than 37 countries and territories that include temporary, full time placement, outsourcing and consulting.

In Australia, we are located in every major city nationwide and operate under 11 specialist divisions: SPECIALTY DIVISIONS Accounting & Finance Banking & Financial Services Call Centre Engineering Executive / Management Industrial Information Technology Office Support Outsourcing and Consulting Professional Support Scientific.

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.

The University of Western Australia
http://www.uwa.edu.au/
The University of Western Australia is a research-intensive university in Perth, Australia that was established by an act of the Western Australian Parliament in February 1911, and began teaching students for the first time in 1913

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research.

It has almost 24,000 students enrolled across nine faculties. A model of broad undergraduate studies followed by postgraduate professional qualifications is designed to produce well-rounded graduates, as well as provide additional entry opportunities for a wider range of students.

As Western Australia's premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2014 including student demand, graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, getting a full-time job and research grants.

The University aims to be counted among the top 50 universities in the world by 2050, and is currently ranked 88th on the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Skills Check List
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Shills Checklist PDF

Checklist to help you with your personal skills, transferable skills positive skill words for job applications.

Financial Careers Self-Assessment and career information
Career Self-Assessment System

A handy tool for school students seeking suitable career information in the financial services industry.
Starts with a quick and easy self-assessment.
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The Good Careers Guide
The Good Careers Guide is a comprehensive resource assisting students and jobseekers to commence their career journey.

It features more than 400 job descriptions, with details of personal requirements, typical tasks, training pathways and employment oppurtunities, while also providing information about the world of work and how to find employment.

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CAREERS WITH CODE
Careers With Code

WHY CAREERS WITH CODE?
BECAUSE TECHNOLOGY DOESN’T STAND STILL.

Neither do careers, or the skills that we need for the jobs of the future. Just as careers like ‘knocker uppers’ (yep it was a real job) were replaced by alarm clocks, ice cutters by refrigeration, and lamp lighters by electricity, so too are we seeing a transformation in the types of jobs we’ll need and want as a future society.

As few as eight years ago there were no Android or iOS developers – because there were no smartphones! Self-driving cars were just a dream. And 3-D printing of prosthetics wasn’t even imaginable. Yet today, all those these sectors are thriving and likely to supply many of tomorrow’s jobs.

Last year, Google helped to publish the Careers with Code guide, which showed the wide variety of careers that computer science can lead to – everything from art and music to medicine and agriculture. Demand for skilled computer scientists is growing rapidly. In this year’s guide we’ve showcased more amazing and diverse Computer Science careers in fields such as sport, gaming, health, sustainability, and more.

We need technically-capable grads with a passion to solve the really tough challenges facing the world. We hope this guide will inspire your students to take up the challenge and become the change makers, innovators, and creators of the future.

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