Job Jumpstart
Tips and ideas about careers and jobs in the one spot!

How Job Jumpstart can help…

Find new ways to explore careers and prepare for work by reading articles and using the tools provided.
All the information on Job Jumpstart fits into three themes:
Looking for a job;
Building a career; and
At work.

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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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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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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.

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.

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 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).

Australian Apprenticeships
Australian Apprenticeships are the most direct link between training and a job.

Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships) are available to anyone of working age. You don’t need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to be able to do an Australian Apprenticeship.

As an Australian Apprentice you can combine time at work with training as part of a full-time, part-time or school-based apprenticeship.

You can do an Australian Apprenticeship if you are a school-leaver, re entering the workforce or as an adult worker simply wishing to change careers. You can even begin your Australian Apprenticeship while you’re still at secondary school.

Australian Apprenticeships are available in a variety of certificate levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia. They are available in traditional trades, as well as a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry.

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Care Careers
Jobs And Careers Advice For The Care Sector - Australia Wide

Care careers is a not-for-profit initiative whose aim is to attract talented staff from all backgrounds to work in the community care and disability sector.

Our job board has expanded to meet demand for an Australia wide platform for a broad range of roles within aged care, disability, community and healthcare.

Care careers offers a fully staffed Careers Centre qualified to assist jobseekers and advertisers. Contact us on 1300 637 637 or [email protected]

Care careers is funded by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC), Department of Family & Community Services (NSW) and delivered by National Disability Services (NDS).

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

ATC Midwest
Apprentice & Traineeship Co can help you find the apprenticeship or traineeship that’s perfectly matched to your skills, personality and interests.

Apprentice and Traineeship Co is a not-for-profit organisation which recruits, employs and manages apprentices, trainees and labour hire for an extensive range of industries throughout the Mid West and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia.

Vision
We are the leading workforce solutions company in the Midwest, partnering with employers to effectively source, develop and manage their people needs.

Mission
We partner with committed employers and agencies using flexible and innovative approaches to engage, inspire and develop tomorrow’s leading workforce, today.

Teamwork – Australian Institute of Business
Teamwork in the Workplace
Overview of why Teamwork is an important core skill for work.

The site is The Australian Institute of Business and provides an employer perspective regarding Teamwork as an attribute in the workplace.

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.

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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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.

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

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

Career FAQs Course Finder

We all know what it’s like: you’ve been thinking about studying for what feels like forever, but somehow life just keeps getting in the way.
The secret to getting ahead is getting started!
The choices you make today will set your career up for tomorrow.

Find a course to suit your career goals! Browse over 2,000 courses from leading Australian universities and colleges.
Select your industry or industry specialisation, discover the most popular courses and find the right qualification to advance your career.
Career FAQS is a great online resource to assist you in you career pathways choices.

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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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