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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ACTU Worksite
An educational resource providing research information for secondary and tertiary students, as well as basic industrial information

ACTU Worksite for schools is your place to find out about first jobs, rights at work and the role of unions in Australia.

Careers Australia
Careers Australia provide courses through online & campus learning that equip you with the skills needed to advance your career & employment opportunities.

Careers Australia was established in 2006 and has grown to become Australia’s leading private provider of Vocational Education and Training.

With 15 campuses located throughout Australia, our facilities and staff offer world class academic and student support. The extensive offering of accredited short courses, apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates and diplomas we provide creates thousands of pathways into employment and further education across a range of industries.

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training.

The AQF incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework. Careers Australia is made up of a number of wholly owned Registered Training Organisations and all of our courses are recognised under the AQF. We also have a number of courses registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students, which is the government body that oversees formal international student education in Australia.

What this means is that regardless of what type of student you are, where you come from, or what course you are enrolling in, you will get the same nationally recognised, globally renowned, and industry acclaimed education at Careers Australia.

Resume Examples for Your 2019 Job Application
Resume Examples and Guides for 2019 Job Application

Some excellent example resumes and practical guide to information and layout. Able to produce a free single page resume in a range of basic templates to assist in getting a resume started

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Generation One Indigenous Careers Guide
Generation One - Grad Australia's Indigenous Careers Guide

Generation One Indigenous Careers guide is a great resource for charting a path to your career.
You will find expert advice, case studies and all the resources you need to produce a winning resume, apply for positions and excel at interviews.
The publication also provides great insight into accessing Australia leading Indigenous graduate programs, scholarships and Internships.

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.

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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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).

Graduate Opportunities
The purpose of GO is to provide you with comprehensive information about a wide range of graduate employment opportunities

The purpose of GO is to provide you with comprehensive information about a wide range of graduate employment opportunities, including:
- employers currently seeking graduates
- graduate programs, vacation programs, cadetships and other employment programs
- when to apply
- how to apply
- eligibility requirements
- employer contact information

If you are in your final year of study, don’t leave it until November to think about career options! Most employers recruit for their graduate programs from as early as February in the year prior to graduates taking up employment. The sooner you arm yourself with all the relevant information the better-placed you will be to land the graduate job of your dreams!

As well as our employer profiles, GO provides you with comprehensive job-hunting advice and industry profiles. It is up to you how you want to utilise the wealth of information in GO. To get the most out of it, we suggest the following “GO user tips”:

1) Take the time to read through the job-hunting advice and industry profile sections. You’ll find plenty of useful information – everything from interview advice to the latest statistics on graduate employment.

2) Browse the GO employer profiles, as well as using the career search function to sort employers by location, disciplines, work program and more.

3) Check out the profiles of professional associations relevant to your discipline, interests and long-term goals.

4) Subscribe to GO email updates.

If you are considering further study now or in the future, browse the postgraduate options section for an overview. Make sure you bookmark the GO website and visit regularly!

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Cover Letter Examples for 2019 [+Writing Tips]
Cover Letter Examples for 2019 with some helpful writing tips

Helpful blog showing some layout and examples of cover letters

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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

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.

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.