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  2. 2. 4 Key Areas<br />School<br />Education and Employment<br />Obtaining Employment<br />General Information about the Job Market<br />
  3. 3. School<br />The Importance of School from an Employer’s Perspective:-<br />English<br />Maths<br />Life experience<br />
  4. 4. School<br />English and Maths<br />A successful pass in English and Maths is vital if you wish to be successful in today’s Job Market.<br />If you do not pass these subjects an Employer will assume that you cannot read or write and it will be very difficult for you to obtain employment. In order to change this view you may have to undertake further Literacy and Numeracy studies.<br />
  5. 5. School<br />Life Experience<br />Because most of you have limited worked history or have not worked at all, a potential employer will be looking for the types of social interaction experience you have had at school:-<br />For example:-<br /><ul><li> School Sporting Teams
  6. 6. School groups/committees you are a member of
  7. 7. Other school based activities </li></li></ul><li>Education and Employment<br />There are 4 main forms of Education that you can complete which will assist you in obtaining Employment:-<br />TAFE and University<br />Productivity Placement Programs<br />Registered Training Organisations<br />Apprenticeship/Traineeship<br />“All forms of Education are viewed favourably by employers”<br />
  8. 8. TAFE and University<br />University and TAFE qualifications are very well regarded by potential employers.<br />When deciding what course to study, you should consider whether or not there will be employment opportunities in this field when you have completed your studies.<br />You need to understand even though you may have Degree or a Diploma you will still need to work you way up from the bottom and these qualifications will help you to get promoted and move a head!!!<br />
  9. 9. Productivity Placement Programs<br />This training is free and is funded by the State and Federal Government. It ranges from Certificate II’s through to Diplomas and is available in such areas as:-<br />●Automotive ●Information Technology<br />●Retail ●Business<br />● Aged Care ●Childcare <br />This training is free when you leave school when you are referred to an appropriate Employment Service Provider through Centrelink.<br />
  10. 10. Registered Training Organisations<br />Are organisations which offer qualifications from a Certificate II’s through to Diplomas for a fee and are accessible by everyone. This fee can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending upon the qualification. These R.T.O.’s include organisations such as:- <br />●TAFE QLD ●Russo Institute<br />●MAJOR Training ●Axiom College<br />
  11. 11. Apprenticeships and Traineeships<br />These are accessible in 2 ways:-<br />By registering for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship through a Group Training Organisation such as: <br /> ●All Trades QLD <br />●QLD Apprenticeship Service<br />Where you will be provided with support and assistance while completing your 1–4 year Traineeship or Apprenticeship<br />2. By applying for advertised Apprenticeship and Traineeship positions <br />
  12. 12. Obtaining Employment<br />There are 4 key area’s which need to be focussed on in regards to obtaining employment:<br />Resume<br />Job Searching<br />Job Applications<br />The Job Interview<br />
  13. 13. Obtaining Employment<br />Resume<br /><ul><li>Need to contain all required relevant information such as contact details, school results, previous paid work history, work experience etc
  14. 14. Must be professionally presented and concise
  15. 15. Must be tailored to each position you apply for
  16. 16. Must include at least 2 Referees</li></li></ul><li>Obtaining Employment<br />Job Searching<br /><ul><li>Is done online through various websites such as:-</li></ul> ● ●<br /> ● <br /><ul><li> Most large organisations such as Hungry Jack’s, Woolworths, McDonald’s etc have their own website for employment where you can apply for work</li></li></ul><li>Obtaining Employment<br />Job Searching (Cont)<br /><ul><li>Done through marketing and networking, which means:-</li></ul> ●Handing your resume to an employer in person<br /> ●Sending an Email or Letter expressing your interest in employment to a potential employer<br /> ●Finding out about employment opportunities through friends and family<br />
  17. 17. Obtaining Employment<br />Job Searching (Cont)<br />You can approach Centrelink to determine your eligibility in regards to receiving job search support from Employment Service Providers:-<br />●Disability Employment Service<br />●Job Service Australia<br />
  18. 18. Job Applications<br />Applying for work is primarily accomplished by the following methods:-<br /> ● Applying for work online by filling in an online application form<br /><ul><li> Sending an Email with a cover letter and your resume attached to an Employer, Employment Service Provider or Private Recruitment Orgnaisation</li></ul> ●Sending a Letter or Fax to Employer, Employment Service Provider or Private Recruitment Orgnaisation<br /> ●Handing your resume to an employer in person<br />
  19. 19. Job Interviews<br />There are 4 types of Job Interviews:<br />Telephone Interviews<br />2. Group interviews<br />3. Panel interviews<br />4. One-on-one interviews<br />
  20. 20. Job Interviews<br />Preparation steps before attending a Job Interview:<br /><ul><li> Make sure that you are presented professionally and appropriately for the employment opportunity you are interviewing for
  21. 21. Make sure that you take at least 2 copies of your resume
  22. 22. If you bring a portfolio with School Results etc make sure that it will market you in a positive manner
  23. 23. If possible complete a mock job interview with a family member, friend or teacher before attending the actual job interview</li></li></ul><li>Job Interviews<br />Preparation steps before attending a Job Interview (Continued)<br /><ul><li> Make sure that you have confirmed transport arrangements to and from the job interview
  24. 24. Make sure that you have contacted your Referees and informed them about your job interview
  25. 25. Make sure that you have practiced your hand shake
  26. 26. Develop some questions that you will ask the employer at the end of the interview</li></li></ul><li>Job Interviews<br />The actual job interview:-<br /><ul><li> Make sure that you arrive at least 10 minutes early in case you have to fill in paperwork
  27. 27. Make sure that you have your mobile phone switched off!!
  28. 28. Introduce yourself to the relevant staff member informing that you are there to attend a job interview
  29. 29. If you are required to wait, sit patiently and look alert and not at your watch or mobile phone</li></li></ul><li>Job Interviews<br />When the job interview has commenced:-<br /><ul><li> Try and relax and take slow deep breaths, while thinking about the answers that you give to the employer’s questions
  30. 30. Make sure that you maintain eye contact with the employer at all times
  31. 31. Ensure that you speak clearly and have correct posture
  32. 32. You must have positive body language and non-verbal communication
  33. 33. If you are unsure of a question or anything an employer says ask them to repeat themselves</li></li></ul><li>Job Interviews<br />At the conclusion of the interview:-<br /><ul><li> Try and ask the employers questions whether prompted too or not
  34. 34. Make sure that you ask the employer “when will I be contacted in regards to whether or not I have the job?”
  35. 35. Thank the employer for the opportunity to interview for the job
  36. 36. If you need to find out what you will be paid ask “What Award will I be paid under?” and then you can find out your exact pay rate online</li></li></ul><li>PADMAN<br />General Information about the Job Market<br />PADMAN<br />P resentation<br />Ability<br />Dependability<br />Motivation<br />Attitude<br />Network<br />
  37. 37. General Information about the Job Market<br />TEN KEY JOB SEARCHING TIPS<br />Be open minded in regards to the type of work you are willing to accept<br />Be willing to seek assistance from family members, friends, teachers etc<br />Be professional in all aspects of Job Searching<br />You must be willing to work nights, weekends and over School Holidays<br />5. Be willing to improve your employment skills through education<br />
  38. 38. General Information about the Job Market<br />TEN KEY JOB SEARCHING TIPS<br />Be willing to travel a reasonable distance to and from work such as 45 minutes by Public Transport<br />Approach Centrelink to determine your eligibility in regards to receiving through an Employment Service Provider<br />Constantly revise your job searching approach, if it is not working change what you are doing<br />Focus on key periods during the year when employers recruit new staff<br />Be proactive with your job searching and go out and get a job<br />
  39. 39. General Information about the Job Market<br />QUESTIONS<br />
  40. 40. General Information about the Job Market<br />Thank You!<br />