Jobs

7 Fun Jobs to consider

Despite what you may hear frequently, work doesn’t have to be an endless slog. If you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life, or so the saying goes. So we’ve come up with some jobs that sound like a lot of fun. If you’re thinking about careers and would like …

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Spooky jobs

Top 7 spooky jobs

If you’re a fan of Halloween and everything frightful, we’ve got some spooky jobs you might want to look into.

Finding holiday jobs

Finding holiday jobs

Finding a holiday job can be a great way to make some extra cash – find out where to look and how to maximise your application.

When can I start work?

When can I start work?

A big part of growing up is starting work. It can be great to have some extra money for yourself, feel more independent, as well as learning the skills you’ll need in the workforce for the rest of your life. But before you get too keen, there are some things you need to know before …

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Get experience in school

Don’t Wait to Finish School to get Experience

You don’t need to sit around and wait until you’ve finished school to start getting experience, building skills, and making connections for your future. There are lots of things you can do alongside your schoolwork. Let’s take a look at some of your options. Part-time work  This is something a lot of students already do. …

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Hear From a Participant in the AgCAREERSTART Program

AgCAREERSTART is a 10–12 month program placing young Australians, aged 17-25, on farms across Australia. It’s a great option if you’re looking for something unique to do for your Gap Year, or want to start your career in the agriculture industry. If you’re curious to learn more about what’s involved in the program and where …

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Jobs for people who love puzzles

Jobs for People who Love Puzzles

Puzzles can be toys, games, or problems that are designed to test your ingenuity. From jigsaw puzzles and computer games, to crosswords and sudoku, there are lots of different ways you could be entertained by a great puzzle. But there’s more to puzzling than just fun. You can learn useful skills (puzzles are often used …

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A Career in Traditional Chinese Medicine

This guest article was written by Damien from Sydney Institute of Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a unique medical system. It dates back thousands of years, is recognised by the World Health Organisation, is practised in over 180 countries worldwide and delivers a natural, drug free approach to treatments while maintaining general health …

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Difference between reference and referee

What’s the Difference Between a Reference and a Referee?

If you’re hunting for work, you’ve probably put together a resume to hand out to potential employers. One of the most important parts of the hiring process is the employer looking for information about you from other people. This is usually done through references and referees. But what are references and referees, and what’s the …

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Understanding Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), also known as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), are a series of laws and regulations. They’re in place to ensure that employers make every effort to protect you (their employee and the public) from both physical and psychosocial workplace hazards. From slippery floors, heavy loads, unguarded machinery and hazardous substances, …

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Join the Academy for Enterprising Girls

The Academy for Enterprising Girls is a fun online eLearning campus designed to help students learn the innovation, design thinking, and tech skills to think like a Girl Boss and start their own business one day. The Academy includes expert advice from some of Australia’s most inspiring business people, teaches resilience, the art of problem-solving …

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Find out about Entry Level Opportunities at Local Councils

There are so many different branches and jobs within Local Councils you probably can’t even think of a quarter of them. Which is great news if you’re thinking about future careers, as it means there are many pathways to start a new career in Local Government. Councils offer a range of programs for graduates, school …

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

June 16th 2023 was Neurodiversity Pride Day, the international day of pride for neurodivergent people and their allies. Neurodiversity is a concept that celebrates the unique strengths and perspectives of individuals with neurological differences. These unique strengths and perspectives can be incredibly valuable in many different aspects of life, from study to work; and more …

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Jobs for night owls

Top 5 Jobs for Night Owls

Do you dread waking up at the break of dawn? Think working from 9 to 5 might not be for you? While the world often caters to morning people, there are many rewarding careers that suit your nocturnal nature. In this blog, we’ll explore five fantastic jobs perfect for night owls – let’s discover the …

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skills gap

Navigating the Skills Gap

This article provides insights for young job seekers, highlighting the importance of understanding their value, considering job conditions, and communicating expectations to address the skills mismatch in the job market.

7 Unusual Jobs for Maths Lovers

Many people think that a passion for maths can only lead to traditional career paths like engineering or finance. But the truth is, there are plenty of unconventional and exciting jobs out there that require a strong mathematical foundation. In this blog, we’ll explore seven unusual and rewarding jobs for maths lovers – let’s get …

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Jobs that don’t exist anymore

20 Jobs that Don’t Exist Anymore

Humans are constantly inventing and innovating, so it makes sense that the way we live and the world around us is also constantly changing. Change or progress can sometimes mean that jobs that existed in the past don’t exist anymore. Either we just don’t require that function any more, or we’ve developed alternatives.   Here …

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Why networking is important for high school students

Why Networking is Important for High School Students

As a high school student, you might think networking is something reserved for adults in the workforce. However, building connections and relationships with others is important for people of all ages, including high school students. Whether you’re looking for a job, seeking advice on university applications, or exploring different career paths, networking can open up …

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Mental health in the workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

When we hear of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), we tend to think of things like hard hats and steel cap boots. Of course, keeping people safe from injury and physical harm is incredibly important at work – but what about our mental health? Recently, WHS Regulations have been updated to include the management of …

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Unravelling Colonial Legacies: Kickstarting Your Career in Postcolonial Studies

Are you passionate about understanding the effects of colonisation on societies and cultures? Intrigued by the rich and diverse narratives that emerge from this complex history? If so, a career in postcolonial studies might be perfect for you. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the process of starting a career in postcolonial studies and …

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Indigenous Careers Programs at CommBank

Commonwealth Bank offers lots of great opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through their various Careers Programs. CommBank offer School Based Traineeships, Full-Time and Part-Time Traineeships, and University Internships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, helping you fast-track your career. Want to know what a day working at CommBank is like? Meet …

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Example Interview Questions

Example Interview Questions

Employers are not trying to trick you, but they do want to assess how they think you’ll perform in the role and see how you might fit into their team. If you have a job interview coming up, you might want to prepare by knowing what kinds of questions you could be asked. Here are …

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Job Interview Tips

Job Interview Tips

If the recruiter likes what they see on your application or resume, it’s unlikely that you’ll be offered a job straight away. Instead, the next step in the selection process is usually an interview. Your interview could be conducted in person, on the phone, or via Zoom. Employers use interviews to get a better idea …

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Video Job Application Tips

Some organisations or jobs might request you to submit a video application, or you might decide to break the mould and create a video application of you own. Here’s some information that you may find useful: Be prepared Do your research and write a “script” of what you’d like to say.   Practise Your video …

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Example responses to job application questions

You might have already thought about doing mock interviews to practise answering the questions. It is after all a crucial stage of any job application process. But before you get an interview, you might be required to complete some short-answer questions on the application forms. Common questions could include: “tell us why you want to …

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Online Job Application Tips

Online job applications are really common these days. If you’re filling in an application form (as well as submitting a resume and/or cover letter) you’ll also need to:   Read the application instructions carefully Don’t make the mistake of assuming you know what to do. Applications are specific to the job and the employer, so …

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Working as a Beauty Therapist: An Insight into the Industry

Beauty therapy is a fast-growing industry, offering a range of opportunities for those with a passion for skin care, makeup, and helping others feel their best. But what is it really like to work as a beauty therapist? To find out, we spoke to several professionals in the field. “It’s all about making people feel …

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Translating the stuff you do now into language employers will understand

Do you ever feel like you do lots of great things, but you’re not sure how to word this in a way that an employer would understand? We’ve got five examples here of how you can translate the great stuff you do every day into grown-up language for application forms, resume, and written statements. The …

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The Top 3 Things High School Students Need to Include in Their LinkedIn Profile

The Top 3 Things High School Students Need to Include in Their LinkedIn Profile

You probably already have about a hundred and one different social media accounts and profiles, from Instagram to TikTok. But have you given any thought to LinkedIn? Unlike other social media sites, LinkedIn is made especially for your professional side. It’s where people go to network, look for jobs, and form professional connections. Even if …

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Search for jobs online

Places to Search for Jobs Online

Gone are the days when a job search started with a pen and the local newspaper. These days, most people find out about job opportunities through the internet. It’s great because it means job opportunities are more accessible than ever – but it can also be kind of overwhelming when there’s so many options out …

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where to find competitions

How to find competitions that look great on your resume

We’ve already talked about how and why you should put competitions on your resume – but how do you actually find competitions to participate in? In this blog we’ll provide some tips and resources to help you find competitions.   Where to find competitions   Search engines   As with most things, jumping into a …

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ATS filter friendly resume tips

ATS (Applicant Tracking System) software can also act as a filter, studying every resume submitted and forwarding only the most relevant, qualified candidates to the employer or recruiter. Here are some dos and don’ts to consider when you’re submitting your resume online that could help you to get past the ATS and ensure your application …

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Resume basics to get you started

Once you’re ready to start work, before you’ve started looking for opportunities, you’ll need to make sure your resume is ready, up to date, and stands out for the right reasons.   What is a resume? Your resume is a document which details your work and study history, and highlights all of your achievements and …

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Why you need a resume and cover letter

Employers receive lots of applications for each position. Busy employers or recruiters will scan your resume or curriculum vitae (CV), along with your cover letter. They’re designed  to help quickly identify if you’re a potential candidate to be shortlisted for an interview. They’re looking to see if your skills, qualifications, experience, and personality will match their …

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Are You Summer Work Ready?

Are You Summer Work Ready?

If you’ve decided to go ahead and find a summer job, once you’ve organised your resume and started applying for jobs, you’re already halfway there. There are just one or two other things you might like to organise so that you’ll be ready to start work as soon as you get the call.   Are …

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Where to find job opportunities

Gone are the days of having to look through the newspaper (although that’s still an option too) – now there are tons of places you can find jobs.   Look online There are lots of handy sites like Seek and Indeed that lots of employers will list job openings with.  You could also create a …

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Hot Tips To Land a Summer Job

Hot Tips To Land a Summer Job

There’s no difference between applying for a casual summer job, part time work, or a high-powered graduate career – employers will want to know you’re taking their business seriously and you’ll be giving the job your all. So whether you’re applying for a few hours a week at Maccas or a full-time position in the …

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Starting your job search

Once you’ve understood what motivates you and where your skills, strengths and interests lie; you’ll be in a great position to form an idea of jobs that appeal to you (as well as ones that don’t). This knowledge will also be useful when you’re writing your resume, filling in job applications, and even in interviews. You’ll …

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YouthXP – Jobs for Young People

YouthXP is a dedicated job platform for young job seekers aged between 15-24. Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time or just want a change of scenery, YouthXP are here to help you find a job. The platform is designed with features to ensure you are able to search for roles that …

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Reasons to become a Paramedic

Thinking about becoming a Paramedic? If you love making a difference and helping others, this could be the perfect job for you. NSW Ambulance have written a blog with the top 7 reasons you might like to work as a Paramedic. They might be enough to convince you that this is your ideal career. Read …

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Virtual Mine Tours

Virtual Mine Tours

Thinking about what you’d like to do after high school can be really challenging, especially if you really haven’t got any idea about which jobs are out there and what the work environments are like. There are tonnes of online tours where you can explore different industries to get an idea of what a workplace …

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Rise Challenge Scholarship and Career Mentoring Opportunity

Last week we shared information about the Rise Challenge, it’s a UQ program that offers lots of benefits. From scholarships and mentoring, to career development opportunities and other funding. This week we spoke with the Manager of the UQ Ventures Discovery team, Tomas, who gave us some more information. What sort of people should apply for the Rise …

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Getting your first job

Getting your first job

Ready to enter the world of work   Are you ready to start working? If you’re keen to pick up your first job, we’ve got some tips and advice you might find handy.   Where to find work   Gone are the days of having to look through the newspaper – now there are tons …

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Roles in Disaster Relief

Unfortunately there have been lots of natural disasters happening recently, and over the past few years in Australia. If you’re wondering how you might be able to help, there are lots of jobs and volunteer roles where you can make a difference.   Jobs in Disaster Relief   If you want a career in Disaster …

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7 Australian Entrepreneurs you need to know about

7 Australian Entrepreneurs you need to know about

If you’d like to start your own company, have an amazing idea or product that you’d like to launch, or want to work on the cutting edge of tech and business, entrepreneurship is a field like no other.   Entrepreneurs need resilience, initiative, determination, and confidence   The mindset you bring will dictate where you …

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Summer Season Jobs at Thredbo

Summer Season Jobs at Thredbo

Thredbo is Australia’s best snow resort and premier year round adventure destination. Open 365 days a year, they are home to the country’s longest ski runs, the country’s only lift-accessed mountain bike trails and the finest alpine hiking trails, showcasing the best of the Australian Alps. A summer season in Thredbo is unforgettable, making every …

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Summer Jobs Prep Time

The start of Term 4 means it’s not long until the summer break. Are you thinking about getting a summer job? If you are, now is the perfect time to start getting organised.   Ways to prepare   You could: Create or update your resume Work out how much time you’ll have available to work …

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Careers in nursing

Careers in Nursing

Nurses are professional health care workers who cater for the needs of individual patients, families, or communities. They also support and work with other health care professionals such as Doctors and Surgeons. Most nurses work in teams, from huge hospital departments with hundreds of medical professionals and staff, through to small group nursing practices. Some …

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