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Be My Eyes – Volunteer Online

If you’re looking for a way to volunteer and make a difference to people’s lives, then you could try out the Be My Eyes app. It’s free app and has been designed to connect blind and low-vision people all around the world, with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video …

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Volunteer with Brighter Lives

Volunteers have been the foundation of our work since the very beginning. Most of our volunteers are based at the Townsville University Hospital and provide an invaluable service to patients and visitors. They drive the buggies, helping patients who need the buggies to travel across the hospital. They provide a warm welcome on arrival, providing …

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Volunteer with the Rural Fire Service

The Queensland Rural Fire Service (RFS) is always looking for new volunteers to help their brigades running and local communities safe. Being part of the RFS offers fantastic opportunities for self development. Members of rural brigades receive training and skills that assist in all areas of life, such as: Teamwork Incident management Leadership skills Fire …

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Be a Conservation Volunteer with Projects Abroad

Do you want to do more to protect the environment and endangered animals? Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Are you interested in a career in conservation someday? Volunteering with Projects Abroad could be the perfect experience for you. You’ll learn directly from conservation experts, and do work that has a tangible impact on local …

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Online Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering can be a great way to gain experience and boost your confidence. But it can be difficult to find opportunities at the moment. Did you know that you can volunteer online? Seek has a variety of online volunteering opportunities listed on their website. They include opportunities in aged care, social media, graphic design and …

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Lattitude Global Volunteering – Apply for 2021

Looking for something different to do in your gap year? Lattitude Global Volunteering gives you the opportunity to experience life in a different country, all while helping in the community. They are still taking applications for their programs in Australia, Canada, Ghana, Greece, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, and the UK. You can volunteer in the …

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Queensland’s Care Army

Volunteering is really rewarding on so many levels, it can help make other people’s lives easier and more pleasant, it could make you feel better by just doing something to help out. If that isn’t enough you could learn new skills, discover things that inspire you or that you’re passionate about, plus volunteering could provide …

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Volunteer at the 2020 Davis Cup

There’s an opportunity to volunteer as an usher or information roamer at the Davis Cup qualifier taking place in South Australia 6 to 7 March 2020. You could get an inside look at the world of professional tennis, add something new to your resume and watch some top level tennis without having to pay for …

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Want to become a ballkid?

Ball boys and ball girls are an important part of the professional tennis scene. Responsible for picking up used and providing new balls to the players out on the courts, they keep the game going safely and smoothly. So if you’ve been inspired while watching the Australian Open and are keen to get out on …

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Volunteer with St John Ambulance NT

St John Ambulance NT is a not-for-profit organisation that has been serving the Northern Territory community through its divisions of volunteers since 1953, and ensures that members of the public have access to first aid services at a range of community and public events. You can volunteer with St John from as young as eight …

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Volunteer Overseas with Projects Abroad

Looking for something to make your holidays a bit more special? Travelling overseas is great, but you can really enhance your experience by volunteering while you travel as well. Projects Abroad offer specialised travel packages for high school aged students, helping you get the most out of your holiday. They have a variety of countries …

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Volunteer positions with the RSPCA

Aged 16+ with 4 hours to spare once a week? The RSPCA have 139 volunteer roles for passionate animal lovers. It could be great for resume and you’d be doing something really worthwhile – not to mention you’d get to spend time with some cute little critters. They have roles in Toowoomba, Strathpine, New Farm, …

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Join the Farm Army

Owning a farm in a rural or regional location can sometimes mean it’s hard to find people to help with work. Rural Aid has created Farm Army, a resource where you can sign up to find volunteer and paid work on farms near you. Volunteering on farms can be a great way to gain experience …

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Schoolies 2019

At the end of Year 12, you deserve your well earned celebration. Whatever you’ve got lined up, we hope you have an amazing time. Although you probably don’t need reminding, we’ve put together a few tips and resources you might like to read before you head off.   Before you go: Planning ahead could help …

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In politics experience is priceless

If you’re interested in a career in politics – there’s a huge number of careers to consider and lots of pathways that’ll get you there. There are plenty of tertiary qualifications in politics, but if you’re not keen on studying, or you’d like to make yourself a more competitive graduate, there’s another option to consider. …

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A career in Politics

Politics is both an art and science that focuses on people. Politicians and politics are at play in nearly every career and life scenario to some extent. Our daily lives are dictated by rules and laws designed to benefit individuals and develop and maintain flourishing communities and countries.   What type of person would this …

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Kickstart your career with a global internship

If you’re interested in a travel experience that’s not all about tourism, there are companies out there who can organise trips where you can combine adventure with meaningful and real-world work experience. You can access international internships, TEFL courses and volunteer placements, across a wide range of professional fields and helping out with a variety …

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5 ways to find and use careers information in class

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development outlines the importance of being able to find, understand and apply career information as part of the process of finding a career. Which isn’t as easy as it sounds. We know that students need to be able to access this information and then use it, but with multiple sources, …

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NSW Rural Fire Service | Cadet Program

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Secondary Schools Cadet Program gives Year 9 and 10 students with an opportunity to learn about fire safety and prevention, develop practical life skills, and get an appreciation of community service and volunteerism. If you’re interested in a career in the fire service, this program offers the chance to …

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Become an Ambassador for Northern Territory Youth Week

Applications are now open for people interested in being an Ambassador for next year’s Northern Territory Youth Week. The Ambassador will provide a young perspective to the organisation of events, as well as being the face of the campaign. As an NT Youth Week Ambassador, you will get the opportunity to: represent and promote your …

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Volunteers Needed at RSPCA QLD

The RSPCA in Queensland is currently looking for volunteers for positions all around the state. If you are passionate about animals and want to help make a difference, become a volunteer today. Please note you must be 16 years or older to volunteer with RSPCA. Find out more and see which positions are available near …

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Get your resume ready

Before you start applying for jobs, it’s a good idea to make sure that you have a resume ready to go and that it’s up to date and looking schmick. Updating your resume If you already have a resume, but you haven’t looked at it since you applied for a summer job last year – …

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Why you should explore scholarships

If you’re planning on further studies after high school, no matter if you’re thinking about uni or vocational training, there’s probably a scholarship for that. No joke, there are literally thousands of scholarships available for Australians who are seeking to better their education and/or career prospects. Lots of people think that scholarships are only there …

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Volunteer for National Bandanna Day

Now in its 25th year, National Bandanna Day is on Friday 25 October. National Bandanna Day is the major fundraising and awareness campaign for CanTeen Australia, and helps raise funds and awareness for young people living with cancer. You can volunteer to help out on the day and sell bandannas. Your contribution could help to …

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Volunteer at SYN Media

SYN is a media organisation run by a community of young people that provides broadcasting and training opportunities for young Australians. SYN believes young people should be creators, not just consumers of media. Each year, SYN supports over 500 volunteers under the age of 26 to produce the radio, TV and online media that matters …

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Volunteer at the Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth

The Tamworth Regional Council is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the running of the Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth. The festival will run from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 January in 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in one of the largest music festivals in Australia. Learn skills in event …

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The K.I.S.S. Principal, applied to student resumes

Ever helped your students put together a resume? There are LOTS of places where things can go wrong. And, the evidence tells us that employers spend around 6 seconds reading each resume. So students need to: grab their attention fast, and not lose their attention due to simple errors We believe the key to a …

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Calling Future Doctors: Youth Medical and Health Sciences Tour to the US and Haiti

Are you an aspiring medical school student? Apply to join the January 2020 Youth Medical and Health Sciences Tour to volunteer in Haiti and then visit top US medical schools including Harvard and Stanford! Applications close August 18. Must be 15+ at time of tour to apply. Find out more – https://pages.crimsoneducation.org/youthmedical

Teenage Volunteering Abroad

Projects Abroad run a series of specialised overseas volunteering programs tailored specifically to teenagers aged 15-18. These programs are a great way to step outside your comfort zone and help make a difference in communities around the world. They have trips that run all throughout the year, with most designed to fit in around the …

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Early offer closing dates 2019

If you’re interested in applying to Uni and receiving a conditional offer* before you’ve sat your exams, then there’s still chance to apply to some of the early offer schemes around Australia. * A “conditional offer” means it’s based on your predicted ATAR / OP score. It’s not guaranteed, you’ll have to achieve your predicted …

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Gap Year with Totally Travel

Totally Travel offers overseas holidays and volunteering experiences, including wildlife care, teaching English, and helping children in countries around the world. You can experience local culture in a variety of countries across Asia, South America and Africa. The trips can vary in length from anywhere between 2 weeks and an entire year. Take a look …

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Volunteering in SA & NT

Are you passionate about making a difference in your local community? Volunteer experience is great to have on a resume or university and scholarship applications. It’s also a great way to meet new people and get involved with your local community. Volunteering SA & NT has a website full of useful information about volunteering. They …

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MyRoad Online Mentoring Program

MyRoad is a 2-hour videoconference aimed at girls in grades 10-12 with the aim to empower them about making decisions for the future and their careers. During the program, a fully trained volunteer mentor guides students through six structured modules. Modules are aligned to the Australian Curriculum for General Capabilities and Work Studies. These modules …

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Volunteer at the Color Run

Volunteering at the Happiest 5k on the planet is a great day out and an awesome way to meet other people like yourself, plus you’ll bag yourself a super-cool volunteer t-shirt! You’ll also be looked after with food, drinks and loads of colorful fun. There are several volunteer roles you can be joining in the …

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Lattitude Global Volunteering | Gap Year 2020

If you’re considering taking a gap year next year, there are so many options out there, it can really blow your mind. Lattitude are a not-for-profit organisation, they’ve been in the business for 45 years and support around 1,000 young people annually to fulfil their gap year dreams. If you’re not sure you just want …

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Volunteer with RSPCA Queensland

Do you have a passion for animals? RSCPA in Queensland is currently looking for people to fill a variety of volunteer positions. Without the continued support of their valued volunteers, RSPCA Queensland would not be able to help the 56,015 abused, abandoned or injured animals that come into their care every year. Please note you …

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CoderDojo

CoderDojo is a network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. CoderDojo is not curriculum based, so every Dojo …

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Winter School Holidays 2019 | Tasmania

Here are some of the school holiday events happening around Tasmania during the upcoming winter holidays. If we haven’t listed anything of interest near you, you could see if any of the events we have listed inspire you, and search out something similar that is nearby.   Discover ways to embrace Winter in Tasmania during …

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Share The Dignity Volunteering

Share The Dignity is currently looking for volunteers to join their team from all across Australia. They operate in all states and territories and currently have no office premises. This means that everyone works at home; from kitchen benches and sofas. Ready to put your hand up for change? Do you have a minimum of …

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Volunteer at Darwin Festival

Want to be part of Darwin’s premier international arts event? Do you enjoy meeting new people and learning new skills? If this sounds like you, then we want you! Our volunteers work in a variety of areas and are vital in making the Festival a success. Roles are available in the lead-up to and during …

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Youth Worker

  What do they do? Youth Workers are there to support, mentor and engage older children and adolescents (12-25). It’s educating and improving their social development through voluntary participation in activities, games and talks. You’d be working on improving their self-perception, helping them make better choices and contribute positively to society. You could be working …

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Volunteering with VCA

Volunteering is a great way to gain experience and looks great on your resume when applying for any jobs, universities, or scholarships. If you’re thinking about becoming a volunteer in the ACT, Volunteering and Contact has a variety of resources on their website to help you find volunteering opportunities and resources. They have a handy …

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Helping your teen out of a funk

Navigating the teenage years are minefield, for teens themselves and for the families trying to support them. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that they are still young, still learning and like everyone else, they have bad days, feel down and often feel under pressure. If you want to help and support your teen when they’re …

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Bringing your travel mindset home with you

Travel is part and parcel of life for most of us, one way or another. Whether it’s through family holidays, road trips, camping weekends, gap years, volunteering, or the annual leave you hang out for when you’re working. The good news is there’s to more to travelling than just the photos and memories. Leaving behind …

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ACU | Community Achiever Program (CAP)

The CAP offers future ACU students who are active in their community early entry to their undergraduate course of choice. It also provides opportunities to enhance leadership and volunteering skills. Anyone applying for an undergraduate bachelor course at ACU, with a demonstrated history of regular volunteering experience from an approved category, is eligible. Closing dates …

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YPN Committee Member

Live in WA, identify as LGBTIQA+, and aged between 12 and 25? The Youth Pride Network (YPN) have an opportunity for you to get involved in really hands-on advocacy projects that will help make the lives of young people better. If you’re great at project management, art, organising, communicating or anything else they want to …

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Volunteer Opportunity with Caxton

Caxton are seeking volunteers interested in joining their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) working group. You’ll be required to attend six meetings over a 12-month period at Caxton’s South Brisbane office. The group is responsible for planning and reviewing the implementation of Caxton’s RAP and are working towards: • building partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait …

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RSPCA Queensland Volunteers

RSPCA Queensland have announced 144 volunteer roles open right now. If you’re looking to boost your CV or you just want to work with animals, have a look at some of the jobs on offer. ? Million Paws Walk Event Volunteer at 16 locations: Email volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au ? Brisbane (Wacol): Animal Care, Community Activation, School for …

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Queensland Autumn Holidays 2019

Don’t have anything planned for the upcoming holidays?   See what we have found for some inspiration.   Brisbane Kids list of School Holiday Programs.   Queensland Governments list of art, sport and recreation programs over the school holidays.   Camps, clinics and adventures near you.   Apex Camps school holiday programs.   Mt Barney …

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WEP Student Exchange

A WEP student exchange is the opportunity for students to exchange their school, culture, family and possibly language for a selected time period in another country. It is far more rewarding than simply being a tourist, as students live like locals and acquire knowledge not available to the general traveller. It is a once in …

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Top 7 Soft Skills for 2019

We’ve read a tonne of reports and googled more blogs than you can shake a stick at. With all that research combined and a dash of work experience, we’ve put together a short guide to the top soft skills employers are interested in.   What are Soft Skills Soft skills refer to your interpersonal (people) skills. They …

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Alternatives to Schoolies

If the thought of a traditional schoolies week isn’t appealing to you, then there are still plenty of other ways you can cut loose and celebrate the end of Year 12.   Simply relax Stay at home, organise catch up with friends, if it’s hot head to the beach, or spend some time catching up …

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Want to work at the Zoo?

We anticipate employing approximately 50 full time staff and over 100 casual staff. These positions will be in a range of roles including zoo keeping, administrative, landscaping, repairs and maintenance, customer service, retail, food service, cleaning and assorted other areas. These positions will be available on a mix of full-time, part-time and casual bases and …

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Be part of the #AFSeffect

AFS Australia run international exchange, study abroad, host family and volunteer programs. Helping people of all ages and backgrounds develop leadership, problem-solving, language and intercultural skills needed to succeed in a global economy and make a positive difference in the world. The AFS website details all the programs, who’s eligible and how to apply.

La Trobe Aspire App

Want to make your mark and create lasting change in your community? Join the next generation of high school students in Years 9 to 11 who are growing their personal and professional skills through volunteering. By getting involved, you’ll develop valuable knowledge and experience that will help you through uni and beyond. Volunteering with community …

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Ready Reading Volunteer Program

The Ready Reading program aims to improve literacy for children in Queensland. You would be provided with training to ensure you’re supported in your endeavours to help students to grow and develop through reading. Ready Reading volunteers will be connected to schools in their local area to participate in their reading programs. If you are …

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Create your resume

Applying for jobs (and sometimes when you’re applying to tertiary education), you’ll need a resume. A resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae), is a document which details your work and study history, including all your achievements and skills so far. You need to provide all the essential details in a professional looking, easy-to-read format. Keep it …

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Volunteer with FIRST

Volunteering for a FIRST event is a great experience and you will have an inspiring and fun day. It will also look great on your resume. Please note:  The minimum age for general volunteers is 14. Some roles require university age or higher. They currently have openings for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC event volunteers must …

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La Trobe University’s Aspire Program

Get a head start at La Trobe with an early conditional offer into your chosen course. OPEN DATE June 2019 CUT OFF DATE End of August 2019 NOTIFICATION DATE September 2019 LOCATION Victoria Application Criteria Community engagement / involvement such as: – volunteering with organisations or community groups – involvement with local sports groups – …

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ACU – Community Achiever Program (CAP)

Move forward by giving back. Our Community Achiever Program (CAP) is open to people who volunteer for local community, social justice, sporting or cultural causes. In return, you’ll gain early entry and tap into leadership and development opportunities. OPEN DATE May 2019 CUT OFF DATE End of July 2019 NOTIFICATION DATE End of August 2019 …

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Considering a gap year?

A gap year is anything but a year off! In fact, gap programs are formative experiences for high school juniors and seniors. They encourage personal growth and also can help students determine how best to pursue their college education. Research has shown that deferring college to travel, work, and volunteer overseas can be among the most important choices a high school student makes. And best of all, …

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Year 13 – Gap Year

Year13 Gaps is your one-stop shop for planning, managing and booking your gap year. As the leading website for school leavers in Australia, Year13 provides a huge range of gap year programs to suit any post-school adventure. No matter whether you’re looking to travel, work, volunteer, or just get down and party, we’ve got the …

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6 New Year’s Resolutions to inspire you

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]2019 is nearly here.   Traditionally New Year is a time for reflection. What’s happened over the last year, good and bad. What would you do differently if you had your chance again?   Well guess what – you have the opportunity to start fresh and make 2019 your best year yet.   What’s a …

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Volunteering

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So what’s in it for you?   Well you won’t get rich financially – but you’ll get rich in many other ways   Experience Learning new skills Reduce your own stress Combat depression Mentally and/or physically stimulating Provides a sense of purpose Helps other people Makes you feel better about yourself Great for your resume …

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Make Your Summer Holidays Count

The end of school is almost here, rushing towards us faster than a freight train. And after a long year at school, the summer holidays are your well-earned break. I hereby give you permission to relax, recover and recharge, ready for next year. You should never feel pressured into doing anything you don’t want to, …

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Top 10 Skills Employers Look For – Loyalty

Show them you share their vision It’s common sense that when an employer is looking for a new employee, they’d select the person who they think: will put in the maximum effort at work, wants to be part of their organisation and wants to stay with the company for the mid-to-long term Why? Because they’re …

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Together is better

Show you can use your unique skills and strengths in collaboration with your customers, colleagues and other people to achieve a common goal. How teamwork helps employers Understanding that everything you do (or don’t do) at work impacts on everyone is really important. We all have a role to play, so you need to be …

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The Problem – it take young Australians years to find full-time work

The Problem   From the VicHealth Staying on Track Report: It takes young people 4.7 years to enter full-time work after leaving full-time education, compared to around 1 year a generation ago. 1 in 3 young adults are actively looking for work, and a growing proportion are unemployed and underemployed.   As I see it, …

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Only a couple of days until ATAR & OP Release Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Keep this in mind as ATAR/OP Release Day approaches… Just finished Year 12? Nervous about your ATAR? Let’s do some deep breathing together – Breathe in… Breathe out…       That’s better. Let’s be honest, waiting to find out the single score that’s supposed to define your future isn’t fun.   At MHSCareers …

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Extra-Curricular Activities Aren’t Just for Kids

Do More With Your Life   When you’re at school, you have plenty of opportunities to be involved in things that aren’t just school work. You can play music or sport, work at a part-time job, get involved in the school production, volunteer, and plenty of other things besides. Once you leave school, though, it …

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