Presentation on theme: "Getting started Work out what you have to offer Work out how to sell yourself Get your resume up to date Keep your eyes open for notices in shop windows."— Presentation transcript:
Getting started Work out what you have to offer Work out how to sell yourself Get your resume up to date Keep your eyes open for notices in shop windows & on noticeboards in Supermarkets Research online Develop and work your networks Cold calling
Networking Involves using your contacts, friends and relatives to help you find work. Tell everyone you know that you are looking for work. You never know what might turn up. 70% of jobs are not advertised so it is worth asking about opportunities
Cold-calling Phoning or visiting workplaces in person to ask for employment. Some employers are impressed by young people willing to take the initiative to ask for work. If you visit remember your appearance is very important. Think about how you look and behave.
Telephoning for a job Be organised Think about what you want to say and practice it Have a pen and paper ready to take notes
Ideas for work Hospitality / Customer service Types of work in this field include waiting, kitchen work, and counter/sandwich hand. These jobs can require you to work hard and fast and experience is often required but some employers will select students with minimum experience.
Restaurants in local area; Catering firms; Reception Centres; Golf and other sporting clubs; Retail stores; Fast food and juice bars. Theatre and Movie complexes Where to look
Other ideas - Gardening These jobs can range from a few hours tidying a garden to mowing a lawn or assisting with bigger projects. Sometimes one-off jobs can lead to regular work. Look at local advertising (papers, supermarket notice boards) to find an employer who might need a helper.
Auto care Interested in cars and all things auto? Why not approach an auto workshop or tyre centre. Large or small they might have some Saturday or holiday work. Give it a go, show how interested you are.
Ideas about working for yourself Think about starting your own business and letter boxing to advertise your services in your local area Lawn mowing and gardening Window/car washing Dog walking/cat feeding Child minding/attendant care
Popular Businesses Many young people find part time and casual work in the major fast food outlets and retail chains. Because they are so popular many of these businesses have developed ways of recruiting that help them get control of the number of applications and select suitable workers.
Application process MacDonald's Online and in person KFC Online and in person Hungry Jacks Online Boost Juice In person Big W Online Coles Online Village Roadshow Online Target In person on printed application form
Think about yourself as a product. Me = A worker for hire I need to advertise myself so that I can tell the employer what type of worker he will get if he employs me. How to advertise?
My Poster=My Resume Product Name=My Name How to get the product=My contact details What the product is made of=My Abilities
My Poster=My Resume What the product does = My Work history My Skills Extra features = My other interest or hobbies People who would recommend the product because = Referees they have used it or know about it and trust it
Resume tips Use an easy to read font and layout Make sure the wording in your email address does not offend anyone or give a bad impression of you. Get someone to check the spelling and grammar Try to list the details of three people, your referees, who can speak about you to support your application. Make sure the people you list are OK with this.