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Year 12 2014 Careers program information. Many Careers Activities throughout the year Entirely up to student to take advantage of these opportunities.

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1 Year Careers program information

2 Many Careers Activities throughout the year Entirely up to student to take advantage of these opportunities

3 Methods of communication to Year Year 12 Careersalerts [ make sure you are registered to this free site]receive weekly updates. Newsletters Careers noticeboard Announcements Assemblies HR visits TV outside careers office

4 New website ‘JobJump ‘ will be available soon – you will be notified when. You can register for this free service – information ed directly to you. Parents can register too. Weekly regionalised TAFE courses and job vacancies; earnings across 300 careers; bonus points across all universities in NSW and their links; EAS information; alternative entry etc.

5 Guest speakers Guest speaker program will include talks after school early term 3. Expected speakers include: UOW Early admission Bluescope Steel Defence Force TAFE Private Colleges Etc. Registered students MUST attend

6 Different pathways to where you want to go TAFE UOW College Work experience Delayed application –eg- Police, FireBrigade, Defence Force etc GAP year – work – volunteer – travel - lifestyle

7 Assistance in other areas Resumes Interview Folders Interview preparation Cadetship/ apprenticeship applications Mock Interviews

8 Careers Interviews Every Year 12 student will be interviewed at least once this year. Informal interviews Recess 1 and 2 Brief interviews or urgent interviews need to be booked. Notice of this procedure to be given in term 2

9 ATAR Information about ATAR found at

10 University applications All students receive UAC Guide late July early August UAC applications open early August and close late September.

11 UOW Open Day 16 th August Early admission opens 1 st August close 29 th August Links talks to ERC term 3 – information about this later

12 Useful websites JobJump

13 Careers Expo All Year 12 will be attending for one hour Wednesday 15 th May. Make sure you are prepared to ask questions that are important to YOU! Public session for you and parents Tuesday 14 th May pm

14 Current labour market information Employment projections by industry Illawarra

15 Labour market outcomes by educational attainment for25-34 year olds

16 Where residents of Illawarra work

17 Youth unemployment

18 Unemployment rate by qualifcation

19 STRESS MANAGEMENT Enjoy you last year of schooling Work steadily and to the best of your ability If a problem – talk to your friends, family, seek help. There is real help available at any time you need it.

20 So you don’t know what you want to do? That’s OK! See the Careers Adviser – sooner rather than later. You will get assistance in gathering information - to help deciding and setting goals, time management etc.

21 ‘SOFT SKILLS’ ARE REALLY IMPORTANT So called ‘soft skills’ like Time management Attitude Willingness to learn. Confidence Communication skills Self discipline etc Can be the deciding factor in you getting a ‘go’!

22 Finally Ashton Kutcher acceptance speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuBSRC1zpHw


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