Top Tips for Part Time Jobs 2015

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  • Rock Up! Put your face in front of a potential employer and have a conversation. (its harder for them to say No if you do this) Be Pro-active. Be personal. Be polite. Be professional.

    Best technique for getting a jobNetworking works! 75% of jobs are NOT advertised. Who you know and who knows you are your best assets.Word of mouth is still effective. Have a look at this YouTube clip.

    Vacancy websitesCareerBoard Griffith careers website Seek CareerOne Adzuna Gumtree Indeed Casual JobsJobseeker Simply Hired Locanto Spot Jobs - use your postcode for more accuracy.

    Get Ready!1. Update Your ResumeResume resources on the Careers website including sample resumes and templates.Make an appointment in CareerBoard to get your resume checked or use one of the Resume Rescue stations around campus.Include: Contact info, Relevant Skills, Experience, Education, Volunteering, Achievements, Referees

    2. Options Part-time work? Casual work? Fitting work around your study? Transport?Read all the conditions and requirements carefully before applying.

    3. Elevator pitch (or Personal Intro)If you had 30 seconds in an elevator with someone you wanted to work for. Heres a good example.Write it. Mean it. Practice it. Use it.

    4. Do Your ResearchWhat do you know about our organisation?

    If and when you get asked this question, you need to have something good to say

    Make the match between your skills and what theyre looking for

    Find a problem they need solved, and offer a solution

    5. Dress for SuccessYou never get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impressionCheck out the Career Style for Men/Women on our Pinterest page.

    Boost Your ProfileVolunteer - all experience counts (paid / unpaid) use your postcode.

    Follow UpFor every conversation youve had with a possible employer, go back and visit them again. Their situation may have changed. Persistence pays off.

    Useful Info Wages / Workers rights -

    Working with Children - You will need a blue card. Heres all the info. It will cost about $72.

    Hospitality work licensing requirements

    Are we friends yet?Follow us on social media for lots more info:

    For retail and hospitality roles: Go in and introduce yourself. Smile!!! Ask politely to speak with the manager Shake hands (keep smiling!) Tell them you are a Griffith student and youre

    available for casual or part-time work Ask if he/she has any vacancies. If no, does he

    think there may be a vacancy soon? If no, does he know of any other businesses that

    may be looking for new staff? Be thankful for his/her time (keep smiling!)

    TOP TIPSFinding a Part-Time job