Are you about to leave school? Maybe you’ve already finished and been sitting around for a while? Some of the people around you might be starting to encourage you to get off the couch, stop playing video games and start looking for a job…but how? You might not have a single idea on how to look for a job, let alone land one. Then what if you do get one and you hate it? What if the boss isn’t very nice or the other members of the team aren’t friendly?
There are so many questions when it comes to making a huge life decision about getting into the workforce and much anxiety also. The good news, however, is that it isn’t as crazy and hard as you might think! Luckily there are plenty of services out there in your local community that can help you get to where you need to be. Services, such as Job Service Providers can assist you to apply and actively look for work whilst other services such as youth development programs like ReadyUp Skills, can help you to get ready for work.
When we start out in the workforce, we don’t always think about some of the little things that can make a big difference to how easy your work life can be. Throughout our learning, we will help you to understand different aspects of the workplace such as WHS, conflict resolution, tax and superannuation as well as different industries, training and positions available for people looking for their first job.
The reason behind getting a job can be different for everyone. Some of us might want to meet new people, learn new skills or just get paid so we can save up and start thinking about buying a car or go travelling. Whatever it is that drives you to get a job will ultimately shape how you build your resume and develop your career!