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Following successful workshops on finding part-time work, Kirra, one of the Career Ready Ambassadors, has put together her top 5 ways to get started with looking for part time work.

It can be tough to know where to start, and what employers want. Whether you’re looking to earn some money while you study, or looking to develop new skills, we have a number of handy resources at Career Ready to help you set yourself apart and get the part-time job you are looking for.  Here are 5 tips on getting started!

1. Drop into Career Ready

Found a job opportunity, but unsure of how to match your experience with the job requirements? Or perhaps you need some help tailoring your resume to the needs of a prospective employer? Drop-in to Career Ready (Melbourne Campus Location: David Myers East, Level 2) and see one of our Careers Advisors for resume and cover letter checking, job-application advice and tips on finding part-time work.

2. Search the Marketplace

With so many advertised vacancies on job search websites, sometimes it’s easier to start closer to home. Unitemps , La Trobe’s on-campus recruitment agency, advertises a range of casual and part-time job opportunities that are often targeted to La Trobe University students. To register for free, just use your La Trobe University student email to sign up. CareerHub , La Trobe University’s job search website, offers a range of casual and part-time positions and is another great place to start looking.

3. Get the Career Ready Advantage

Even when applying for part-time or casual work, it can be hard to recognise where we tick the boxes for an employer and the areas which could use a little work. La Trobe University has worked with students and employers to create the Career Ready Advantage program to assist in building employability. Simply download the free MyLaTrobe app and start building new skills and logging your experience. What’s more, as you gain skills and experience, you will receive blocks which can be redeemed for a number of real-life rewards, such as networking opportunities with employers and priority access to internships.

4. Get interview ready with Big Interview

You’ve been called in for an interview – congratulations! You’ve made it to the shortlist, and this is your chance to impress further. Practice makes perfect for interviews, so to get started, sign up with Big Interview and start practicing for free – simply use your La Trobe University student email to sign up. Get access to expert interview advice, practice questions, mock interviews, and more.

5. Attend a Career Ready event

Come along to one of our many events on offer, including interactive workshops on finding part-time work and impressing at interviews, employer-led Masterclasses, networking sessions and more. Careers run a number of events throughout the year to help you secure part-time and casual work, so don’t forget to periodically check out our events.

For more handy tips on shaping your career path and finding and applying for jobs, check out the rest of the Career Ready Blog.