Category: Part-time & casual

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Or are you trying to figure out  your career direction?

If it’s career or job related, Careers & Employability staff can help you get on track.

We’re here to help you get  the Career Ready Advantage while you study,  by developing the skills and attributes employers are looking for in graduates.

Connect with us through our drop-in services, appointments, Career Hub questions, workshops and events and Unitemps.

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P.S. Any current La Trobe student can use our services.

Graduates can also access us  up to 12 months after course completion.

Looking for Part-Time Work? 5 Ways to Get Started

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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!

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An insider’s guide to… employment rights and conditions

Having a job entitles you to certain rights and conditions as well as a pay-packet and the other rewards (and responsibilities) of paid work. Legal documents known as awards or agreements set out the rights and conditions of each workplace, including:

  • the minimum hourly rates of pay for particular roles
  • any additional hourly rates paid for work at night or on weekends and public holidays
  • the minimum number of hours employees will be required to work per shift /day
  • pay cycles (dates when employees will be paid e.g. every second Friday)
  • superannuation entitlements. Continue reading

5 ways to find a part-time job

There are a few ways to find part-time or casual work, depending on the type of job you want.

1. Tap into your networks

Talk to your friends and family members. Can they fill you in on what their workplace is like? Do they know of any job opportunities coming up? Could they recommend you to their current employer? Do they know someone who is starting a business and needs workers? Are they aware of any other opportunities for paid work?

2. Go local

Research individual shops and food outlets at major shopping centres that are close to where you live, or would be easy to travel to. Continue reading

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