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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!
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
Need to bring in some money while you study? Part-time or casual work can fit in well with study commitments and also give you more skills to offer employers when you graduate.
Here are some flexible part-time job options that students commonly manage around their studies. Continue reading
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
Job search or employment websites can be very useful if you are planning your career or about to start looking for work. You can research occupations, organisations which are hiring, skills and requirements needed for different jobs, and a variety of other information useful in preparing you for your future career. Continue reading
Whether you are a current student or recent graduate researching your career options, there are a number of websites that can provide you with the latest salary information for your sector. Continue reading