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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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7 Common Questions Asked By Students

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Job seeking can be tough.  Ajisha, a student Career Ready Ambassador (CRA) has answered some of your most common questions asked by students dropping into Career Ready.

 

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Join the Career Ready Mentoring Program for a career head start

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A photo by Alejandro Escamilla. unsplash.com/photos/BbQLHCpVUqA

The Career Ready Mentoring program will help undergraduate students prepare for careers in a broad range of professional/study areas. You will be matched with a La Trobe University alumni who has achieved success in their career. Through a series of structured tasks, you will collaborate with them on setting and achieving learning goals.

Learn from your mentor’s experience and knowledge about:

  • career options and pathways
  • industry knowledge and skills
  • resumes, interviews, and job applications
  • employers and labour markets

We have more than 30 mentors from fields such as:

  • Business: management, marketing, accounting, finance, logistics, and HR
  • Communications
  • Psychology
  • IT
  • Education and teaching
  • Science research, engineering, and bio-medicine
  • Social services, public health, and social work
  • Government

The program is 6 weeks long,  beginning in November. You need to be available for regular meetings with your mentor, either in person or online.

To express your interest in joining the program, please fill out this Expression of Interest Form by 28 October.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Healy, Careers and Employability Advisor.

Three great new career guides from Linkedin.com

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It’s no secret that we in La Trobe Careers and Employability are big fans of Linkedin.com as a career development tool. So we were excited to see that Linkedin has released three fantastic ebooks  specifically for students. These guides are not just instruction manuals for Linkedin itself; they include a lot of fantastic advice on how to discover and create 21st-century career paths. Continue reading

What can Tinder teach us about resumes?

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First impressions count, a lot. It may be superficial, but we humans form opinions of people and things almost instantly. The impression we form in those first few seconds can influence our opinion long after we have learned more information.

The dating app Tinder is based entirely on this aspect of human psychology. A quick glance at a profile picture and then swipe right on someone’s profile to indicate that you’d like to get to know more about them, or swipe left to pass and move onto the next person.

Reading resumes is similar. Studies have shown that recruiters spend just 6 seconds making a decision about a resume. That’s not enough time to read everything you’ve so carefully written, so a lot of it comes down to visual appeal.

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I heard it on the grapevine: how to tap into the hidden job market

It’s common knowledge that the majority of jobs are never advertised online. The exact percentage of hidden jobs is hard to pin down, but most agree that well over half of the jobs out there are filled through word-of-mouth. Even if the proportion of hidden jobs is exaggerated, being on the grapevine will give you a head start when opportunities come up.

So, what exactly is the grapevine and how do you get on it?

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What can I do with a degree in Planning?

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Qualifications for Urban and Regional Planners are in increasing demand as a range of related professions in real estate, local government and business seek to develop an understanding of planning issues. A shortage of trained planners has been felt at all levels of government, and notably in regional Australia.

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How mistakes and failure can add up to success

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I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas A. Edison, Inventor

Do you worry about making mistakes and failing at things?

There’s an art to taking risks and the truth is fear of failure can keep you in a rut and get in the way of career success (however you define it).

Fact 1: Human growth and development through life depends on learning.

Fact 2: Making and reflecting on mistakes is an excellent (okay, not always painless!) way to learn.

Looking for proof? Read on. 

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Skills and experience for jobs of the future, not the past

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“Young people need the skills and experience for jobs of the future, not the past”

The world of work is changing, influenced by technology and changes in global economies. A recent report from The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), “The New Work Order: Ensuring young Australians have skills and experience for jobs of the future, not the past”, has warned that young people will be most strongly affected by these changes.

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Do you want fries with that? What is an arts degree good for?

10400394_119932257540_222819_nThe humble old Bachelor of Arts, among the oldest of all degrees, doesn’t get much love. It’s the butt of science and business students’  jokes, often with reference to a certain well known fast food company. It’s been called the Bugger All and Bumming Around degree.

Yet, people who did a BA are typically grateful that they did. They defend the quality of the education they received and point to numerous skills learned in their BA that they use in their professional lives.

This is in large part due to the nature of the skills that employers are screaming out for. Communication and interpersonal skills. Creativity and critical thinking. Cultural and values fit, and emotional intelligence. Mainstays of an education in the Arts and Humanities.

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