Getting a job

Learn how to find a job, write a compelling resume and cover letter, and then successfully interview for the role you want.

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The job search process

Searching for a job

​​When you’re looking for work, it’s important not to limit your search.

Writing resumes or CVs and cover letters

How to introduce yourself when applying for a job.

Preparing for job interviews

Showcase your skills, experience and your suitability for a particular job.

Accepting an offer

Find out what you'll receive, what to check and who you'll need to notify.

Career support tools

My career action plan

Use this career planning checklist by entering your own details below and then print this page.

Resume templates and cover letter examples

Get inspired by browsing CVs and cover letters for different industries and career stages.

Career stages


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First-time jobseekers

Learn how to be job ready.


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Re-entering the workforce

Returning to work for the same employer after parental leave or an extended career break.


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Career changers

Information for people thinking about changing careers.

Employment resources for:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Government assistance and mentoring services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Young people

Support for young people to remain engaged at school or to transition to employment or training.


Support for women entering or re-entering the workforce, upskilling or starting a business.

Applicants with disability

Assistance and recruitment services for those with disability, injury or a health condition.

Talk to a specialist

For free and personalised career support, talk to a Careers NSW careers practitioner or an industry expert.

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