Getting your first job

This is a guide for people in NSW who are looking to start their first job. It includes information about how to be job-ready, learning new skills, looking for work and what to do when you've been made an offer. 

Because after years of school or university, there comes a time to enter the workforce and start your career. Or at the very least, gain experience in the job or industry you're interested in pursuing.

This in itself can be a full-time job. Among many tasks, some of the more crucial actions you'll have to do include:

Then, once you've been offered a role, it's important you're aware of the workplace rights and responsibilities under which you're employed.

School Leavers Information Service

A free telephone and SMS support service for 15 to 24-year-olds looking for tailored career guidance. Includes advice and tips on career planning and management, training and studying, and looking for work.

Find out more at Your Career