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:
- finding out where jobs are advertised
- customising your resume for each application
- practising interviewing techniques
- organising reference checks
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.
Did you know?
Most employees in Australia need to get a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement when starting a new job.
It is a legal requirement for all employers to provide this before, or as soon as possible after, new employees start work.