Toolbox

These resources cover six different learning areas: applying for jobs; job search strategy; knowing about jobs and employers; knowing what you want and can offer; networking and personal presentation; and gaining work experience.

Fact sheets give you an introduction to the six different Job Jumpstart learning areas.

Tip sheets give you a short list of reminders for job search and career planning activities.

Workbooks help you identify your priorities, make informed decisions and plan your next step.

Job Application Tips & Useful Links

This tool can be used to guide job seekers through the process of developing a quality job application. Additional resources listed in this tool are hyperlinked making it easy for job seekers to find relevant content.

JOBS FAIRS: Talking with employers

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A jobs fair gives you the chance to talk with employers about the jobs they have available. Presenting yourself well (even if ‘meeting’ them online) to show that you are work-ready and enthusiastic is important. This resource has tips to help you make a good first impression!

Finding work in the Australian jobs market

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The Australian jobs market is changing rapidly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. However, there are still things you can do to improve your chances of finding a job.

Checklist - Video Interviews

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Use this checklist to help you prepare for a video (virtual) interview.

Checklist - Phone Interviews

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Use this checklist to help you prepare for a phone interview.

Shelf fillers - fact sheet

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Ever wondered what employers look for when hiring shelf fillers?

Fact sheet for retail workers

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This fact sheet highlights how the skills of retail workers are relevant to a range of other jobs. 

Checklist for retail workers - understand your transferable skills

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You can use this checklist to better understand your employability and technical skills so you can communicate them to employers in other and industries.

Jobs Board list

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This resource provides a selection of common Australian jobs boards to support job seekers to find job opportunities.

Job Search Basics workbook - interactive

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This interactive online workbook supports you to build your jobs search skills.

Online training provider comparison checklist

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This table allows you to compare providers of online training courses to help you find the right course for you.

Waiter / Waitress - fact sheet

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Ever wondered what employers look for when hiring waiters & waitresses? Here's what they told us.

Waiters & Waitresses - fact sheet

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Ever wondered what employers look for when hiring waiters and waitresses? Here's what they told us. ...

Kitchenhands - fact sheet

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Ever wondered what employers look for when hiring kitchenhands? Here's what they told us. ...