23 Jan 5 Tips on getting a job on the Gold Coast
by Tautvydas Pasakinskas
When living on the Gold Coast, you may want to find a job, which some people find easier and some a little bit more difficult. That is why we want to give you a couple of tips collected from various students and their experiences. But before you start looking for a job, you will need a TFN (tax file number) for which you can apply online. We have a step by step guide on Getting Settled in Australia blog.
Tip no.1: Start looking right away
Many times after arriving at the Gold Coast, some students give themselves a couple of weeks to relax without putting too much effort into a job search, which can sometimes cause issues if for whatever reason finding one happens to be more difficult than expected. This may later have an impact on your studies or overall experience in the Gold Coast.
Tip no.2: Print your CV and take it to the management
Most hospitality and local business jobs only take physical resumes and there is no way of applying online. However, big brands or stores located in places like Pacific Fair often take online applications only. The experience has shown that it is still better to take a copy of your CV to the store. This is a good way to charm the management with your unique character and create a connection, which is really helpful moving forward with the interviews. Once you are called for one, the interviewer feels like he or she already knows you and increases the chances of landing a job.
Tip no.3: Cater your CV for a specific job role
Many students make the mistake of creating one generic resume and handing it out to everyone. You are better off creating, let’s say, hospitality oriented CV and taking it to the cafes and restaurants in the area. This way you will stand out from everyone who did not take the time to perfect their document. And again, use your unique character to stand out!
Tip no.4: Take your resume to at least 10 locations per day
As we know people who got offered a job in a second or third location they went, there are times when people do struggle to find a job and many times it is not about how qualified they are. Often, job seekers get nervous when handing out their resume and showing it to management. Going to as many places as possible will help you learn how to cope with the stress you may feel before stepping through the door. But do not just blindly walk from one place to another, reflect on what went well and how you could improve and you will definitely land a job!
Tip no.5: Apply online
You want to increase chances of finding a job as much as possible, so do not limit yourself to handing out your resume only, apply online. Here are a few websites where you can do just that:
Good luck with finding a job! Remember, tailor your resume, apply to as many places as you can, reflect, land an interview and get a job!
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