Looking for Employment
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The first thing you will need when looking for work is a resume. This is a document that provides your contact details and a summary of your skills and experience. Here is a presentation to assist you in preparing your resume and provides some useful tips on "do's" and "don'ts" for a good resume.
 
 
 
Applying for a Tax File Number
Visit the Australian Taxation Office website to apply for a Tax File Number https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Tax-file-number/Apply-for-a-TFN/. All details on how to apply are on this website. You will need to complete an online form, then print it and take it along with your Identification documents to your interview with an Australia Post outlet.
 
Apply for a Tax File Number BEFORE you start working. Watch this video ATO  - ATO video on getting a Tax File Number
 
Starting the search for work?
 The resources below will help you to learn about the interview skills and the qualities and responses your employer is looking for.
 
 Ask questions about starting work and other work related matters
 
Volunteer Work  - do you want to get experience within an organisation and help people at the same time? Volunteering is a great thing to do to help the community and it has tremendous benefits for you as well, such as learning new skills, meeting new people, gaining experience in a workplace, building your confidence and communication skills. Most volunteer work is unpaid, however you may come across some volunteer positions that are paid. Payment is not important, it is the experience you gain that is valuable and it will look great on your resume!!
 
Here are some links to help you find out more about volunteer work and potential volunteer placements and the Go Volunteer website provides search results advising if it is suitable for students age 14-18yo:
 
Volunteer Victoria                            Go Volunteer