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GET A JOB!

EMPLOYMENT

written & designed by newie


The most obvious way to obtain some sort of financial stability as a student is to get a job. Whilst this may sound easy, juggling your time studying at University & working can often be a stressful and onerous task. Remember: your studies should come first! If you are studying 40 units in a semester, it is suggested you spend up to 40 hours of study through on campus learning and self directed learning.

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contents Overview ----------------------------------------------------------- pg 3 CareerHub ---------------------------------------------------------- pg 4 Jobs on Campus ----------------------------------------------------- pg 4 Other Services ----------------------------------------------------- pg 5 Contact ------------------------------------------------------------ pg 7

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I NEED WORK NOW! Ideally you should look for a part time or casual job which fits around your University timetable. As you could imagine, fitting in a job and some sort of social life can be quite difficult!

• Assistance with career planning

So how do you go about getting a job? Where to look for one, and then how to apply for it, are things that you may like a bit of assistance with. The University of Newcastle Careers Service offers a comprehensive range of employment services to students. These services include:

• Resume and selection criteria assistance

• Assistance in finding work • Interview tips and practice sessions

• Developing job search strategies • Assistance with Job Applications

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CAREERHUB Register your details on CareerHub to access a personalised job search engine, book appointments, view Careers Service resources, and receive job alerts, e-newsletters and information on upcoming events.

A vast array of the job opportunities available in the local area can be found not only through CareerHub but on the following external employment sites: • www.seek.com.au

Information sheets on a range of topics including careers related to majors, working overseas, job applications and interviews, postgraduate information, the labour market and your job search are available on CareerHub and at the Careers Service offices.

• www.mycareer.com.au • www.careerone.com.au • www.jobsearch.com.au • Centrelink Employment Services - 13 2850

Did you know that the Careers Service hosts a number of events on campus, such as Career Expos? Make sure you stay updated by registering with CareerHub.

General recruitment periods for different positions are listed below.

If you are looking for work, the Uni of Newcastle is a great source of part time and casual work for it’s students.

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JOB APPLICATION CHECKING

Simply bring in your resume, job application or cover letter to the Careers Service at any of the drop-in times listed on the Careers Service website. Our Career Counsellors will assist you in getting your resume up-to-date and help you make your job application stand out from the crowd. Other services on offer include Interview tips and interview practice sessions. The Careers Service can assist you with interview techniques through their practice interview sessions. You will need to make an appointment online or over the phone to access this service. Further information regarding these services is available at:

www.newcastle.edu.au/service/careers/students/services

CAREERS EVENTS

Throughout the year our Careers Service also offers a number of on campus information sessions, including Careers Expos and Workshops. It is definitely worthwhile keeping your eye out for these events, as they are a great opportunity for you to meet with prospective employers! Details on upcoming Expos and Information Sessions can be located at:

www.newcastle.edu.au/service/careers/students/expos.html

INCREASE EMPLOYABILITY

Our Careers Service staff are experts in knowing the qualities that employers look for. By booking an appointment with a Careers Counsellor, you can improve your self-confidence, written communication skills, assertiveness and other qualities that employers look for.

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Need assistance with career planning? You may like to make a free appointment with our Careers Service to discuss your career goals, as well as strategies to maximise your employment success. The Careers Service not only provides appointments catering specifically to career advice and goal setting, they also offer job interview practice sessions to ensure that you have the confidence you need to land your ideal job! Appointments can be made online using the CareerHub system or over the phone: www.careerhub.newcastle.edu.au Callaghan: 02 4921 5588 Ourimbah: 02 4348 4060

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CONTACT Callaghan

Ourimbah

Level 2, Student Services Centre.

Student Support Unit.

Phone: 02 4921 5588
 Fax: 02 4921 6926

Phone: 02 4348 4060 Fax: 02 4348 4065

StudentEmployment@newcastle.edu.au

student-support-ourimbah@newcastle.edu.au

Hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Hours: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

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