About Jobs for Youth - Greater Shepparton
"There are entry level jobs across a wide range of industries in communications: administration, digital coms, media, crisis coms, writing, moderating conversations on social media … you can take it anywhere you want to go."
"We have 40 or 50 staff…when we bring in young people, it changes the working environment and people are a lot happier, livelier and keen to do stuff."
"They are the future. If we don't give them an opportunity, then we don't have a future."
"Our support and mentorship can overcome anything you don't have, as long as you are interested and willing to learn."
We acknowledge the great work completed by Jeanette Pope, local interns and the GMLLEN team on the How Work Works Report. The information has provided positive local insights about the entry level jobs available in the local region, and that employers recognise young people have the skills their business needs to progress.
1. What are employers looking for?
Some employers also mentioned other general capabilities including:
- Communication skills
- Organising and problem-solving skills
- Teamwork and the ability to develop good relationships
- Basic maths and finance to handle money
- Safety certificates such as White Card, First Aid, Responsible Service of Alcohol, etc
2. What are the top tips for preparing my resume?
The best way to make your job application letter, CV and interview stand out is to be authentic and say something genuine about you.
It's your personality and interests they are looking for. Our employers said the biggest 'red flag' is an application that was not written specifically for the job (a generic template letter), was obviously written by someone else, or if your parent did the approach for you. Never send a standard application.
Make sure your application letter and CV:
- Are easy to read.
- Get straight to the point.
- Outline your experience.
- Match your skills to the job.
- Have good referees.
3. I have an interview. What should I do?
In an interview employers are looking to see how you will fit with the team. Present well like you are serious about the job and show up prepared. Make sure you:
- Know something about the organisation
- Show you want to work with them (attitude) - prepare an answer for why you want the job and give it even if they do not ask
- Give real-world examples to illustrate your experiences
- Always have a question up your sleeve to ask them at the end