The Impact of Coronavirus on Job Searches for 2020

The Impact of Coronavirus on Job Searches for 2020

The impact of Coronavirus is being felt in almost all countries across the globe. With so many industries and individuals having no real idea just how long this situation is truly going to last, people have questions, and lots of them.

In this post, we wanted to review the impact of Covid-19 on the job search market and offer the best guidance we can to our followers, fans, and all those in the market for a new job right now. Continue reading

How can you stand-out from other job applicants?

How can you stand-out from other job applicants?

If you’re looking for a job in Australia, you’ll be aware that competition for certain positions can be fierce. With the average number of applications per job vacancy in Australia rising annually, learning how to stand out from others is key. But how?

In this post, we’ll share with you a few tips to help you know the best way to differentiate yourself from others, and hopefully, get you one step closer to landing your dream job. Continue reading

What Recruiters and Employers Really Look for on a Resume

What Recruiters and Employers Really Look for on a Resume

If you are looking for a new job or considering making a move soon, you might have given a thought or two to writing a resume. With the best jobs in Australia receiving hundreds of applications, and competition high, you want to make sure your resume stands out and gets noticed.

In this post, we’ll let you know what employers and recruiters alike are really looking for when they evaluate a CV and decide whether to say yes, no or maybe. Continue reading

How to land yourself an apprentice or trainee position with a new employer

How to land yourself an apprentice or trainee position with a new employer

If you want to know the best way to get a trainee position or apprenticeship with an employer, then it’s a great way to earn some real vocational experience and gain access to new skills. However, with no former work experience and no connections in the right place, landing a role that like this isn’t easy; but, it’s not impossible either!

Finding Apprenticeships and Trainee Jobs in Australia

Although there is a range of sites and agencies that can help you find a temporary or permanent job, there aren’t any dedicated places where you can find out about trainers or apprenticeships posts. Because the agencies generally won’t be paid a commission, there is no real incentive for them to advertise or promote these opportunities. So, it’s usually left down to the employers themselves. They might approach local colleges or advertise on their own websites, but these posts aren’t often easy to find! Continue reading

How To Find A Job In Australia With No Local Experience

How To Find A Job In Australia With No Local Experience

If you’ve just arrived in Sydney and are about to embark on an intrepid job hunt, this article will give you key advice to help to land a job without having any prior local working experience. It might not be easy at first, nor should you expect it to be a walk in the park, but follow the steps we outline to give yourself the best chance of securing a job in Australia with no experience.

Why Do People Ask About Local Experience So Much? 

You may already put some legwork in and had little success so far. Don’t despair. While you might be who can demonstrate local experience, there might be a genuine reason for this. For instance, some professions require their staff to understand the local laws and regulations. For others, this is often a brush-off, and there could be another underlying issue that you haven’t fully addressed in your application.

After all, when you’re new, how can you get experience without somebody stepping up and giving you that first break? Continue reading

How To Find Your Perfect Role On Explore With Us

How To Find Your Perfect Role On Explore With Us

If you are in Sydney or plan to live here, you might be about to embark on a job search; you can use our site to help you find your perfect job! In this post, we explain exactly how!

About Explore With Us

At Explore With Us, we are proud of the community we have created! We help people make the most of their time here by giving them instant access to the information and services they need. We’ve been doing this since 2017, and we intend to carry on our mission for many more years to come.

We are a one-stop-shop for students, backpackers, and tourists; we make it easy to find useful information that takes the hassle out of having to learn a new place and get acquainted with everything that Sydney offers quickly.

You will save time, you will save money, and you will be living like a local in no time! Continue reading

What Can You Put on Your Resume When You Have No Work Experience?

What Can You Put on Your Resume When You Have No Work Experience?

Resume writing is one of those tasks that should get easier with time. As you build up your work experience, you have more examples of the skills, duties, and achievements you have earned during your time in employment. But when you have zero work experience, getting started can be tough.

What exactly do you write about on your resume when you have no work experience?

For first-timers who are about to embark on the process of applying for jobs; proving suitability for a role without real-world experience poses a challenge. Not least of all because the majority of recruiters will use an applicant’s work history as a tool for predicting their future job performance.

In the following sections, we talk about some of the different things you do to help your resume stand-out when you have no work experience to list. Continue reading

A Guide to Tax Returns in Australia for International Students

Tax Returns in Australia for International Students

Adjusting to life in Australia can be a truly exciting experience. However, if you aren’t crystal clear about how things work in relation to tax matters, you could end up feeling frustrated if you aren’t fully informed about money matters that apply to you while you are here.

If you have earned money while studying in Australia, the chances are, you will need to submit a tax return.

International students in Australia are often unclear about whether or not they need to submit a tax claim while they are here.

  • What are the guidelines for student tax returns?
  • What are the deadlines?
  • What information do I need for a student tax return?
  • Where can I get help with my student tax return?

In this guide to tax returns for students in Australia, we answer all your questions and cover off everything you need to know about international student tax returns. Continue reading

How To Write a Killer Resume

How To Write a Killer Resume

Whether you already have a resume or not, this article is going to give you practical tips to help you write a killer resume that will support your job applications and hopefully get you closer to landing your next job.

#1 Size Matters

If your current resume is more than 2-3 pages long, then it is too long. When a hiring manager gets a resume to review, and they usually receive lots, it is important to keep things concise. Nobody needs to see a full list of everything you did on a daily basis, and regardless of your seniority or amount of experience, you need to simply provide a high-level overview of the position you held and the types of responsibilities you had. 

#2 Customization Counts

When you apply for a new job, you need to tailor the resume you submit to match with the requirements of the role. If you are applying for the right type of jobs, then you will already be confident that you have the experience, skills, and knowledge to be able to perform the required tasks. When you submit a resume, you need to make sure that the hiring manager can quickly and easily see that you are a good fit for the role. Continue reading

Tips to Make Sure Your Resume Gets You Through the Screening Process

Tips to Make Sure Your Resume Gets You Through the Screening Process

Automation is quickly becoming an even bigger part of our lives, but did you know that lots of job sites and companies are now using automated screening software for their initial stages of checks for job applications in Australia?

In this post, we share some tips and tricks to help you make sure that your resume stands the best chance of passing these checks and making through the screening process.

Automated Applicant Tracking

If you think it’s only the large corporates who are using automated CV screening, then you’re wrong. This type of software is far more affordable and accessible than ever before, as such, more and more companies are using it to help them sift through the hundreds of people who want to apply to work in Australia. It has been mainstream now for around 7 years, but adoption has increased dramatically in the past few years.

Have you ever wondered why more companies now ask you to fill in forms on their website as opposed to simply uploading your resume? This could be why. Continue reading