New publication: First Job Ready Banner

Most young people work before they leave school, most commonly in the retail or hospitality industries.

The ACTU, Australia's peak union body, has published a new guide for young people looking for a first job which is available free on the ACTU Worksite.

This practical book covers:

  • How to highlight existing skills and experience if you have never worked before
  • Personal admin – how to get a tax file number, bank account and email address
  • How to look for a job and where
  • Resume and cover letter examples that are relevant to first time job seekers
  • What to wear and how to act at a job interview
  • How to spot a dodgy job ad
  • Workplace rights and responsibilities
  • How to read a payslip

Each chapter concludes with a summary and an activity to complete.

Download a copy from the ACTU Worksite.