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Tips to get a job

Looking for a job as an apprentice or trainee? Take a look at our quick tips to improve your chances of being hired as an apprentice or trainee. 

Tips to get a job

Our tips to get started 

It’s normal to feel nervous about finding a new job — particularly if it’s your first time. Here are some ways you can improve your chances of securing an apprenticeship or traineeship opportunity. 

Tips for first-time job seekers

  • We suggest creating a resume to make promoting yourself easier than ever
  • Have a good friend or family member take a look at your resume before you send it out to make sure there aren’t any errors
  • Even if you don’t have much work experience, you can still include what you studied at school, whether you’ve completed a pre-apprenticeship, any academic awards you’ve received or even sporting achievements — everything counts! 
  • While you may worry that employers may go for someone with more work experience, your lack of experience can actually be viewed in a positive light
  • Simply focus on your willingness to learn – employers will love your enthusiasm and openness

Tips for mature age job seekers

  • Update your current resume 
  • Make sure you highlight any transferable skills you have on your resume
  • Ensure all of your employment is noted to emphasise your experience

Sign up for job alerts

  • This will give you access to exclusive apprenticeship and traineeship positions as they come up
  • You can also find local jobs in your state by searching our jobs board

Finding work after becoming qualified 

Have you already obtained your qualification and are looking for work in your field? Here are our tips: 

  • Use our jobs board to find exclusive opportunities 
  • Add the experience you have gained through your apprenticeship or traineeship to your CV. Even better, see if you can put your manager or supervisor down as a reference.
  • Make sure to tailor each application to the specific job you’re applying for, especially when it comes to the cover letter — employers can tell if you just send a generic template to them.
  • Check other job boards or even contact any companies you’d like to work with directly – your eagerness will make a good impression.
  • Research the company. Aside from just knowing what they do, you might also want to look at the Missions or Values sections of their website to see if you can envision yourself working there in the long-run. 

In addition to these strategies, you can also reach out to your local Mas consultant for personalised career guidance. By getting to know your personality, interests and skills, we can match you with the right job.