Volunteering can give you the practical experience that employers look for.
Many experts say that graduates with volunteering experience have an added advantage over other job seekers - it’s a great way of getting experience and insight into an industry, while offering essential help needed in the community.
Becoming involved as a volunteer can make a big difference in your job search. You’re boosting your skills, engaging in meaningful work, building your resume, and hopefully creating contacts that can support you in your job search, and be a referee for you … so it is also a great networking opportunity.
Having a supportive network of people who can support you is important, and can help you to find work. When you consider that 1 in every 5 jobs is not advertised (they are filled through networks and ‘word of mouth’), increasing your own personal network is really important.
Our “Kick-Start your Career” Series has more information available about all aspects of career planning and job preparation.
You can watch our recorded presentation “Gaining Valuable Experience” for more specific tips and detailed information about how you can learn and practice employment skills by getting involved with other opportunities while you study.
View Kick-Start Your Career Series
Current and recently graduated students can book an appointment using the links below, or by calling TAFE SA Customer Support on 1800 882 661. Support is available for recently graduated students for 12 months after completing your training with TAFE SA.
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