Learn from TAFE NSW industry experts. Get insider tips about the course that will help you achieve your goals and how to land your dream job and more.
How to write a winning resume
Combine a killer resume with a well written, tailored cover letter and you have the best opportunity to be invited for an interview
Think of your resume as your most important marketing tool. It needs to shoot you to the top of the must-interview pile and leave the person hiring with no doubt that you’d be an excellent addition to their team. Here are some of the most important parts of a winning resume. Read more…
Where are the jobs?
There’s nothing quite so reassuring as possessing a skill that’s in demand
There’s not much use getting a qualification unless it leads to a job. While it’s tricky to predict the future, there’s plenty of data suggesting what Australia’s growth industries will be.
The upside of being a mature-age student
The chances are … you’ve now developed the maturity needed to attain your educational goals
Hear the word student and you immediately think of someone under 25, right? While that might have been a reasonable assumption once, it’s no longer the case.
The pros and cons of online courses
Studying from home can be a mixed blessing
The internet may have revolutionised the way people learn, but studying online has its downsides as well as advantages.
Why work placements matter
Work experience isn’t an afterthought with TAFE courses – it’s crucial
Dealing with the switch from study to work
Unlike college, you won’t have as much holiday time, and you won’t be able to get away with calling in sick or coming in late because you had a “late night”
Getting your hands dirty – the importance of practical training
In some industries, you go straight from school or university into the workforce. In others, you combine learning and earning by doing an apprenticeship or traineeship.
For love or money?
Some people are only concerned with personal happiness when it comes to choosing a career, while others are obsessed with making as much money as possible. For most of us, though, it’s a complicated trade-off. Here are some things to take into consideration when deciding which career path to take.
Making a good first-round interview impression
Many people find job interviews intimidating, but there’s no great mystery about what interviewers are looking for or the questions they’ll ask.