From interview tips, to contract advice or suggested training providers, we’ve put together a wealth of resources. Curated with youth employment in mind, these aim to build knowledge and bridge the gap between businesses and younger members of the workforce.
Tips on how to get the best out of your young staff!
Young job seekers have a lot to offer - placed in the right nurturing environment, they can learn and grow to become incredible employees.
We provide a lot of information and resources to youth around how to ace an interview, how to make a good first impression and even where to look for employment. What we dont commonly talk about is how these processes are a two-way street.
Here at Youth Employment Success, we want to help youth out as much as possible with getting in to their desired industries and to do so, we offer a wide range of opportunities that wont cost you (the employer) or the youth anything other than a little bit of time!
When it comes to choosing a job, occupation or career, there's no such thing as a right or wrong decision - your choice may be right for now, but things may change.
The workplace can be an incredibly diverse place, with age ranges spanning those in their first jobs through to experienced work veterans. Generally speaking, different generations have different attitudes, behaviors and values as they relate to the workforce.
We recently reached out to our Facebook following and asked the question 'What piece of career advice wouldyou give your younger self if you had the chance?' We had such an amazing response that we couldn't help but share - Check out below for some words of wisdom as told by Dunedin locals and beyond!
We recently spoke to Darren Jennings of Otago Sheet Metal who reminded us that everyone's career has to start somewhere. Often all it takes to set off a cascade of personal and career success is for one employer to give a young person their first break. We reached out to our Facebook followers for some origins-themed inspiration - check out some of the highlights here.
Whether you're looking to get into the workforce or already in a job, current employers are looking for a specific set of personal qualities from both prospective and current employees. We've identified eight qualities, as recognised by local employers themselves - take a look and see how you weigh up and identify any areas you could brush up on to land that new job!