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The Northern Territory news Sat 13 Sep 2014



The Northern Territory news Sat 13 Sep 2014

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04 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 2014 CAREERONE.COM.AU NTNE01Z01CO - V1 16 CLASSIFIEDS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6 2014 COURIERMAIL.COM.AU 2QFDPSXVDW*ULIWK8QLYHUVLW\ *XDUDQWHHGHQWU\WRQG\HDU <RXUGHJUHHZLWKQRGHOD\ youre already there qibt.com.au/griffith AssLsWHGOHaUnLQJIRUbHWWHUUHVuOWs FEE-HEL3HOLJLEOH BULsbanHanG*ROGCRasW Your degree is now your reality. Your best alternative to direct entry QIBT is part of the Navitas Group. CRICOS provider code: 01737F. QIBT2961_0814_1 TRAINING & COURSES WORKERS must learn to speak other languages if they want to be competitive overseas and at home in the global jobs market. Unlike other countries, studying another language is not compulsory at a senior level in Australian schools, leaving our jobseekers at a severe disadvantage when it comes to looking for work overseas, says Lia Tedesco, principal of Adelaides School of Languages. In terms of overseas opportunities, it is vital our students have at least one additional language for they will be competing for jobs in the global marketplace, with so many other young people from many other countries, she says. Most countries, both developed and undeveloped, make the study of other languages compulsory right up to Year 12. These students will have an advantage over our students, as employers are increasingly seeking multilingual staff in our global connected world. And the more languages an individual has, the better. The Federal Government has set a national target of 40 per cent of Year 12s studying a foreign or classical language within a decade, up from about 11 per cent now. Deakin University vicechancellor Jane den Hollander believes all students should study at least one of the dominant languages. We know that most students graduating from an Australian university today are highly likely to work for an international company and spend time working and travelling, den Hollander says. A graduate will be as likely VERSATILE: Irene Harous speak fluent Greek, which comes in handy in her work at a Westpac branch. Picture: KERYN STEVENS COURSE YOU CAN PERSONAL BANKER KEY ROLES A personal banker liaises with individuals about their private bank accounts and finances. They may advise on appropriate products such as credit cards and savings accounts and open or switch customers to new accounts. They may also help clients with home and personal loans. Personal bankers usually are based at one branch and have regular clients as well as liaise with walk-in customers. Workers can be employed part or full time. QUALIFICATIONS Diploma of Commerce Queensland Institute of Business and Technology SALARY $37,818 to $66,996 to work in Shanghai as to work in Australia. Our graduates must be culturally and Asia literate. This is a particular challenge for Australia, a nation which has been habitually monolingual and Western-focused. At Westpac Group, a third of employees speak a language other than English, with Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog (Filipino) and Italian being the most common. Irene Harous, who works as a personal banker at Westpac, speaks fluent Greek and says speaking a second language has enormous benefits when dealing with customers from varied cultural backgrounds. I have had clients follow me from branch to branch because they feel comfortable and at ease communicating with a Greek-speaking service provider, Harous says. 20 years or more 1% Less than 1 year 5-9 years 10-19 years 1-4 years 14% 16% 10% 59% WORKFORCE EXPERIENCE Source: PayScale PAY SUMMARY $K LOW MEDIAN TOP 37 48 66 Investing in emerging leaders most important skills and competencies now will not only help organisations prepare and grow their talent pools but will also drive engagement. S I M O N M O Y L A N , E X E C U T I V E G E N E R A L M A N A G E R O F T A L E N T M A N A G E M E N T A S I A P A C I F I C , H U D S O N HOW TO CHOOSE The worlds most spoken language, by number of native speakers, is Mandarin Chinese. This is followed by Spanish and English. Russian, Hindi, Arabic and Indonesian are the most important languages in regions that are economically and strategically important for Australia. Languages most in demand in tourism and hospitality China, Japan, Italy, Germany and Brazil. SOURCE: TOPUNIVERSITIES.COM; LIA TEDESCO, SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES A second language de rigueur Being bilingual means greater job prospects, writes Lauren Ahwan 6 CLASSIFIEDS SATURDAY AUGUST 30 2014 COURIERMAIL.COM.AU Government Vacancies RESUMES Queensland Please refer to the Employment Services section Vocational Education Queensland Please refer to "UpSkill", our training & Courses section, in the Index today. PAY FOR YOUR ADVERTISEMENT THE CONVENIENT WAY THE COURIER-MAIL CLASSIFIEDS ACCEPT THESE CREDIT CARDS B la z e 0 4 7 2 7 6 Toowoomba Regional Council administers a diverse and dynamic region rich in resources and opportunities. Sympathetic to the work life balance, Council off ers stable and expanding employment options to its 1700 employees. PERMANENT FULL -TIME PERMANENT FULL -TIME PO Box 3021 Toowoomba QLD 4350 P 131 872 www.toowoombaRC.qld.gov.au JOBS AT COUNCIL TOOWOOMBA Development Offi cer Document Management Contact Sandra Cormack on 07 4688 6310 for more information. PITTSWORTH Technical Offi cer Contact Scott Hanson on 0429 881 003 (during offi ce hours) for more information. To fi nd out more about these positions please visit our website - www.toowoombaRC.qld.gov.au/jobs Closing date: 5pm Monday, 15 September 2014 Brian Pidgeon CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AROUND 2.6 MILLION AUSTRALIANS READ THE CAREERONE PRINT SECTION OVER A FOUR WEEK PERIOD. Source: emmaTM conducted by Ipsos MediaCT, 12 months ending September 2013, All people 14+. Pay the convenient way The Courier-Mail Classifieds accept these cards GOVERNMENT A fresh challenge A midwife finds a new diverse career as youth worker 10,800 MORE WELFARE SUPPORT STAFF NEEDED NATIONALLY BY 2018 THE APPLICANT Name: Miriam Wallman Former position: Midwife New job: Youth worker My journey in residential care has been both exceptionally challenging and uniquely fulfilling. I previously worked as a professional writer while raising my family and then studied to be a midwife, graduating in 2008. I wanted to work in community midwifery. However, the options were limited so I began a search for work that would provide the challenge and diversity I desired. I came upon youth work by chance through an advertisement in my local newspaper. I loved the idea of working with vulnerable children and young people and felt I had a range of abilities and life experience to offer. Having been successful in my application I was fortunate to complete my training with the support of exceptional facilitators of learning and a dedicated and skilled workplace mentor. I have since worked in a number of roles, from youth worker to supervisor. I have been privileged to work with many wonderful and accomplished people whose dedication to the kids never ceases to amaze me. I am thankful for the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with these young people. The work we do is hard but the rewards are immeasurable. THE TRAINER Name: Phillip Munro Position: Trainer Skills provided: As part of the privilege of working with some of the most vulnerable children and young people, workers will be supported by professional development. This includes training and mentoring by qualified and professional facilitators. Workers are also supported by experienced staff in the workplace. You will be given the information and tools to initially engage and support children, young people and the Care Team. This foundational learning is the basis for workers to develop confidence and competence in their new role. These opportunities often provide a springboard to further career pathways in the public sector. THE EXPERT Name: Kriss Balodis Position: Supervisor What workers need: Working directly with the young people can be incredibly fun and rewarding but requires individuals who are resilient, wise and have life experience. The profession requires well-rounded, strong characters who are able to strike the right balance between a caring approach and delivering the correct practice that meets the complex needs of the client group. You work alongside a diverse range of people within a team and therefore need to be a socially open person who can follow professional values and ethics. THE RECRUITER Name: Renee Erich Position: Recruitment officer What we look for: People from all walks of life who are passionate about working with children. The children in our care require supportive, nurturing, understanding and empathetic role models to help them reach their full potential. You should be a great communicator, a team player, resourceful and resilient. You should have transferable skills in the area of youth work, and a genuine interest in enhancing the lives of children in residential care. A formal qualification is not a prerequisite for the child and youth worker roles; however the applicant will be required to undertake a full-time, paid six-week training course. FOCAL POINT GENDER BREAKDOWN 30% MALE, 70% FEMALE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION YOUTH WORKERS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL WORKFORCE 55,900 AVERAGE SALARY $49,400 Making your resume work for you IT has never been more important to stand out in the crowded job market. With many highly qualified and experienced job hunters being rejected from jobs, what does it take to get the attention of employers and recruiters? Applications are also almost entirely online these days, so digital presentation has become a large part of the recruitment process. If first impressions count most, of course you need something impressive! If your resume consists of just words on a page, or lacks content and design consistency, then you are not going to get past the first step in the recruitment process. So, here are a few tips to get you noticed and interviewed for that position: 1. Get a resume overhaul and stand out from the crowd: If you are the 199th applicant for a role that has attracted 200 candidates, how are you going to stand out? 2. Make sure your resume ticks the boxes: Many positions require you to send your resume and cover letter to a recruiter or agency, who then shortlists the applications even before they go to the employer. Your resume needs to reflect the language, requirements and professional standards of the recruitment agency, as well as highlight your skills. 3. Keyword optimisation: It is very important to read the position description carefully. Ensure your resume picks up on any key words or specific language styles that the organisation has used and use these in your resume, while aligning your current skills to the role. David Gillon, General Manager at Select Resumes says: You know that your skills and experience are relevant and will allow you to do the job, but you just cant seem to get it down on paper. Sometimes the hardest things to demonstrate are those things you do every day. At Select Resumes, we call them relevant skills. We have strategies to identify your skills and present them in a positive light for a potential employer. It is known that a recruiter will make a decision based on your resume in just a few seconds. Unless something grabs their attention, and quickly, it is very easy for your application to be overlooked. So why not make your resume look amazing? And make sure that your most important skills and experience are placed strategically on the page. If you can afford to have your resume done professionally, it can give you a very strong advantage in the market place. Organisations such as Select Resumes have a huge array of writers and resume designs for your resume which will get you noticed, in the right way. They have a professional graphic artist who can also do custom designs for industry-specific or specialist needs. There are already hundreds to choose from, and you can see some of them here at the new Select Resumes website. Having a professionally designed and written resume and cover letter just might make the most important difference in your job application success rate, giving you more opportunities at achieving the job you want. Select Resumes has many experienced and professional writers who can interview you, extract the most relevant information and write your resume to maximise your job hunting opportunities. A lot of clients are surprised at how good they now look on paper. Select Resumes has experienced writers for all industries who can assist you to put together an attention grabbing, positive resume and cover letter. Find out more at resumewritingservices.com.au

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