The following appeared in the Herald
Sun on July 19th, 1997. It was supplied by the New South Wales
Chamber of Commerce. You will notice that academics are not mentioned.
What Employers Require
to work. Most employers are not impressed with the argument that someone
on the dole is waiting for the right job. They prefer someone who has had
previous work experience even if it is not in their chosen career.
presentation, responsibility and punctuality.
to work in a team
to start at the bottom and work their way up. (This requires beginning
work before the child is eighteen as most employers are not prepared to
pay adult wages for no experience.)
your mind open about job opportunities. Often your skills and interests
can be used in a wide variety of jobs. For example if you enjoy or are
good at physics the following are a few of the possibilities.�boiler attendant,
building technician, laboratory assistant, electronics engineering
technician, industrial engineer, geologist. Each requires a different
level of education.
a well presented, typed resume that contains information on your work
history, education and achievements.
you are well presented
interview keep your jacket on. Be positive. Use words like
"however" to turn a negative into a strong positive.
you are interested by telling the interviewer at the end of the interview
that you want the job.
up the interview with a phone call to the interviewer after a reasonable
time if you have not heard.