This article originally featured in the Spring Edition 2020 of the YouthWise Magazine, written by Lorraine Wilson, Co-Founder Keyba Careers. Finding employment is challenging. Unfortunately COVID-19 has only made the job market more competitive and harder to get into. We get it. The whole job seeking process can seem daunting and overwhelming. The reality […]
Colin Wilson, Founder of Keyba Careers, chats with Susan Judd from Dare to Care as part of the Thought Leadership Series. In this episode Colin discusses career strategies for young people navigating their way into the workplace. Dare To Care is focused on building future work skills in our Next Generation, working with students, […]
It can be challenging for young people to get to first base when looking for work. There is a fair bit of information you can search to help you with tips on what you should do when applying for a job. But equally important, here are 7 tips on what not to do! Don’t lie […]
In a crowded job market when so many people are unemployed due to COVID-19, how do you stand out from your competitors who are applying for the same job? There are a few things you can do to differentiate yourself and help you through this process: 1) Look at industries who are recruiting. Although […]
Finding a job isn’t always easy! It takes time and patience to find the right job for you. Before you start looking for employment, you must first determine what you’re passionate about or at least start with a job that you think you will enjoy. When it comes to finding a job, it’s important that […]
Written by Carina Wilson, Keyba Careers. 20-year old student, juggling part-time and casual work, plus uni. Completed VCE in 2017. The questions we all hate being asked, “What are you doing next year? Are you going to uni?” This question pops up in just about every conversation you have, and by the 700th time […]
Are you looking for a Work Placement or Work Experience? Are you undertaking a VET program as part of your VCE or VCAL studies? You may be required to work with a host employer to complete a mandatory number of hours of Structured Workplace Learning (SWL). Or are you independently seeking work experience, to gain a […]
Wondering how people secure Christmas casual jobs in 2019? The Christmas period is the best time of the year for individuals seeking casual job opportunities in retail. In order to survive the retail rush, businesses in retail and hospitality are always on the lookout for casual workers to help them deal with the store traffic. […]
As part of Wyndham Learning Festival, Wyndham City Council invited a panel of experts from business, government and education to share their thoughts on the future of employment. Key Business Advisors and Keyba Careers were part of this event held at Werribee Plaza Library on the 6th of September, 2019. Colin Wilson, Director, Key Business […]
According to a research conducted by a leading psychologist, ‘VCE could make depression, anxiety worse among kids as the exams coincide with teenagers when they are most vulnerable.’ With the rising rates of anxiety some students are seeking alternative pathways such as ‘Unscored VCE’, to deal with exam stress. Studies have shown that a good […]
Learn Local providers across Victoria offer a wide range of training programs to meet the learning needs of individuals. They have been instrumental in transforming lives through quality education and training specially designed to their needs. The Victorian Learn local Awards are held annually to recognise the efforts of people that ‘transforms lives through community […]
Finding a job after finishing high school or university is becoming more competitive due to the changing landscape of work. In today’s world, millennials are more educated, tech savvy and connected than ever before but even those with university degrees are struggling to find employment… So, what does this mean for those young people who […]
Our friends and clients of Key Business Advisors, The Brainary, have released a new children’s game which focuses on teaching human rights at a young age. In a world that is more connected than ever before as a result of globalisation, this game could not be timelier. Founder of the Brainary and creator of this […]
Having a good resume is extremely important when looking for a job, however, would you believe that many people struggle to write a good resume. There are so many different formulas of what people suggest is the right or wrong way when creating a resume however, one thing for sure, is that there are definitely […]
This year’s Brimbank Careers Fair was a huge success, with over 1,500 students attending the annual event! The Brimbank Careers Fair has been designed to help young students begin their transition into the workforce by showcasing employment, training, apprenticeship and career opportunities. Keyba Careers was lucky enough to be a part of the Careers Fair […]
Every young person, from early school leavers to Post-Graduates, is looking to start their journey in life by getting full-time employment. The big question is, are you prepared and ready to enter the workforce? Many Australian and International Students are trying to work out their career plan for when they finish their studies. How can […]
It’s every business owner’s desire to find that right young person, with talent, to join their business. But my question is, who is teaching them the basic skills, so they have this talent, the way you were taught – the street-smart ways of doing business? We must teach our young people why a business needs […]
If you would like to get a job in hospitality, whether it’s in a fast-food restaurant or cafe or if it’s a full time or part time role, then you need to prepare yourself with a strategy to get your foot in the door for an interview. The hospitality industry can be a very rewarding industry […]
If you would like to know how to get a job at Target, whether it’s a full time or part time role, then you need to prepare yourself with a strategy to get your foot in the door for an interview. Target is a company that prides itself on customer service and offers many young people, […]
If you would like to get a job within an organisation like Kmart whether it’s a full time or part time role, then you need to prepare yourself with a strategy to get your foot in the door for an interview. Kmart is a company that prides itself on customer service and offers many young […]
If you would like to get a job within an organisation like Telstra and work for Australia’s Largest Telco, then you need to prepare yourself with a strategy to get your foot in the door for an interview. Telstra is a company that offers many young people, like yourself, the opportunity to work in a […]
We don’t always know what questions we may get asked in an interview, but we highly recommend being prepared and think in advance about what you would say in an interview. To get you started, we have put together the top 11 interview questions below: Tell me a bit about yourself This is a […]
“Every school student in Australia can benefit from regular opportunities to engage meaningfully with the world of work across their years of schooling.” -Kate Torii. A report by Mitchell Institute, ‘Connecting the Worlds of Learning and Work’ is a must read. The findings within this report highlight the challenges that our younger generation are facing in terms […]
Hiring the perfect young person to start out in your business can be extremely beneficial as young people can become loyal, valuable employees, bringing fresh ideas and enthusiasm into your business. The challenge however, is finding that right young person who is the perfect fit to be your next performing star. That’s where the Keyba […]
The recruitment process is becoming tougher and tougher to break through as there is a growing amount of people looking for employment! That is why it is important that your resume stands out from the rest to ensure that you have the best chance possible to break through the crowd and make it to the […]
When you’re in an interview applying for a job, there will be questions such as: what does customer service mean to you? When you are applying for a job in retail, customer service or any other occupation where you have contact with the public or businesses, an interviewer will be eager to find out how […]
Dealing with Difficult Customers In business, you must know how to deal with all types of customers in an endeavour to keep them. Excellent customer service involves having a well-prepared plan that provides customers with options to meet their expectations and needs. When a customer is angry, frustrated and demanding immediate action, it is extremely […]
As 2018 draws to an end, many Australian and International Students are completing their university degree or studies. Now their next challenge is: how do they cut through the vast array of applicants who are also looking to enter the workforce? It is no secret that it’s becoming harder for millennials to find full-time employment […]
The Future Workforce of Australia With emerging technologies and expansion of globalisation, the structure of the future workforce can only be anticipated. Many university degrees, qualifications, trades, forms of labour and certain job roles will soon become non-existent. It is with the uncertain market of the future that has changed the way in which employers […]
In Lesson 6 of the Keyba Careers’ Employer Engagement Program, we give you a step by step breakdown of the recruitment process,so you gain a better understanding of how it works and what you need to do to stand out from the crowd and be noticed. We also provide you with the ‘Must Do’s’ list […]
Do you know the difference between casual and part-time work? I spoke with a young person recently who is looking for work outside school hours. I asked her how she went after submitting her resume and application at a large retail organisation. She said that she received an email requesting an interview for a casual […]
It’s every business owner’s desire to find that right young person, with talent, to join their business. But my question is, who is teaching them the basic skills, so they have this talent, the way you were taught – the street-smart ways of doing business?
We are very excited to say we had the Official Launch of Keyba Careers on Friday 16th March at the Australian Events Centre in Essendon Fields, where we showcased our new initiative, designed to empower our young people entering the job market.
Preparation is key for a successful interview. Here are our tips to assist you for your interview: DO YOUR RESEARCH Do your research about the company. Google the company and find out what they do and who they are. What is their culture, their vision and mission statement? Doing your homework will assist you to […]
A well-prepared resume and an accompanying cover letter, speak volumes. How good are yours? Does your cover letter: Demonstrate that you have read the job ad thoroughly and researched the company you are keen to work for? Show that you have a strong interest in the role? Highlight your experience, skills set, competencies and behaviours […]
“Often times you’ll hear someone make a comment about needing more “fire in the belly”. And we all understand what it means.
More passion. More fight. More emotional investment.
It’s about an extra inner drive.