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When it comes to assisting young people make the transition from education to employment, there’s no ‘one size fits all’.
The Job Jumpstart website provides practical information and resources to support young people to understand their own work preferences and strengths, so they can confidently take action towards their employment goals.
The website also includes employment planning and job search information, including:
- How to talk to employers about jobs
- Tips on tailoring a cover letter and résumé to a specific job and
- Confidence boosting tips to succeed at interviews.
Job Jumpstart was developed in consultation with young people and their supporters. Its content reflects what young people tell us they want to know about transitioning from study to work. To make it easier for young people to use, information is broken down for those at different stages, such as I’m still at school, I’m on a gap year and I’m looking for a job.
New material on Job Jumpstart continues this ethos of collaboration with young people to create engaging and relevant content.
A new suite of videos was recently developed, scripted and produced by young people working with YLab, a digital storytelling arm of The Foundation for Young Australians.
In addition, a range of new images were created as part of a youth photo shoot project undertaken in regional NSW. This project included a workshop to get young peoples’ insights and preferences for the types of images that engage them with job search and employment, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
These young people then collaborated with a photographer and directed the photo shoot.
Job Jumpstart also recognises that a supportive network is important in helping young people transition to work. The site includes Help for Advisers as well as content such as How to support a young job seeker - Tips for parents.