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WORK PLACEMENT SUPPORT SESSIONS
We will be running support sessions for students who are due to commence work placement in Term 2, 2022, and need some assistance with understanding and completing their logbooks
See session details below:
MENTAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Date: Friday, 18th March 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/3830752704
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
Date: Friday, 18th March 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/7693598534
Date: Friday, 18th March 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/4105767494?pwd=ZUVveE9oSWp3YjN0YzE0NU8rblVmZz09
HOW IS YOUR MOTIVATION?
We hope that our team members’ New Years’ Resolutions in our last issue sparked some inspiration to make one (or more) of your own!
While it may seem a bit mundane, there’s actually very important psychology behind goal setting in your life. These goals don’t have to be made at any one particular point throughout the year, but starting fresh in the New Year can be that little push you need to direct yourself to who you want to be.
“Anyone can enjoy the benefits of setting a goal and pursuing it—whether you’re a student, employee, business manager, or stay-at-home parent” (Chadwick, 2019) so let’s have a look at some of the benefits of goal setting:
Setting goals allows you to really look at your life, assess where you are and identify what you’re good at and what you may need to improve on.
Setting goals for your near and far future enables you to see what direction you’re headed for. Once you know what you want, it’s easier to start and work towards!
If you have a specific goal in mind, you can focus your attention on the things that work for you and can dismiss what works against you. Setting a goal allows you to organise your life around what you truly want and help you work towards that goal!
Having a goal set in stone can fill you with a sense of excitement. The anticipation of being able to cross something off the list of things you must do and things you want to do, whether big or small, can bring inspiration to your every day life!
Maybe the most important of all, setting and achieving goals you have made for yourself promotes happiness and satisfaction in life. Being able to measure your progress through the little goals and larger ones shows how far you’ve come and can show what you’re capable of, even when you might not think so.
If there’s one thing you all take away from this, it’s that small steps can lead to big things and each of those small steps should be celebrated! Whether it’s going out for that walk, reading that book, or managing to drink those eight glasses of water each day, each goal is a step towards becoming the ‘you’ you want to be.
We hope this little exercise has inspired you to set some goals to give you that little extra motivation you may be lacking at this time.
Best of luck!!
Source: Chadwick, S., 2019. The Importance and Benefits of Setting Goals. [online] [Accessed 8 March 2022].
Writing a Resume
Resume writing is a skill that often needs constant tweaking and mastering.
Especially being new to the industry, you can greatly improve your chances of obtaining an interview if you have a strong, professionally produced resume to show your skills and experience!
The following resources will help you generate ideas and inspiration to create and constantly develop your resume:
Indeed Career Advice – The new guide to job search and preparation
Writing your Resume – A comprehensive guide, starting from scratch, to develop your first resume!
10 Steps to a Successful CV – Tips and tricks to help you develop your own personal resume.
Interview and Preparation Tips
For some, the interview stage can be quite a daunting process. Below are some awesome resources along with advice from industry experts and business owners, to ensure you are prepared and ready to impress and wow your future employer!
11 things you should do in the 15 minutes before a job interview – A look into the 11 things experts suggest to help prepare
Job Interview Tips – How to make a great first impression!
10 interview preparation tips you’ve not heard of before – 10 seemingly unconventional, but undoubtedly useful tips to crush your first interview.
How to nail the ‘Tell me about yourself” question in your next interview – Forbes’ guide to balancing the right amount of detail in your personal answers
A Career in Training and Assessment
Considering what might be a prerequisite for a role before even finding the right role will put you one step ahead of other candidates.
A link to further information can be found here.
Training and Assessment
Many of you will be great candidates for Training and Assessment roles once you gain just 5 years of experience in the industry after you graduate. For this, you would need to relevant qualification plus the Certificate.
Right to Work
Consider your working rights (tied to visa type) before applying for roles as this will impact the roles you can apply for and save you time applying for the wrong roles.
Many employers have moved from the traditional skill-based interview to a behavioural approach. More than ever companies are looking for candidates who align with their company culture and values, but above all, have strong behaviours.
This is why we focus on ensuring you get the most hands–on experience possible however entry-level jobs in the industry will also help, ie getting an admin role in a gym whilst studying.
The qualification you gain here at ALG is the key to unlocking your dream job in your industry.
WHAT'S ON IN SYDNEY
ARE YOU A FOOTBALL FAN?
It’s 2nd v 3rd in the group and there is everything to play for as the Socceroos take on Japan in their penultimate AFC Asian Qualifiers – Final Round clash.
Tickets are on sale now! Don’t wait to secure your seat at Stadium Australia – the home of so many memorable moments over the years.
When: Thursday, 24th March 2022
Where: Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia
Kick-off: 8.10pm AEDT
WHAT'S ON IN PERTH
WE ARE OPEN!
As you may have seen since our last issue, Western Australia is now open to the world again after almost 700 days of our hard border.
To our students old and new we are sure this has been a sigh of relief, however, please always stick to our COVIDsafe guidelines as set by our government whenever you’re out in the wild or in class on campus.
SCULPTURE BY THE SEA
If you haven’t had a chance to visit a beachside exhibition, Sculpture By The Sea showcases some of the most thought-provoking art pieces by world-famous artists and Western Australian school youth alike nestled in the bright white sands by the rolling waves.
Sculpture By the Sea, Cottesloe is installed on the beautiful Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia. The exhibition creates a beautiful sculpture park from the breakwater along the sand towards North Cottesloe and on the surrounding lawns.
Access to Cottesloe Beach is via slopes or stairs at various locations along Marine Parade.
When: 4 – 21 March 2022
Where: Cottesloe Beach, Perth
WHAT'S ON IN MELBOURNE
SUMMER NIGHT MARKET
After a two-year hiatus, Melbourne’s original and favourite summer night market is back!
The Queen Vic Market will come alive with all the things we love and have missed, including delicious street food, refreshing cocktails, great shopping and live music from local performers.
Those summer nights are back and they have never looked better.
Wed, 16th March 5pm – 10pm
Wed, 23rd March 5pm – 10pm
Wed, 30th March 5pm – 10pm
Wed, 6th April 5pm – 10pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market, Queen St, Melbourne 3000
WHAT'S ON IN BRISBANE
Brisbane HOLI Festival Of Colour!
Holi Festival of Colours is a unique festival where people dance to the music, throw colours at each other and forget all their differences. Holi means a lot of fun for families, kids, young and old everyone. Holi is an annual event for the wider communities of Brisbane and Queensland to come to a single platform, to colour each other, dance and have fun together. Brisbane Holi is attended by thousands of people from all walks of life.
Colours are available online and onsite for purchase. There will be a separate collection queue at the venue for online colour purchases.
When: Saturday, 9 April 2022, 12.00pm to 6.00pm
Where: Rocks Riverside Park
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