You can be brilliant with money. Satisfy your shopping impulse and save for your first car, holiday, or whatever.
Earning money is most likely why you’re thinking about your first job.
Yes, it’s possible to get your first job without experience – we all have to start somewhere!
When planning to find your first job, consider what you like, where you can start looking and how to use your networks (people you know).
Also, think about your work experience and holiday work. Above all, be persistent and confident with your approach.
Let's get first job ready
When can I get my first job?
The Fair Work website confirms this important information for each state - pick your state, find your answer. Easy!
What to consider when getting job ready
Preparing for an interview
Developing a resume
So tell them all the things that make you the best person for the job ie. school grades, software skills, sporting interests and other groups you belong to.
Searching for a suitable job
Other things to consider
What you need to ensure you can get paid
You can be brilliant with money. Satisfy your shopping impulse and save for your first car, holiday, or whatever!
There are a number of ‘must haves’ you need to arrange, to ensure you can be paid.
Money for now
Student Account – so your pay can be transferred by your employer each week/fortnight. Visit our Student Account page for account details.
Money for later
Savings Account – so you can save your hard earned cash for something important that you set a goal for. Visit our Savings Account page for account details.
Money for much later
Super Account – Superannuation may not seem important right now as you generally can't access it until you're older. But it's super important. Visit https://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/advice-for-life/finances/superannuation with support from your parent &/or guardian to find out more about understanding Superannuation and getting a Super account set up in readiness for your first job.