How to Engage Students in Finding Work

    We sat down with Graham Howard (Agency Owner) and Renee Lee (Agency Manager) from Frontline Queensland Education, who present their insights to senior students at schools about how to best present themselves as they join the workforce, focusing on resume and cover letter writing and interviews. Combining Graham and Renee’s passion and knowledge…

 

 

We sat down with Graham Howard (Agency Owner) and Renee Lee (Agency Manager) from Frontline Queensland Education, who present their insights to senior students at schools about how to best present themselves as they join the workforce, focusing on resume and cover letter writing and interviews. Combining Graham and Renee’s passion and knowledge in recruitment, students walk away feeling more confident in being able to apply and secure a role. Learn more about why they host their talks, and how you can get in touch to have Graham and Renee present at your local school.

How do I engage students in learning more about finding work?

“Whether it is their first role in admin, retail, hospitality or whatever their chosen career after school is, the basics are always the same. Importantly, our session covers the foundations and knowledge that will assist students throughout their career after school.  From the application through to interview, thorough research should be conducted throughout the process. Applicants should always put their best foot forward to show genuine interest in the company and the role on offer – companies don’t want to hear from people who want A job, they are looking for candidates who want THIS job.”

What do you offer as recruiters?

“We are able to offer over 20 years of recruitment knowledge into a 1-hour session that highlights the do’s and don’ts of what school students should be doing when searching for a role. We cover putting together a CV and cover letter, and applying and interviewing in their job search. With our recruitment industry expertise, we are armed with information and knowledge to genuinely help students as they look for their first job in a highly competitive market.”

Why do you offer this service to schools?

“We have always focused on being trusted partners with our schools and not just exceptional recruiters, and this is an extension of this. With our extensive recruitment knowledge, we can offer support, guidance and market-leading insights to students into how to start in the employment market with the right documentation and attitude behind them.”

What’s the outcome for schools, their students and parents?

“Schools are able to have recruitment specialist visit the school for an hour to provide their insights on resume writing and cover letters, which also leads to conversations on interview preparation and tips. As teachers are specialist in educating students in their trained subject areas, we are specialists in the recruitment industry. By gathering Years 10, 11 or 12 students together, we can present and talk about what to do when they want to start applying for roles. We have found that if home room teachers and/or guidance officers are in the room when we are present, they can support the continuation of the conversation with students on the practical application of what we have spoken about. Students gain a foundation of information and advice that can carry them throughout their working lives. We found that the even the teachers who attend the sessions with the students were able to pick up a few tips.

In every instance that we have done this, the feedback has been exceptionally positive. The information covered is informative and when applied can lead to employment success for students. Our sessions are interactive and encourage questions from students (and staff) to ensure they have everything they need to produce a top quality resume and cover letter, how to interview with employers and enhance their prospects in securing a job.”

Interested in having a talk at your school?

Simply call the office on 1300 591 591 or email queensland@frontlineeducation.com.au