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Spend some time researching businesses that offer entry-level vacancies. This will help you tailor your job applications. Use retailer websites to find out about the business’ products, services, brand and the types of roles available. This will help you figure out what type of retail work is most interesting to you. The time you spend reading about businesses will help you prepare for job interviews. Employers will expect you to have a basic understanding of the kind of work they do.
Online job boards can make it easier to find a job. You can customise searches and apply with a few clicks. Find local businesses hiring by searching online jobs boards for retail roles.
- Go to the Workforce Australia jobs board and from the industries drop down menu select: ‘retail’.
- Look for hidden vacancies with recruitment agencies, labour hire firms and on apprenticeship jobs boards on Jobs Hub.
- Find traineeships on Apprenticeship Network Provider jobs boards.
Large retailers usually advertise and recruit via jobs boards on their own website.
Lots of jobs are not advertised on the internet. These job opportunities are spread through signs on shopfronts, word of mouth or by speaking with employers directly. You can use an employer pitch to help find a job at businesses that do not have online advertisements. Find information on how to write a one page pitch and finding hidden vacancies: