Going straight into work gets you onto the first step of your career, builds your confidence, gives you experience, and allows you to meet new people.

Why go into work?

You can start developing essential skills and experience while increasing your employability. Having work experience and building your CV will make you more attractive to employers, and will open up more job opportunities in the future.

Things to consider

  • Are you ready for work?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of going into work now?
  • Do your research – explore the job profiles, industries, and employers offering the kind of work and job roles you’re interested in.
  • Where do you want to start? Would you like to get a part-time or full-time job, take on voluntary work, become self-employed, or set up your own business?
  • Job scams and internet fraud are on the rise — read our tips on how to protect yourself.

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