Job Hunting Tips from our Lexis Students!

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We recently spoke with six of our students here at Lexis Byron Bay, to ask them a few questions about their part-time jobs. We found out where they work, what they like about their jobs and working in Byron and also, what their dream jobs would be…

Arriving in a new place, meeting new people, starting school as well as having to find a job can be difficult! Thanks to these students, we have some tips for our current and future students, to help with the headache of finding a job. Thanks to Judith, Leo, Ania, Maria, Pedro and Lucas for the tips and positive vibes! 😉

WAS IT HARD TO FIND YOUR JOB AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET IT?

  • No, it wasn’t too hard! Byron is small but you have lots of options for work. Everybody always finds a job! It really helps to be positive and focused.
  • It wasn’t too easy! I spent many weeks searching and bringing my CV to every store and restaurant.
  • When I arrived in Byron it was tricky to find a job as it was Winter season here, so a bit quiet, but I didn’t give up! I went to many places and gave in my CV and after a few weeks, got my job!
  • No, it wasn’t hard to find a job! My friend told me she was leaving her job at Orgasmic Falafel and asked if I would like to take over. This was the same for another job a few months ago, my friend was leaving his position at an Italian restaurant in town. I also got some cleaning work at my accommodation after suggesting some ways to make the public spaces better and cleaner for everyone. As I am a long term student here, I was also approached about some cleaning work here in Lexis.
  • I found a job on my first week in Byron! I recommend making a CV that is very personal to you – what do you know? What experience do you have? What are your strong points?
  • It took me about 15 days to find my job. I went around to all shops, bars and restaurants asking for the manager and handing them my CV personally.

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WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER STUDENTS LOOKING FOR WORK?

  • Be patient! It will all work out ok!
  • If you put in the effort and are persistent, you will find your job! Ask to speak with the manager where possible.
  • Keep in touch with people and tell everyone you are looking for a job. There are so many people coming and going so you can take their jobs as they leave.
  • Never give up! and try speak with the manager.
  • Make your CV interesting and personal to you. Show them why they should hire YOU! 😀

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Don’t forget to check our blog every Wednesday for a list of the latest jobs advertised online for Byron! 🙂

 

Missed out on our first jobs blog? See it here 😉

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

New Starters! April 29th

Welcome to our 6 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Simon is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In his free time he enjoys playing Floorball. This is a game you play in a sports hall, with a small white ball  and a plastic stick. Simon is an apprentice house drawer and he will continue to study architecture when he returns home. He has chosen to study in Byron Bay as he likes the relaxed nature of the small town. After studying at Lexis, Simon, is going to travel the East Coast and continue to explore Australia.

Tommaso is from Italy. He has played guitar since he was young and started to play piano last year. Music plays a fundamental role in Tommaso’s life. In his spare time he also likes boxing, hiking and surfing. He finished high school last year and is now studying at University. He is in Australia to improve his English because he will need it for future employment.

Jvana is from a small town in the mountains of Switzerland. In her spare time Jvana likes to play football and all types of sports. In winter she enjoys, skiing, ice skating and boarding. She is excited to be in Australia to explore the country and improve her English.

Sagiri is from Japan. She has played the piano since she was three years old. She loves listening to music and going to live music concerts. Sagiri is very happy to be in Byron Bay, as she loves the sea and she thinks the town is very beautiful. While she is in Australia she wants to go to Uluru and also hug a koala.

Masato is from Japan. His hobbies include growing vegetables, making sweets, doing ‘Aikido’ and yoga. He is interested in agriculture. He would like to become a farmer in the future, he currently works as an insurance broker. He hopes to make a lot of friends from all over the world.

Nino is from Brazil. In his spare time he enjoys gaming and comics. He worked in civil construction for the past 20 years, so he has not been in a class room for a long time! He decided to study in Australia because of the beautiful landscape and the opportunity to work. He is hoping to improve his English on this trip and return to his country with a better understanding of the language.

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Morning Jewellery Making! April 3rd

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Yesterday we all met in the student lounge for our Jewellery Making activity. We had a range of different beads and shells to choose from. Everyone could get as creative as they liked but I gave them some tips and ideas to help them too.

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Thanks to Kristy for the egg boxes! They were perfect for separating the beads 😉

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This was the sliding adjustable knot I showed them how to make.

We made a range of bracelets, anklets and necklaces!

Check out these beautiful pieces!

Don’t miss out on all the fun activities we have lined up for the rest of the month. See our April Activity Calendar and keep an eye on the notice board at reception to sign up! 😉

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

It’s the Weekend! 5-7 April

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WEATHER 

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 5

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY TUMBLEWEED, HOBO MAGIC, FROZEN PLANET
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THE INVISIBLE VIBRATIONS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM JON J BRADLEY, 9PM FAT ALBERT
BYRON THEATRE 6PM & 7.30PM NORDURLAND – AN ARCTIC SURFING ADVENTURE
BYRON BREWERY 5PM CLAPTONE FEAT. TAYA, CABAL, CASIMIR AND MORE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM QUACKERS
PALACE CINEMAS, BYRON BAY 7PM JONI 75 – A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SATURDAY 6

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY BRAVE GOLF
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAVE SCOTT BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM DJ LORDY WARDY
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM SONS OF THE EAST
BYRON THEATRE 1PM I’M NOT RUNNING BY DAVID HARE – NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM ELDORADO
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SUNDAY 7

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY BURGER JOINT
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY WALKER
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4PM THE FERAMONES, 9PM MOHNDOO
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM MOJO BURNING SIDESHOW – CREEK, NO PARADE, PIECES OF MOLLY, PLENKO
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 10AM KOBYA, DARYL JAMES, STAN CEGLINSKI, RAKU O’GAIA
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 12PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS LUNCHLATE EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 4PM LUKE YEAMAN

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Iain from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday & Sunday April 6 – 7

Camping with Kangaroos Weekend Trip!

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Byron Artisan Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

CINEMA

Pighouse Flicks

Friday 05 April

Free Solo 11:30 am
Everybody Knows  1:15 pm
Captain Marvel  3:45 pm

Saturday 06 April

Flying the Nest  9:45 am
Captain Marvel  11:15 am
Everybody Knows  1:20 pm
Captain Marvel  3:45 pm

Sunday 07 April

Flying the Nest  10:00 am
Everybody Knows  11:30 am
Captain Marvel  1:45 pm
Everybody Knows  4:00 pm
Captain Marvel  6:20 pm
Green Book  8:30 pm
And don’t forget about the new Palace Cinemas opening in Byron this weekend!
Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Hiroshima Juniors Surf Lesson @ The Wreck, Byron Bay – March 28

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This morning we hit the beach for our second surf lesson! It was a different kind of day – not as sunny, but the clouds and light were beautiful on the beach.

Some of the students returned to do a surf lesson, while the rest were happy to swim, walk the beach and pick interesting rocks and shells 🙂

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Wet-suits ready to go!

Blake from Lets Go Surfing picked us up promptly at 9am, dropping us to their shop by the beach. Once everyone got fitted with their boards and wet-suits, we were ready to hit the waves!

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On our way to the beach

Everyone had a quick dip in the sea to cool down before the lesson.

We had the lovely Amy as our instructor today and she went through all the important points, tips and safety instructions before they were ready to hit the waves.

While they were preparing for surf, the others went for another dip!

Ready for the waves!!!

We were later joined by Lexis students Nico and Anselmo!

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And a nice hot burger and chips to warm up afterwards! 🙂

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Boomerang Painting! March 27th

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Today we had the very fun and creative activity of Boomerang painting! Our Hiroshima Juniors joined with  their classmates and together, we all painted our own individual boomerang.

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Everyone ready to start! 🙂

I had some painted boomerangs to show as examples, as well as some information about the meaning behind all the symbols – an interesting insight into the traditional Aboriginal style, used to tell stories through the artists paintings.

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See everyone concentrating hard on their masterpieces! 😀

Some finished details…

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Hiroshima Juniors Scavenger Hunt! – March 26th

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Namaste! Love this photo of our Hiroshima Juniors stiking a Yoga pose! 😀

Yesterday, we had a very fun learning activity for our Hiroshima Juniors – a photo scavenger hunt in Byron Bay! To make it extra interesting, we have a delicious chocolate prize for the winner…

Each student was given the following photography brief:

  • A selfie with the beach
  • A photo of somebody eating ice cream
  • A photo with a tourist
  • A photo of someone drinking coffee
  • A photo of a Byron busker
  • A photo of your group outside Aldi
  • A photo of your group doing yoga poses
  • A photo of Byron Bay Library
  • A selfie outside the Rainbow Shop
  • A photo on the swings by the beach

Check out some of their amazing photos below! 🙂

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.