Job Hunting Tips from our Lexis Students!

job-search

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.

dream-job

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! 😀

inkedyoure-hired2_li.jpg

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!

group photo

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.

~

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.

Jobs! April 24th

JobAdImage1

If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 2-3pm in room 8 then email to: adminbyron@lexisenglish.com and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂

Casual Cleaner in Byron Bay

A business in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Cleaner (up to 30 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends
  • Have at least 1 year of experience as a Cleaner
  • Have the right to work in Australia

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Waiters and Bar Tenders

White Wolf Bistro & Bar is opening on Jonson street in Byron Bay under the new centre Mercato on Byron.

We have positions available for:

  • Bartenders
  • Sommelier
  • Waiters
  • Food runners

All candidates must hold a NSW RSA card and have previous experience in the roles. Must be passionate and self motivated and be willing to work in a great team environment. Great communications skills and attention to details is a must.

We have casual positions, part time positions and full time positions available for the right candidates.

As restaurant owners we have over 20 years experience in the Hospitality industry and we consider our staff members to be part of our family. We offer competitive rates and great company benefits.

We are very passionate about food, wine and drinks and we strive on providing the best social and professional environment for our customers.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Looking for an Au Pair

I am looking for an au pair who is interested in living and working in Ballina where you will care for our children. If you’re interested, please send me a message and I can tell you more about my family and what the role will involve. Please apply if you think you’d be a good match for our family.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Barista

Experienced and  Friendly Barista to join our roastery door Thursday and Fridays only.

* Demonstrates excellence in customer service

* Minimum 3 years barista experience

* Ability to work under pressure

* Immediate start

* Eye for detail

* Self motivated and directed

* Coffee knowledge needed

CLICK TO APPLY

Casual Café All-rounder in East Ballina

A cafe in East Ballina is seeking a casual Café All-rounder (up to 40 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 1 year of experience as a Café All-rounder
  • Have Australian work rightS

CLICK TO APPLY

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.

 

Dreamcatcher Making! 10th April

IMG_3330

On Wednesday, I had my last activity with the lovely Lexis students before I depart from Byron and it was one of my favourites – making Dreamcatchers! 🙂

Check out the progress so far of the ‘web’.

img_3315.jpg

Check out this beautiful double web!

All the hard work in progress 😉

img_3301.jpg

Everyone got to take home a beautiful and completely unique dreamcatcher! 🙂

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 volleyball in the garden! April 5th

Header.jpg

Beautiful day for volleyball in the garden 🙂

 

This morning, we embraced the warm sunshine and took to the Lexis garden for an energetic game of volleyball! It was lots of fun (and a tough work-out in the sun!).

 

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

Header.JPG

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.

IMG_3101

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

Guitar pick pendant 11.jpg

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

Morning Pizza Making! April 4th

pizza header 2.jpg

This morning we were making everyone’s favourite – pizza! 😀

IMG_3171

Ingredients:

  • Capsicum/red pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Ham
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Tomato pizza sauce
  • Pizza base

Everyone split into groups and we made six pizzas in total. Each group chopped and prepared their own ingredients and ‘decorated’ their pizzas as best they could while the oven was heating up. Then it was only 15 minutes to cook them!

See the creative results before they hit the oven!

😀                😀                😀                😀                😀

img_3191.jpg

Fresh from the oven!

And the delicious results – SO GOOD, they even got teacher Serena’s approval!! 😀
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