Hong Kong exchange program applications close 28 August 2017

A unique exchange program will give seven young Western Australians the chance to take a one-of-a-kind trip to Hong Kong in 2018. Applications close on Monday 28 August 2017.

The program is open to people aged between 18 and 25. Young people from regional areas as well as those with Aboriginal and multicultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will meet delegates from Hong Kong and participate in activities in Perth in October 2017, before travelling to Hong Kong in February 2018.

The program will provide young people with the chance to develop self-confidence, build international networks, gain an understanding of different cultures and provide a base for future career goals.

The International Youth Exchange Program will further strengthen relations between China and WA and is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government and the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

To find out more or to apply, visit the program page at the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia website.

Social Networking & Personal Branding

How do you create a good online presence?

If you’ve recently applied for a job there is a good chance that your future employer has already searched for you on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ask yourself, how does your online presence look?
What is your personal brand?
Which social networks should you participate in?

Here are some useful hints and tips when using social networking sites:

LinkedIn – The closest thing to an online resume, make sure there are no spelling or grammatical mistakes and fully complete the profile. Add as many connections as possible and participate in LinkedIn Groups.

Twitter – Write a bio that describes yourself in 160 characters or less, include a link to your online resume, follow influential people in your industry and engage with them.

Facebook – keep your facebook persona personal but also keep it professional. Check your privacy settings and create a separate list for colleagues so they only see what you deem to be professional.

Finally, use common sense before posting anything online ask yourself ‘could this lose me a job interview or impact negatively on my work and career in any way?

For more information or to book an appointment with a Career Advisor please visit our website, call us on 13 23 98 or web chat us.