Work Experience Persuasive Speech

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How many of you are currently unemployed, but would like to have some sort of casual employment? Who isn’t set on their future career, but would like to have a better idea? Who likes making money?

So what if I told you, I know a way to fulfill all of these desires. The answer is work experience. I believe work experience should be integrated into Australia's curriculum and be a compulsory part of high school. Currently some public schools have a work experience opportunity for students at the end of year 9 or 10, but not all schools enforce this. I believe every school in Australia should implement an element of work experience. By making it a part of the high school curriculum it will teach students new skills not learned in the
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Without experience you appear unemployable, and without a job you appear inexperienced. This cycle is hard to break out of, but I believe work experience is the key. I believe it can enhance your chances of getting a job immensely.

There are certain things desired and required from employers for them to even consider hiring as I have learnt through business management studies and seeing it in workplaces. These things can include previous experience in a similar workforce, person affiliations, certain trainings and more. In fact according to the VCE business management textbook, the most popular strategy used by organisations when recruiting is networking, which is the process of recruiting through word of mouth from trusted people. This is a cost effective strategy for businesses.

Once a student completes work experience at a workplace, if the workplace hires young staff the student is more than likely to gain employment, This is because A) the workplace has trained them and by hiring the student it would save them time and money in inductions, advertising and all related recruitment costs. B) the work experience time has allowed the student to prove their capability of the job, so the employer can be sure they are hiring a productive employee and C) the experience has allowed the employee to build rapport with the employer and that relationship is already made. These three things that

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