💥 Job Search Tuesday! 💥

It’s everyone’s favourite day of the week – JOB SEARCH TUESDAY! Looking for work? Look no further – we’re here to help! 🙂 This time of year is particularly quiet, but there are still job offers out there! Take a look below.

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Waiters/Bar Tenders:

The Urbane Restaurant down in Mary Street are looking for an enthusiastic new member to join their team, who has a passion for great food and fine wine. If this sounds like you, then send your resume through to: manager@urbanerestaurant.com. Job ad can be found here.

Who loves Spanish cuisine?! Ole Restaurant here in the city are also looking for new team members to start work immediately, and highly encourage Spanish and Latin American travelers to apply! If you’ve got the hospitality skills and a smile that lights the room, then apply now!

Hospitality agency Pinnacle People are still recruiting staff for upcoming events around Brisbane. Working for an agency is great because YOU can choose your working hours and you get to experience a little bit of everything! Why not apply and see where it will take you?

Nudgee Golf Club on Brisbane’s north side are now hiring Food & Beverage assistants as well as casual function helpers. They are looking for someone who has previous experience in hospitality, who is friendly and can get any job done with ease! A current RSA/RSG is also necessary for working around alcohol and gaming areas. Click here to read more and to apply.

A cafe in Fortitude Valley are looking for a casual all-rounder who can do anything from serving customers to making coffee. Up to 30 hours per week are on offer, so this is perfect for someone who is looking for something more stable. All that is required is at least 2-years experience in a similar role! If this is perfect for you, then apply now!

Perhaps you have finished studying and are looking for something more permanent? This might be good for you! The Queensland Club here in the city are looking for casual staff with full availability across the week. The seek highly experienced hospitality workers who are able to communicate well and take pride in their work. An RSA is also necessary for this role. Please submit your resume with a short cover letter to: functionsmgr@queenslandclub.com. Read more here.

Another popular recruitment agency Sidekicker are also currently looking for experienced banquet & function staff. They offer work experience at some of Brisbane’s most prestige venues and a healthy paycheck as well! Why not apply and see what they can offer you? Click here for more information.

Are you a cocktail master? Then Stokehouse Q are looking for you! This Mediterranean inspired restaurant in South Brisbane is looking for a lively cocktail superstar to join the team. Of course, you will need an RSA and experience to be suitable for this job. Send your resume through to: brad@stokehouseq.com.au. Read more here.

Over in Kangaroo Point (which is perfect for those of you living in Student House!) is the famous Pineapple Hotel, and they’re currently hiring restaurant and bar staff. The successful candidate should be positive, well presented and take pride in their work. Be a team player as well as be able to work by themselves. Send your resume and a short cover letter through to: tony@pineapplehotel.com.au. Job description can be found here.


Barista:

A casual position with full-time hours Monday-Friday barista job has become available at a cafe here in the city. You’ll not only be required to brew the perfect coffee, but you will also need to help serve customers and do general cleaning duties as well. Pay rate is negotiable. Please only apply if you have full availability during the week. Read more here.

A barista job is available at a large finance building also here in the city. They are offering up to 20 hours per week to those with at least 6-months experience as a barista. This is a Monday-Friday job with no weekend work – woohoo!! They also encourage Working Holiday visa holders to apply too! Click here to read more.


Housekeeping/Cleaners:

Housekeepers/Room attendants needed at an apartment complex in Chermside. This is a casual based job offering 15-20 hours per week. You must be able to work a range of shifts, including weekends. Hit the apply now button to register your interest!

Housekeeping attendants also needed to help out at the Camp Hill Hotel for two days a week. You will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining both accommodation rooms and public areas such as the reception. You should be available to work at least one week day and a day on the weekend. Apply here!


What’s an RSA, and do I need one??
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You might have seen the acronym RSA popping up all over the place, particularly when it comes to hospitality jobs. RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is required by law to work with and around alcohol all throughout Australia. Even if you are not working in a bar, you are still often required to have one, as most venues are licensed.

Some companies will let you apply for the job without an RSA, but you should get it as soon as possible. Some companies may even help pay for the course!🙂 That’d be lucky! Just ask your new employer about your options – they are there to help!

There are a few websites where you can take the RSA course; a popular one being The Hospitality Institute of Australasia. They offer courses from as little as $18. Click herefor more information. (Please note: Make sure to register for a QUEENSLAND [QLD] RSA, as this is the correct qualification for our state).


Lexis Jobs Workshop
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If you need that little extra help with writing your resume, or you don’t know what a cover letter is, then why not head on over to our Jobs Workshop – today at 2pm in Room 2! 😀 Get all these questions answered and more!

 

What’s on at Lexis Brisbane – JUNE 2017

Hey everyone! Happy Monday, and welcome back to another week at Lexis Brisbane. The June calendar is now ready for your viewing pleasure, so pencil in those dates as we have heaps happening this month!!

What else is on this month:
Wednesday, 31st May: State of Origin! Make sure to wear maroon or blue to show your support for your favourite team. Staff are also encouraged to dress up! GO QUEENSLAND!!

JUNE 17 Activities

❤️💕 Valentine’s Weekend in Brisbane! 💕❤️

Valentine’s weekend is coming up, with the special day happening on Tuesday, 14th of February. A lot of people will be celebrating across the weekend, so here are some of my suggestions for you guys to try! 🙂 And don’t worry if you’re single – these activities are just as perfect to enjoy with friends as well. ❤ ❤ #FriendshipIsJustAsImportant!

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🚲 Cycle around Brisbane:

The Brisbane City Council bike hire is a really convenient and affordable way to see our beautiful city from a different point of view. Membership is only $3 per month for students, and you can even use your GoCards to rent them! Why not ride along the riverside at sunset?  To sign up, click here.

 

🌿 Nature Lovers:

Hiking is another great idea if you like to do things differently. Brisbane is surrounded by beautiful rain forests and reserves that are perfect to explore with your loves. Take a look at our previous BLOG post about the best walking paths in Brisbane.

We also host some of the best waterfalls in Australia as well! One of my personal favourites is Curtis Falls down in the Gold Coast hinterlands. You can even cool off in the rock pools there after your walk! Take a look at other suggestions here.

 

💪 Adrenaline Lovers:

Do you need a little extra convincing to take your breath away this Valentine’s Day? Then this is sure to do it for you. The Story Bridge is one of three bridges IN THE WORLD that you can climb! You’ll have to get in quick to secure your spots, as this is a popular time to book. Tickets start from $99, and you can even get photos to remember the occasion. Check pricing info and availability on their website.

This is also bound to get the heart pumping – skydiving!!! There are several skydiving hot spots around Brisbane, so take a look at the website and choose one for yourself! Make sure to get plenty of photos!!

 

🍕 Dinner & Chill:

Brisbane riverside is filled with romantic and luxurious restaurants! Stretching from Eagle Street Pier through to South Bank, you’re bound to find something that fits your style and budget. Here’s a list of restaurants if you’re looking for something a little fancier. Or if you’re like me and just want to spend quality time, why not take a picnic blanket, some snacks and soak in the environment down by the South Bank esplanade? How lovely!

 

Night Lights:

This one you’ll need a car for, because there is no public transport available in the evenings. Or you could Uber! If you haven’t been to Mt Coot-Tha yet, now is the perfect time to take that special someone for a view to remember. See our beautiful city encased in its night lights from the top of the look-out. It’s truly breathtaking. Make sure to take a blanket or wear a coat as it can get windy up there!
Another suggestion to do after dark is to ride the Brisbane Wheel in South Bank. They also offer VIP styled booths, so you and your guest can spend some time in private. ❤ Price lists can be found on their website.

 

🐤 Stay on a Farm:

THIS is something I want to try! This website has a list of farms around Brisbane that offer Bed & Breakfast or private rentals for weekends and special occasions. Experience the best of the Aussie outback, while watching the stars in the arms of your love. Some of the farm stay locations even offer daytime activities such as helping milk the cows, feeding chickens and even horseback riding through the mountain ranges. Of course, this activity requires a car to get to and from the location, so be sure to research this as well!

 

😍 Movies with a twist:

It’s one thing to go to the movie cinema, but why not take it to the next level by attending an outdoor cinema?! The Moonlight Cinemas are located in New Farm Park, and is the perfect way to spend an evening under the stars while watching your favourite flicks. Tickets are $14 (with a student card), and movies show daily. Book your tickets online here, or download the schedule here.


❤ Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!! ❤

New Students – 17/10/16

Say a big G’DAY to our brand new students starting today! ❤

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Back Row: Judith from Spain, Sangin from South Korea, Cristopher from Brazil and JongMin from South Korea.
Front Row: Eva from Spain, Widy from Brazil and YunJeong from South Korea!

We also welcome Shogo from Japan, who transferred to us from Lexis Maroochydore. Good luck with your IELTS course!

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Welcome to the Lexis Family, everyone!! Enjoy your first week!

😱 Watch out! It’s ‘swooping bird’ season!! 😱

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Australian Magpie

These little guys may look cute and innocent, (which for the most part, they are) ❤ , but the truth is they can be very deadly!

But the month of September is a particularly dangerous time for locals, as we enter the “swooping bird” season. Spring time brings with it some beautiful flowers, fresh green grass and of course our adorable new generation of wildlife. But it is during this time, our little magpie friends become very protective of their nests, so when you come within 100m of their home, they’ll feel threatened and will attack! 😲

You might have seen some people riding around with these weird attachments on their helmets.
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Or perhaps you’ve seen this video popping up on Facebook. 😆 😲 😂  

So what can you do to protect yourself? 

  • Avoid ‘defence zones’ (100-150m of the nest). Birds are a part of our world too, and they share common areas such as parks, fields, even your backyard. If you can avoid the area where birds are known to swoop, please do!
  • If you must go through one of these zones, try carrying a stick or some branches with you, but please do not hit them! 😦 These should only be used as a deterrant!
  •  Try wearing a wide brimmed hat, or use an umbrella. This will help protect your face.
  • If you are cycling, it might help to get off your bike and walk through the magpie zone. It is said that magpies do not like quick movements. Try not to run around!!
  • Wear glasses to protect your eyes!

Australia is full of wonderful wildlife, so please respect them during these times. Once the season is over, we can go back to living in harmony! 🙂 ❤

Stay safe!! 😀