Paddl for Students: 9 Things You Need To Know
What is Paddl?
Paddl is a web application that connects you to paid, course-relevant jobs while studying, maximising your employment outcomes.
How does it work?
Paddl works with Educators to map your courses to relevant industry sectors (we call these Villages). If a local Employer posts a job and tags it to your village, it will appear in your news feed, sorted by location.
How do I get access?
Paddl is an invite-only platform which your Educator has to unlock for you. If your Educator hasn’t yet joined Paddl, don’t worry, you can request your invite here and we’ll let you know as soon as they do.
Does it cost anything for me to use Paddl?
No — Paddl is completely free to use as a Student once you have access.
I have access, now where do I begin?
Good question! We’ve put together a Paddl guide which takes you through the on-boarding process. Everything from setting up your profile and adding a photo, to making a lasting impression with our message feature can be found in the guide here.
I forgot my password, what do I do?
You should definitely panic and give up, just kidding! Head on over to the login page and click on the link below that says ‘Forgot Password’. Alternatively you can also click here to reset it. If you’re still experiencing trouble, click the blue circle at the bottom right hand corner of the page to chat with a friendly Paddl crew member.
How do I know if my application is complete?
If you head to the ‘Applications’ section of Paddl, you’ll be able to see all of the applications you’ve started. From here you can go into each to see the status. Remember, you need to send a message to the employer for your application to be complete.
How will I know if I got the job or not?
Once you’ve sent a message to the employer, the ball is in their court. If your application is successful you will be contacted by them and invited to the next step of the process (this could be a casting call, a group interview, or even a trial shift). However, not all our Employers have the time to respond to each message, so don’t be disheartened if you don’t hear back. You may like to send a follow up message to the Employer but don’t be too naggy.
I’ve logged into Paddl and I can’t see any jobs in my feed. Is something wrong?
We’re quite new on the scene (we officially launched in March 2016) so we’re working really hard to bring you as many job opportunities as we possibly can. At the moment you might only see a few jobs in your feed but rest assured there’ll be plenty more very soon!
If you still have a burning question that you need us to help with, reach out to us via the blue button in the bottom right corner of Paddl, or send us an emailhere.