Are you looking for expert job search tips and tricks in the ever changing job landscape of 2021? Our 2021 Trimester 1 Employability sessions will be delivered by our experienced Career Development Consultants to help you to gain practical information that you can utilize to begin your career hunting/planning. Our sessions are available at Nathan, Gold Coast and Online through Blackboard. This series is for students and graduates with all levels of job experience as we offer a range of different topics to suit your individual needs.
After two positive mentoring experiences, coupled with entering my final trimester at Griffith University, I decided to take up the role of mentee for the third and final time. I was fortunate to be paired with Hannah, a Director of Gaming from The Star Entertainment Group. I had a very insightful experience as Hannah’s mentee as she exposed me to the many different business functions within The Star. It was very interesting to learn about the different career options, and I found so many possible careers that I was not aware existed prior to meeting her.
Hannah was kind enough to meet with me on a weekly basis. She shared her own personal experiences as a student and of seeking a graduate role, along with information that she found valuable while building and advancing her own career. Hannah was very active in assisting me with resume and cover letter preparation, using her own resume as an example and taking the time to discuss it in detail. This helped me build a resume that is professional and engaging and presents my education and experience effectively.
We spoke about interviewing techniques, and through one of her contacts, I was given the opportunity to apply for a position as a Mass Gaming Marketing Coordinator at The Star. I was
fortunate to secure an interview for the position and it really helped to practice the skills I’d learned from working with Hannah.
Hannah’s level of professionalism, wisdom and enthusiasm is an inspiration and her mentorship has been outstanding. I have so much more insight into the different areas of marketing and had so many opportunities to grow and reflect on my skills, learning priorities and self-development. Hannah also taught me about work life balance, positive mental health and ensuring that I was connecting with likeminded, passionate and dedicated marketing professionals – lessons that have been so important this year but will stay with me for a long time.
Beyond the Mentorship Program
Through engaging in the Griffith University Industry Mentoring Program, I was able to grow as a future marketing professional, improve my skills and develop important professional relationships. The Program increased my passion and motivation to develop a career within marketing, broadened my perspective about the industry and helped me become a better version of myself. I would like to thank the team behind the Griffith Industry Mentoring Program, Breeda Crowley and Nicole Graham. They work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that students are participating in enriching mentoring experiences. I would highly recommend to other students at Griffith to grab the opportunity to join the Industry Mentoring Program, as it can play a positive role in your career growth and provides students with so many opportunities. I have learned so much from my mentors and I feel excited and confident about entering the workforce and applying the knowledge they have shared with me.
Wondering how to navigate your job search in the rapidly changing job market of 2020? The following on campus and webinar job search sessions will be delivered by our experienced Career Development Consultants to help you to gain practical and inspiring tips that you can utilize to begin your career hunting/planning. This series is for students and graduates with all levels of job experience as we offer a range of different topics to suit your individual needs.
Go to Careerboard in the ‘Careerboard Events’ page to book into these sessions and please use Blackboard to view webinars in the following links:
Remarkable Careers start with your degree and a secret ingredient: the Careers and Employment team. The Griffith Careers and Employment Service provides a range of solutions for students, graduates, businesses and staff. If you’re a student, we can help you plan your career and find work. We do this through providing many sought-after resources for free!
What is CareerBoard?
Griffith University’s CareerBoard is a free one-stop shop for jobs, events and career appointments. Log in daily so you don’t miss out on any resources/opportunities. Gain access here.
Need help navigating through CareerBoard?
This is the toolbar that will guide you through all of the resources available.
STOP 1 – Jobs
Enter keyword and hit search i.e. Graduate. New jobs are added daily, this is why it is recommended to log in everyday.
STOP 2 – Events
The Careers and Employment team offer webinars on career development, job search and webinars with external employers to provide the best industry insights and hints. Book in to your preferred events to receive links to join.
STOP 3 – Appointments
This is where you are able to book an appointment with one of our Career Development Consultants. They are here to assist you and provide free help with your career direction, cover letters, selection criteria, finding employment, interview preparation and more! Book an appointment today or meet our CDC’s below:
HINT: You are also able to submit your resume online for a free check on this same page!
STOP 4 – Ask a question.
Questions allows you to consult with a Careers and Employment staff member. The team will point you in the right direction.
Looking for some advice to kick start your job search in 2020? Attend the following sessions, delivered by our professional Career Consultants to gain practical and inspiring tips that you can utilise to begin your career planning and job search. This series is delivered at Nathan campus. Keep logging into Careerboard to find sessions delivered at other campuses, coming later in Trimester 1 2020! Graduates still on the hunt for a job are also encouraged to attend.
If you are yet to break into the workforce and get your first part-time or casual job, statistics support Christmas time as being your best bet to find one! Job openings (particularly in the retail sector) increase dramatically during this time. In fact, 60% of Christmas Casual jobs advertised in Australia are for retail work. Other common opportunities include hospitality work, product demonstrating for companies, reception duties and manual labour.