Recent statistics have shown that each entry level job vacancy advertised in Australia has an average of 20 university graduates competing for the position. In fact, an article published by The Conversation stated that it takes the average Australian graduate approximately 4.7 years after leaving uni to find a full time job. With scary statistics like this, it’s best to start thinking about your future career options well ahead of your graduation date. However, if you were having so much fun living up #studentlife that you forgot about the finding a job part at the end of the road, there are still practices you can put into place post-graduation to demonstrate to employers that you are a stand out candidate.
What my First Jobs Have Taught Me
By Alex Hargreaves
I am 24, and during my short amount of years, I’ve had a few different jobs. From walking my neighbour’s dogs for an hourly rate of $2 and a bag of lollies, to scooping rice into plastic containers for my local Indian Restaurant, I truly believe there is something to be learnt at every new job you try. Often, as students, it is easy to get caught up in the notion of your ‘dream job’ and to discredit any part time jobs you have before you get there. It’s important to stop and smell the roses on the way. If you have a part time job to make ends meet, take a moment to reflect on what you have learnt in your role and how your job has helped you to develop professionally. Even the most horrible of jobs can teach you things about yourself. Embrace them!
Want to fast track your future career? Each year, Griffith Industry Mentors provide our students (and 2018 graduates!) with practical and inspiring career advice, industry insight and a glimpse into the world of work. Our community Mentors spans the world – with over 900 mentors from a wide variety of industries, there’s bound to be a great one for you! Ready to be a part of it? Expressions of interest for Trimester 1, 2019 are now open. To be matched with an Industry Mentor, you will need to have completed at least 80 credit points (undergraduate students). Postgraduate students and PhD candidates can join the Program at any stage of their studies. Get involved in our Online, Brisbane or Gold Coast programs. The best part? You select your mentor from our community of experts, so you know upfront that your match will be directly relevant to your career.
Thomas was in his final year of Bachelor of Business (majoring in Event Management & HR) when he received a targeted email from his head of faculty about the Disney Cultural Exchange Program. While some would dream about working for Disney, sharing a work place with Mickey Mouse and Cinderella, this was not Tom.
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The next Meet the Wavemakers | Signs of Movement event is coming up on August 2 and is a support event for the A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift exhibition that is currently on display at Gallery at HOTA until September 9.
Guests to this event will participate in a lively discussion on movement and its cultural manifestations. No topic is off limit as these experts in their fields talk about how they use movement through their ideas and practice. They will share stories about their lives, works, fears and everything in between.
“The Gallery is looking forward to bringing to the Gold Coast an event that offers a rare opportunity to meet and engage with nationally recognised professionals from contrasting areas of the arts,” said Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director, Gallery at HOTA.
This year’s Wavemakers are Geraldine Barlow, Curator of International Art, QAGOMA; local artist Dr Chris Bennie and Co-founder of Boomerang Bags, Jordyn De Boer.
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Date: Thurs 2 Aug
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Cost: $15 / Concessions $10
To book tickets, visit www. hota.com.au/gallery/meet-wavemakers-signs-movement
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Superfly – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing it to a new generation.
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By Alex Hargreaves
As a student, it can seem extremely overwhelming to be at the beginning of a job search and have no idea where to start, especially if it is the first time you have tried to look for a job. There is so much conflicting advice thrown around in the university space and with different tools such as LinkedIn, Wix, resume building sites and recruitment agencies, it can be confusing to navigate your way to the right path. Luckily, there are a few simple career hacks that can make landing that job so much easier. You will wonder why you didn’t realise how helpful the people around you are sooner!
By Patricia Whiting
Originally established in the United Kingdom, Unitemps is a successful University owned recruitment agency franchise. As our remarkable students are the heart of our University, we understood the importance of bridging any gaps between higher education study and the workforce.