How to Stand Out as a New Graduate!

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.

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What my First Jobs 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!

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Career hacks that will help you get the job

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!

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Who are Unitemps Griffith and what can we do for you?

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.

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Career Development Opportunities for Students and Grads

 By Alex Hargreaves

Career Development has been defined as a lifelong process of managing your learning, work, leisure and transitions in order to move toward a constantly evolving and improving future.  It basically means making a commitment to yourself to not let your graduation date be your end of learning date (even though it may be tempting to chuck in the towel and get complacent).

Career Development is learning new skills and ideas throughout every stage of your career and your life in general.  People who value Career Development tend to get promoted easier and have less trouble adapting to changes in the work place.  It’s not a bad habit to get into!

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Fair Work Act – What is it and how can it help you?

By Eric Le

My name is Eric, I am third year student at Griffith University majoring in Public Relations and English Linguistics.

I am currently completing my PR internship at Unitemps Griffith.  I wish I had of known about the Fair Work Act at the beginning of my working life, and I would like to share with you how knowing Fair Work inside and out can protect you during your career.

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The opportunity to work remotely may be easier than you think

By Patricia Whiting

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘working remotely’? Is it a vision of someone working in a rural region? Or do you imagine an adventurer, trekking through the Amazon in a remote area away from civilization?

Working remotely is as simple as not working at a physical location. Instead, it is the ability to work from home or other sites that are not the office. You are connected to your office through the internet and other technological advancements.

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