5 ways to get the most out of the 2016 Career Fairs



By Alex Hargreaves

Do you want to start building a network of contacts in your field? Do you want to stand out and linger in the minds of potential employers? The 2016 Gold Coast Careers Fair offers you the perfect opportunity! Employers from a range of industries will be available at the 2016 Gold Coast Careers Fair to discuss career prospects with Griffith students. It is highly important to come armed and prepared on the day, as the event has the potential to be a real game changer. On that note, here are some tips you may find useful to get the most out of your time at Griffith Careers Fair 2016.

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Get a free resume check up at Resume Rescue!

resume rescue

Come meet our Career Leaders and get a free resume check up at Resume Rescue sessions throughout Semester One!

Our wonderful Career Leaders will be stationed in multiple areas throughout Semester One, giving you the tips and tricks to fine tune your resume and make it truly stand out with employers. The Career Leaders are students from all disciplines who have been trained in writing professional resumes and can give you excellent advice with yours.

Don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume (paper preferred) and have a look at our online resources in preparation for your time with the Career Leaders. Please note, these sessions are short 10 minute drop ins where you will be provided with handouts, suggestions and more. If you need more time, you can book a 20 minute appointment with a Career Counsellor through your CareerBoard account.

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Learn about the Woolworths Grad Program at Griffith’s Red Zones


Do you want to work for one of Australia’s largest and most complex organisations?

Few organisations in Australia can match the size and variety of professional opportunities that Woolworths offers. As one of the country’s largest and most complex organisations (with 200,000 employees and market capitalisation of $50 billion), they can provide amazing development experiences for you – both as a graduate and throughout your career.

Woolworths are currently recruiting across multiple disciplines for their 2017 graduate programs (and they’ll pay relocation costs for successful applicants willing to relocate interstate).

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Meet your Careers Service!

meet your career service


Attention first, second and final year students! Your Careers and Employment Service will be available throughout O-Week and Week One to answer all your career related questions. If you want to know how to find part time work, source graduate vacancies, learn about graduate employment and vacation programs (more info on this coming soon) or even figure out what to do with your life, please feel free to come and have a chat.

We will be on hand to give you an overview of our services and let you know how you can engage with us throughout your degree to maximise your career opportunities and land your dream job at the end of your studies. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?

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Job Search Seminars Coming O-Week!


The Careers and Employment Service is looking forward to welcoming all commencing and continuing students in O-Week! To help get you ready for the year ahead, we have a range of job search seminars to help you find the perfect job, whether it be part time employment while studying or that dream job at the end of your degree.

If you graduated last year and have been struggling to get a job, these sessions are perfect for you! Our expert career development officers will be offering their advice based on up to date employer and industry trends.

Please ensure you register for a seminar in advance.

Click here for Seminar Registrations

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Love Google? Become a Google Student Ambassador!


Are you a tech savvy, engaged student with great leadership, social media and event management skills? Do you love Google and possess a certain Google-y quality? Are you enthusiastic and want to get the best possible experience before graduation? Then come along to the Griffith Google End of Year Picnic at QCA, South Bank on Thursday December 3rd.

Griffith’s amazing Google Student Ambassador, Erika, has organised the event and will be available to answer your questions about the program. As a Google student ambassador, you have the opportunity to plan and host fun events on campus, act as a campus contact for Google teams, learn about innovative Google products and programs and help Google better understand Griffith’s university culture.

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November workshops – resumes, graduate employment, LinkedIn and more!

job search workshops


Make the most of your University break with our job workshops in November. Our Careers Counsellors are experts in all things employment and are giving their time to help you land your dream job. The holidays are a perfect time to get the edge in the job race!


Graduate job search is much more than getting your resume together and applying online for jobs. Beginning your graduate job search? Find out how to stand out from the crowd!

Date Location Time
Monday 23 November Nathan N16_0.06 10am – 12pm
Tuesday 24 November Logan L04_1.01 10am – 12pm
Tuesday 24 November Gold Coast G11_3.56 11am – 1pm
Wednesday 2 December Southbank S07_1.23 10am – 12pm

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Griffith SRC’s Interview Games November 23


Get real life interview experience and lunch on us!

The Student Representative Council’s Interview Games are set to hit Nathan campus on November 23! Get real life interview experience with the Careers Service’s highly trained Career Leaders and get scored on your interview answers before heading into the great unknown (aka a real life interview with an employer).

This event is a fantastic way to practice your interview answers with people who really know what employers are looking for, win prizes and get lunch on us! While the uni break is a great time to relax, catch up with Netflix and Narcos (highly recommended) and make the most of finishing your exams for the year, it’s also a prime opportunity to get the edge in the employment race. This is why you’ll also have the chance to attend job workshops with our expert Careers Counsellors covering topics like 10 Secrets of Success in Securing Graduate Employment, Standout Resumes, Using LinkedIn to Benefit Your Career and Getting a Job in Australia (for International Students). You can choose which Interview Games session you would like to attend to fit around the workshops – details of which will be posted here later in the week. Registrations are limited so be quick!


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Resume Rescue is coming to a campus near you! Check out dates, locations and times.


Come and meet our Career Leaders throughout the semester at our Resume Rescue stand. Bring your printed resume to get it checked and tips on how to improve it.  Check out where our Career Leaders will be in May.

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Reflecting on CareersFest

By Elizabeth Moss

As HRM + resume rescuepart of Griffith University’s Careers Month extending throughout March, the CareerFest at Nathan campus was an excellent opportunity for students to explore options for employment beyond university and pick up some great tips about how to work towards their dream career.

Held on campus on March 17th and 18th, CareerFest presented students with guidance and advice in a variety of areas. The campus heart was a hub of activity, with stalls catering to an array of student interests. There were stands dedicated to Griffith University’s internship programs which provide students with real world experience while they study; kiosks demonstrating potential job opportunities on campus and beyond and of course a free sausage sizzle sponsored by
Australian Defence Force Recruiting to feed the hoards of hungry students.

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