When is the right time to start thinking about your career?

By Alex Hargreaves

This question occurred to me a few times as a student, but each time I shrugged it off and thought ‘probably too soon’ until I graduated.  I always had different part time jobs when I was studying, until towards the end of my degree, when I had a full time job.  I thought that I need not bother looking at different career options in my final year because I already had a job that paid the bills and that would buy me time to figure out what it was that I really wanted to do.  Unfortunately, this way of thinking hindered me from applying for many really great opportunities that I could have tried for at the beginning of my final year.  I am very happy where I ended up, but I have no idea what opportunities I passed on simply because I didn’t know about them.  The reality is, the time to start thinking about your career is: the moment you start University!

When is the right time to start thinking about your career

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How to be more professional as a student

By Alex Hargreaves

When attending networking events, it is easy to feel intimidated by senior managers who are smooth talkers and know exactly what to say and when to say it.  They seem to ooze confidence, command attention and are always dressed in the best.  University students are completely allowed to be, and are even expected to be, a little awkward in these situations.  It is good to keep in mind that senior leaders have usually been in their industry for a very long time and have gained a wealth of insight and experience into what they do. This extensive knowledge fuels their confidence when discussing their work with new people.  Nevertheless, if you would like to have an air of professionalism about you despite your lack of industry experience and/or age, this can definitely be achieved. When you put into practice the following skills, respect will instantly be earned!

How to be more professional as a student
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The S Model takes its first trip to a Brisbane university

By Alex Hargreaves 

On the 21st of March, the Tesla S Model made its first appearance on a university campus.  That university was GRIFFITH.  If you were lucky enough to be at Nathan that day or if made an effort to be there for the event, you would have had the privilege of gracing your eyes over the shiny, black, energy efficient automobile that Tesla is famous for.  You can have your own Tesla S Model for a mere drive away price of $131743.  If that doesn’t motivate you to aim for a high paying graduate job, I don’t know what will.

Tesla

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Graduate programs open for international students 2018

Graduate recruitment season is an exciting time for most final year students.  It’s the time that you can apply for the 2018 Graduate Program of the company(ies) of your dreams and begin tailoring video introductions, resumes and interview practice questions to fit the culture of those organizations.  Behind all the hype,  it should also be considered that some of us will be disappointed.  Namely, international students who have discovered that the program they wanted to apply for is only open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents.

Graduate Programs for International Students

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Welcome to your Careers Service 2017

Hello fresh faced students of 2017!  We look forward to meeting you here at Griffith Careers and Employment and we hope that you will benefit from engaging with our services.  If you are a continuing student and you have used, or have always wanted to try the services we offer, 2017 is the time.

MeetCESTeam

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Google Online Marketing Challenge 2017

Are you obsessed with Google?  Do you want to the chance to put your Googley-ness into action this year? Do you like to help people succeed?  Yes, yes and yes? Perhaps you might want to consider signing up for the 2017 Google Online Marketing Challenge.

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Surviving your first day in a new job

By Alex Hargreaves

Walking into the work place on the first day of your brand new job can be a terrifying experience. After hearing the news that you got the job, you most likely spent the following days phoning your parents, bumping fists with your friends and jumping around in excitement over the glorious news that you managed to talk someone into giving you a real job. It is great to think that whilst other people probably applied for the job, YOU were the chosen one. What a way to stroke your ego. Not only this, but there will now be an endless supply of money gradually flowing into your bank account.  You know that even if your new job doesn’t sound very entertaining, not being poor is awesome and worth being excited about.  However, after the celebration ends, D day must come.  It’s time to prove that all of those stories you told about yourself in the job interview are actually true.  If your new boss thinks you can speak fluent Japanese, you might want to be able to say more than konitchiwa before the big day. Even though it’s scary to think about your first day on the job, we have some tips that you can use to take the edge off.

Surving your first day in a new job

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