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!

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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

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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!

REGISTER HERE

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An Ode to Griffith: So Long, So Farewell

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By Kylie Robinson

Major heartbreak, meeting and marrying the love of my life, completing a postgraduate qualification and making lifelong friends marks some defining moments of my Griffith University career. I start this blog post with descriptions of personal tragedies and exhilarating highs because career growth and life experience don’t happen separately – they occur simultaneously. After almost 10 years as a proud member of the Griffith clan, today marks my last day. My life  is nearly unrecognisable to the naive, terrified 24 year old who started at the university, unsure and anxious about the step I was taking.

As I sit down to write this blog, I’m not really sure how to articulate my feelings. How do I explain what this place represents to me? The words came to my mind earlier but as I write now it’s not so easy to articulate my feelings about the place I know as my home away from home. Griffith is so much more than just my workplace; it’s where I’ve grown up.

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Flying solo with an education degree

Jacqui Close Up2014 Education graduate Jacquelyn Nesbitt spoke to us about why she chose education, her study journey and her hopes after graduation.

What did you study and why?

Ever since I started school I knew I wanted to be a teacher, so naturally, when the time (finally) came to choose what I wanted to study, I enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (Primary). After studying for two years you’re given the opportunity to choose a specialist area, and I chose Middle Schooling as I really enjoyed teaching in the middle years (years 4 to 9).

What were the most interesting things you learned in your degree?

My degree at Griffith University was filled with so many interesting learning experiences. Not only did I learn my teacher’s tricks of the trade, but I also understood how to create engaging learning experiences that can cater for a variety of students.

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How to use LinkedIn to benefit my career

images (14)What does your LinkedIn profile say about you?

With more than 300+ million users, LinkedIn is the most popular social network for professionals.  Are you using it to it’s fullest potential?

LinkedIn can be an extremely powerful tool.  In this seminar you will learn how many of LinkedIn’s functions can be used to better optimise your on-line presence, effectively search for job opportunities and extend your professional network.

Students are welcome to attend seminars on any campus.

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10 secrets of success in securing employment

shutterstock_95507272_smlIt’s a brand new year, a brand new start to get inspiration for your job hunt!

 10 Secrets of Success in Securing Employment

The job search is much more than getting your resume together and applying online for jobs. There are too many graduates who have this covered. This seminar is designed to help you to stand out from the crowd.

It will review strategies past graduates have used successfully to secure employment, steps you can take to improve your own job search and links to resources to help you along the way.
It is never too early (or late!) to learn how to succeed in finding graduate employment. The key is to start now, take action and seek help when you need it.

 

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Five simple ways to boost your career these holidays

By Sophie Wood

I just finished up my third year of a marketing and journalism degree, which means only one more left! So unfortunately my summer is a little less about the beach and a little more about internships and work experience. Not every one of you is going to graduate in a year but every one of you is going to graduate eventually. So here are some simple, ‘no fuss’ actions you can take these holidays to help further your career prospective.

  1. Socialise at events – Let’s be honest and admit that there is very little that you feel like doing during your holidays that isn’t sitting in front of the television and watching Ellen. Am I right? But sometimes you’ve just got to get yourself out of the house and start socialising! Events are the perfect environment to do this as well as a valuable opportunity to follow your passions and meet likeminded people. It could be as simple as going to a networking event held by the university or as involved as attending a conference. Either way, make the most out of the event and build your networks. You never know what will follow.

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