Adapting to the Australian job market – for international students

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Are you one of the many international students who will graduate with the opportunity to remain in Australia to undertake employment? Are you seeking Australian work experience or an internship during your studies? Discover proactive job search strategies that work for international students and graduates and learn the skills and information you need to present yourself with confidence.

If you have ever felt frustrated by Careers Fairs and employers advertising roles for ‘Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents only’, then this seminar is for you. International students and graduates can experience success in their Australian job search, but will benefit from looking for work differently than local students do. This seminar will assist international students who are considering remaining in Australia post-graduation on the 485, 517, 462, 457 or similar visas, as well as those who are seeking Australian work experience or an internship during their studies.

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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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Standout resumes career seminars

images (13)How do you ensure your resume will reach an employer?

Standout Resumes Workshop

How many times have you actually looked at your resume this year let alone updating it? Have you added your latest experiences, accomplishments, work experience or contacted your referees for a refresher chat? Wherever you are in your own resume review, this workshop will help you get the edge on your competitors by learning what employers are looking for in a resume.

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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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Making the most of your post-study work visa (485) – for international students

images (10)Making the Most of Your Post-Study Work Visa (485)

 For our International Students

Are you one of the many international students who will graduate with the opportunity to remain in Australia to gain work experience? This is a great opportunity – but, you still have to find someone to hire you. Discover proactive job search strategies that work for international students and graduates and get ready to launch your career in Australia!

Students are welcome to attend seminars on any campus.

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Taking it to the next level – Interchange Consultancy

interchangeYou may not know their faces but most Griffith students will be familiar with their events when deciding their future career path. Most of us have attended the Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) which is Australia’s largest careers expo offering study options from over 250 representatives. Interchange Consultancy is the brainchild of couple Shane Lynch and Hedy van Hofwegen which started in 1997 with their first careers expo for the Gold Coast region. An interesting correlation to this story is that Shane and Hedy are Griffith graduates who studied Business and Science respectively.

Shane’s previous experience in HR, training colleges and attending hundreds of expos as an exhibitor gave him the inside edge into educational expos. “I got the feel of what it was like on the other side of the booth. I used to make a few little notes about what was good about it and what I didn’t like about it,” he explains. From there, it ignited a business idea which is gaining momentum every year and now covers six major careers expos.

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Jazz the night away – Kristin Berardi

Kristin-BerardiWith many accolades to her name, Kristin Berardi won the Montreux Jazz Festival International Vocal Competition in 2006, two National Australian Bell Awards for the Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2010 and 2012 , the first and only vocalist to receive the Freedman National Jazz Award 2010; has released a number of albums and toured nationally and overseas. Graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium, Kristin now shares her expertise with current students in the Jazz Voice course.

The Careers and Employment team asked Kristin about her amazing journey from student to professional musician, her influencers and the tips she can provide budding musicians.

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