Useful resources

Demystifying Psychometric Assessments

May 23, 2024

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It can be rather daunting to be told you have to complete a psychometric assessment when you apply for a job, particularly if you’ve never done one before. Student Employability and Careers Specialist Emma Spires demystifies the process.

You are as good as your next move!

May 23, 2024

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Yay, the career event is over. And you think you nailed it! Well, no, not quite.  After making all that effort you don’t want to lose out on future opportunities by scurrying back into your corner and not following up.

Here are 6 tips on how to keep momentum up after the fair or event is over.

Identifying and building your skills

May 16, 2024

Stand out in a crowd of applicants

Are you worried you don't have skills that employers are looking for? You’d be surprised how many skills you’re developing, alongside your technical and professional skills, as you study, work and play. Get some pointers from four employers!

Tips on CVs for Creative and Design Roles

May 14, 2024

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How do you put your best self forward when applying for design or other creative roles? By providing a CV and online portfolio – yes you need both and they need to be separate.

Do Something for Nothing and Gain Heaps

May 9, 2024

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Doing something for nothing? Why would you? Actually there are compelling career reasons for volunteering, as well as giving back to your community! And it isn't just me banging on about it! Big players like SEEK agree.

Don't ignore a grad job because of the title

October 2, 2023

You got this job

You are very unlikely to go into your dream job immediately after you graduate. No, don’t sigh and bin this blog. All I’m saying is that often the best entry level graduate roles do not sound like dream jobs, but they will lead to them if you’re good at what you do.

Conquering the final reflection

September 28, 2023

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Volunteering - tick! Leadership - tick! Employability workshops - tick! You'll be feeling good. Just the final Edge reflection/Beyond interview to go and you'll have completed the award you've put many hours of free time into.

So don’t ruin it all now by not allowing enough time to work on your Final Reflection/Interview. Typically, it can take from 2 to 8 hours to draft, refine, polish and complete

7 Tips on creating a great CV

June 27, 2023

O for Awesome CV

Employers are often flooded with CVs that don’t meet the job criteria or are extremely bland and formulaic. This blog offers tips on how to make a great CV that gets employers wanting to find out more about you.

Networking is possible to conquer

May 16, 2023

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Fronting up to a stranger, particularly someone who may end up being your employer, is not the easiest thing to do in the world. It can be terrifying, yet that is what you need to do at events such as career expos, right?

The good news is that it is really really possible to develop good networking skills – communicating and developing a connection with strangers. Read how five graduates overcame their reluctance to network – and ended up in great jobs - by lots of practice.

Volunteering Adds Value to your CV

April 25, 2023

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Do you look at your CV and feel it is a bit thin on activities and experience? How do you show an employer you’re good at being organised or team work, when you don’t have any proof? Have you ever considered the benefits of volunteering.