Careers and employment centre

Boost your Employability

From First year to Final Year

Employers are looking for career ready graduates. Career development starts from the beginning of your university experience. Whether you're in first year, mid-course or in your final year, there are a number of things that you can do to increase your employability.

Boost your Employability is an online support module for all current students guiding you through the stages of your university degree, with information on how to develop and communicate your point of difference. Simply self-enrol and work your way through the interactive Guides relevant to you, below. Or you can fast-track to the Skill Development Activites on the main page for help with Resume / CV writing, Networking and Interviews.

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First Year?

You are about to embark on an exciting journey; a time to
explore, develop your strengths and discover what drives you.
Enjoy the ride!

Your checklist:

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Mid-Course?

Only you can design a university experience that is right for you,
because your career is your business.

Your checklist

  • Gain experience (paid or unpaid) and reflect on what you learnt.
  • Develop your industry networks and contacts.
  • Enter industry based Student Competitions.
  • Actively contribute to professional Student Clubs / Societies.
  • Attend Career Events - keep up-to-date through CareerConnect.
  • Become an ambassador / student representative for a
    Professional Association in your discipline.
  • Develop your online presence (e.g. LinkedIn profile).
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Final Year?

Set yourself apart and get ahead early to increase your future
employability.

Your checklist:

  • Get started on your graduate job applications from the BEGINNING of your final year.
  • Check out our Job Search Toolkits by discipline and other resources on CareerConnect.
  • Check CareerConnect for jobs and events and set up email
    alerts on external jobs boards.
  • Diversify your
    Experience
    (paid or unpaid). Reflect on what you
    learnt or Skills Developed.
  • Consider Peer Mentoring, Tutoring or Leadership programs.
  • Investigate post-graduate study options.
  • Update your professional online presence and watch your Social
    Media
    footprint!