Career support services
Careers and Employability offers a range of services and resources to assist current students and recent graduates in planning and developing their careers, from simple, self-directed activities through to one-on-one, personalised career guidance.
Login to CareerConnect
CareerConnect is Murdoch’s online careers portal to support your job search and career development activities. The portal is a free resource for Murdoch students, graduates and staff as well as employers wanting to reach Murdoch students.
Within CareerConnect, you can:
Access job search toolkits – Get job search support tailored to your field of study with our downloadable job search toolkits. Learn how to improve your resume and cover letter writing, interview with confidence, answer selection criteria and create a professional LinkedIn profile.
View the jobs board – The jobs board lists opportunities advertised by employers seeking Murdoch students. Search for current opportunities including graduate employment, internships and part-time or casual jobs.
Get your job application checked – Receive professional feedback on your job application from a Career Development Advisor. Submit your job application documents through the homepage on CareerConnect. You can also bring your resume/CV along to one of our drop-in sessions.
Workshops and events
Our Career Development Advisors deliver workshops on job search strategies and career development. Check the events tab in CareerConnect for upcoming sessions and book a place.
Boost your employability
Boost Your Employability is an online support module with useful checklists and practical career development learning through self-paced guides for each stage of your degree. Available to all current students, you can start and re-visit the guides any time and work your way through sections relevant to you.
Come to a 15 minute drop-in session
Meet with a Career Development Advisor for tips and advice on:
- how to find experience or a job as a student
- accessing degree-related career information and job search resources
- feedback on your resume
- how to prepare for an upcoming interview
- where to look for graduate jobs
- how to develop your industry network
- what employers are looking for and how they recruit
- next steps such as a career guidance appointment or attending a workshop.
Drop-in sessions are held Monday to Friday from 12pm – 2pm in the Geoffrey Bolton Library foyer during semester. This service is reduced to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during semester breaks. These sessions are on a first come, first serve basis.
Receive individual career guidance
Receive tailored career guidance in a half hour one-on-one appointment with a Career Development Advisor, who can assist you with:
- career guidance and options
- career development planning and increasing employability
- interview practice for an upcoming job interview.
Launch a great idea through entrepreneurship
Exploring innovative ideas and self-employment through entrepreneurship can give you the opportunity to be creative in developing your career or gaining experience in your field of study. Entrepreneurship can take several forms such as start-up, freelancing, consultancy or project-based employment.
The Launchpad team can assist you to nurture your idea with space to collaborate with other students, academics and industry leaders.
Where should I start?
We can help you at each stage of your degree, whether you’re starting out or have recently graduated.
Career help during your degree
Right from the start of your degree through to completion, we can help you design your career as you study.