As you approach the final year of your studies, you need to start applying for Graduate position
Graduate recruitment programs, for positions that commence the following year, start to be advertised early in Semester One of your final year. Some will even have closed before the end of March! Throughout the year jobs will be advertised that you will want to apply.
You need to be constantly updating your resume to reflect your ongoing career development activities and start to target employers and the industries where you wish to work as a graduate.
Remember, for some employers you will need to address selection criteria, maybe attend an assessment centre, and of course, be ready for an interview!
If you haven’t already undertaken to build experience throughout your studies, it’s not too late – but the earlier your start, the better!
- It’s important to know when graduate vacancies open & close – sign up to get emails of degree related job vacancies
- Take advantage of Employers on Campus & Careers Fairs, and industry seminar series.
- Research more thoroughly the occupations that you are considering
- Develop your resume and other application document early and have it checked
- Develop your knowledge and experience with recruitment practices, interviews, assessment centres, online applications etc
- Pick up your copies of ‘Graduate Opportunities’, ‘GradJobs’ ‘Graduate Nursing Guide’ and ‘Online Public Service Recruitment Guide’, plus other related publications, that list information about employers, graduate programs and closing dates of important vacancies.
- Be mentored by a professional
- Participate in skills development & leadership programs
- Undertake work experience or vacation work program
- Find an industry or professional association related to your field – often these memberships are either free, or at a reduced cost, for students.
- Attend events to network with contacts
- Continue to undertake part time or casual work
- Volunteer with a group or organization of interest to you