Tuesday 16th June 2020

We were honoured to have Sophie Bryant from Careers and Employability to run through pro-active job search strategies, and the resources available to students that the university offers.

*To discuss your individual job search strategy (including tailoring resumes, cover letters, key selection criteria, interviews), book a virtual careers appointment via: https://students.unimelb.edu.au/careers/get-advice/get-one-on-one-support

  1. Key drivers for job search success: (4:15
  • Self: values, strengths, skills, motivation, networks- EmployMe assessments
  • Degree: learning, knowledge and skills- refer to Handbook to identify these
  • Job marketpost-graduate job prospects
  • current COVID job market

2. Identifying roles/job titles to apply for within your industry: (12:38)

  • Graduate roles/programs
  • Entry level roles (part-time, casual, contracting)
  • Internships/cadetships
  • Mention self-employment- this is worth exploring in an appointment
  • Industry reports
  • Job Outlook
  • Library Guides: IBIS World and Company 360

3. Where to search: (28:05)

  • Careers Online
  • GradConnect
  • GradAustralia
  • LinkedIn
  • Other job search platforms: Jora, Seek, Indeed, Ethical Jobs, Probono etc
  • Identify companies/organisations- register for job alerts

4. Importance of a professional pitch: (44:58)

  • When you find jobs to apply for or when creating opportunities you will need a professional pitch
  • Utilised as career profile on resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, networking events, reaching out to develop network, interviews ‘Tell me about yourself’
  • Consider your ‘unique selling proposition’- what do you offer in skills/experience/motivation that makes you an ideal fit for the role?
  • Basic outline of cover letter
  • Addressing motivation, values, knowledge of organisation, highlighting skills with examples

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