Where is this long road of studying taking you? Think big. Build a vision of your future around a career, not a job and unlock your career with our Careers and Skills Hub.
The Careers and Skills Hub team have the resources, tools and expertise to help you find your ideal job once you graduate. We can help you get a competitive edge over other job seekers, and, we can boost your employability rank so you stand out from the rest.
Prepare for the job hunt
If you're looking to earn money while you study through part-time work or ready to graduate and join the workforce full-time, there are a lot of different avenues you can use to find a job. You can search online, use a recruitment agency or liaise directly with an organisation to tap into the hidden job market.
Get started finding a job using our top tips below.
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You can search for jobs online by:
- visiting job search sites, such as SEEK or Indeed
- looking at graduate jobs boards, such as GradConnection or GradAustralia
- finding jobs boards for where you live, such as on Evocities to find jobs in NSW regional cities or Jobsearch to find jobs in your area
- checking jobs noticeboards for your industry, such as Government jobs boards, health or creative jobs
- signing up to LinkedIn, joining Facebook employment groups or following job pages on social media
- looking at the Careers or Jobs sections of websites for companies where you’d like to work.
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There are lots of job vacancies that are never advertised. These unadvertised jobs are called "the hidden job market". To get these jobs, you’ll need to network with a range of professionals and look work out for jobs at companies in your circle. You’ll also need to work out how to tap into the hidden job market through methods appropriate for your industry.
Crack the hidden job market with these suggestions:
- put you name down on casual employment lists
- ask about short-term contracts or back-fill jobs at companies you’d like to work for
- follow company social media pages
- asking people in your professional circles if they know about any jobs
- networking with employers and professionals
- approaching businesses directly or cold calling
- get active on LinkedIn
- subscribe to company alerts
- go to Alumni events, conferences and other places where you may meet a prospective employer.
Build your hiring potential
For most students, the end goal of study isn't just to graduate, it is getting a job. Give yourself a jump start ahead of other graduate job seekers by adding more credentials to your resume on top of your degree.