Having great employability skills is an enormous advantage, whether you’re applying for your first job or wanting to develop your career. To help you improve these skills, we provide employability workshops that cover a range of topics, providing you with in-depth information about the skills employers want.
If you’d like to register for any of the workshops described below, log into the Career Gateway.
Employment essentials is a short, intensive session focusing on the basic skills you’ll need in order to enter the job market. You’ll be presented with practical information and interactive activities that will equip you to impress any prospective employer. You’ll also be introduced to basic job-searching techniques.
Maximising your LinkedIn profile
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. If you want to increase your employability reach and attract international employers, it’s essential that you know how to use LinkedIn’s features to develop your profile.
In this session, you’ll learn how to use LinkedIn for career research and development, growing your network, and searching for jobs.
Mock graduate assessment centre
Assessment centres are an increasingly popular recruitment tool that is used to assess how well graduates can perform a wide range of challenging tasks.
This three-hour interactive workshop is specifically tailored to students who are in their final years of study. You’ll be introduced to assessment centre fundamentals and experience a realistic simulated assessment centre, including a simulated panel interview with an in-tray exercise and group activity, and a question-and-answer session with Career Connect’s experienced facilitators.
Working in Australia
Entering the workforce can be a challenging experience, particularly in a new country. Aimed at international students, this short but intensive program will help you develop your understanding of Australian workplace culture.
The session covers:
- how to find and apply for work in Australia
- your employment rights
- how to highlight your experience and skills
- why you may want to find part-time and casual work in Australia during your studies.
Know your work rights in Australia
If you’re planning to work in Australia, you’ll need to know your rights as an employee.
In this 30-minute session, you’ll learn about your basic work rights and entitlements, your employer’s legal obligations, and the resources that are available to help you build your knowledge of workplace law.
How do I find a job?
Finding that important first job after graduation can be the hardest job you’ll ever find. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the key elements of the employment marketplace. We’ll explain recruitment processes, both simple and complex, demystify job ads, explain key selection criteria, and uncover the hidden job market.
This is the perfect workshop if you want to discover how to use networking and relationship building to uncover opportunities that will get you a foot in the door.
Nailing the interview
Want to master the art of interviews? This interactive session will give you the information you need to nail the interview. You’ll learn what to do before, during and after the interview, what questions to expect, and how to answer them. We’ll also show you why research and interpersonal skills are so important in helping you to convince the interviewer that you’re the right person for the job.
Effective career planning
If you want to have a successful career, you need a clear career development plan. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to start career planning so that you can achieve your goals and provide employers with what they’re looking for. Using insights gained from real-world experience, our facilitator will show you the skills you need, how best to develop your capability (even if you don’t have work experience in a particular field), and how to make an impression in a highly competitive graduate marketplace.
How does graduate recruitment work?
Graduate recruitment is big business. As a new graduate seeking work, you’re seen as the future of the organisation and its success. Employers take this process very seriously, and prospective employees have many hurdles to overcome in proving they’re the right fit for the organisation (that is, that they have the right interpersonal skills, knowledge, and ability and will fit in with the organisation’s culture and values).
This workshop gives you the opportunity to learn about graduate recruitment from an expert in the field. You’ll gain an understanding of all aspects of the graduate recruitment process, from application to interview types, assessment centres and psychometric testing. If you want to navigate the graduate employment market with confidence, this workshop is for you.