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.
Effective networking (1 hour 30 minutes)
Networking is a vital part of career planning and ongoing employment success – and it’s a skill that can be taught and fostered. In this workshop, students will learn what networking is, how to develop networking skills, how to identify valuable additions to a network, and how to use networks to develop employability and advance careers.
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 (3 hours)
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 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Entering the workforce can be a challenging experience, particularly in a new country. Aimed at international students, this 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 (30 minutes)
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? (1 hour 30 minutes)
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 (1 hour 30 minutes)
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 (1 hour 30 minutes)
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? (1 hour 30 minutes)
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.
Leadership 101 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours you’ll need for effective leadership, taking you to career success and beyond.
Inspired by Sir John Monash, and guided by the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, this workshop complements Career Connect’s Leap into Leadership Online modules, enabling you to learn the language of leadership and the underlying theories.
Through numerous interactive activities, you’ll explore what leadership means, how leadership skills can increase self-efficacy and employability, and what actions you can take to develop your leadership capabilities at Monash.
The Value of Volunteering (1 hour 30 minutes)
At Monash, we encourage all students to be of service to their community through servant leadership and community building activities such as volunteering.
This workshop teaches you how to continue building a culture of volunteerism, and how it benefits not only you, but society. You’ll learn about the effect of volunteering on Australian society, how employers see volunteering roles as valuable professional experience, and how skills, knowledge and experience gained can be transferred to the employment landscape. You’ll also get insights into the volunteering sector, and learn how to find opportunities and choose roles that build employability skills.
Presenting with impact (1 hour)
Presentation skills are critical for success at university and in the workplace. This session provides insights and practical tools for successful presentations, including information on:
- setting objectives and structuring content
- managing nerves and building confidence
- commanding the attention of your audience and the art of storytelling
- voice, tone and body language
- answering questions.
Psychometric testing and video interviewing (1 hour)
Psychometric testing and video interviews are an integral part of the graduate and internship recruitment process, so knowing how to excel and succeed in them is a valuable skill. This session covers:
- what psychometric testing is and the different types of tests you might be asked to complete
- how employers use psychometric test results to shortlist applicants
- how to perform well in psychometric tests
- the video interview process
- the types of questions you might be asked in a video interview and how an employer will measure your responses.
Building an impactful personal brand (1 hour)
Being able to convey an authentic personal brand is essential when applying for jobs. This session will explore:
- the meaning of “brand” – both corporate and individual
- understanding your own personal brand and how you can apply it to the workplace
- understanding your impact on others, and how to talk about yourself in a compelling and unique way
- frameworks for your individual “elevator pitch”.