There’s no denying that the job market right now is tough and a lot of students are feeling the anxiety of the situation. At our university we are lucky enough to have a dedicated careers team that assists students in increasing their employability and give them the best chance at landing a job. I got some advice from Renèe Smith, a Careers Consultant from the Careers Service, about job seeking in a time like this and how we can better our employment prospects.
Okay final year students and near graduates, listen up! When it comes to searching for a job after graduation, you typically have two options: a graduate program or a graduate position. Sometimes there is no way of knowing what’s better for us and some people might not even know that these are different. I don’t blame you – it can be difficult to tell them … Continue reading Graduate program vs graduate position: what’s the difference?
Imagine you’ve just finished your degree and have managed to score an interview for your dream job. You now have the tertiary qualification, and because of this, you know you’re a much stronger candidate for the position than someone without one. Now, imagine you’re sitting in the waiting room with the five other candidates ready to be interviewed, and after some brief chatter, you realise … Continue reading How early is too early to start thinking about your career?
When you choose to study at UON, there are usually three reasons for doing so: You enjoy the course content You’re aiming for a specific career path You’re here for the ride In every degree, there’s often a traditional career pathway with an emphasis on specific jobs depending on your major or directed courses. While it can be easy to start thinking ‘I’m not going … Continue reading Unexpected places your degree can take you
So your years as an undergraduate have come to an end and ultimately you’re asking yourself, what the #$%* am I supposed to do now? Whether you’re planning on continuing onto postgrad study, taking some time to consider your future or jumping straight into the workforce, do not panic, you’ll figure it out and if you take only one thing from this article please let … Continue reading So you’ve finished your degree…what now?