Welcome to Career Fest 2017

Career Fest is aimed at bringing students a range of career and employability workshops, intimate industry events, and online webinars with industry and careers experts. 

Through this online portal, check out employer profiles and find out what opportunities are available, register for events and keep up to date with what's going on during Career  Fest.

 

Your personal brand matters

Published 24 March 2017 @ 12:54 PM, by Jennifer Burke

"Your personal brand is how you appear to the world. Therefore, it serves to reason that a strong brand is preferable to one that is unpolished and uninteresting.

Once people know who you are and begin to identify you with a specific area of understanding or expertise, you'll be well on your way to becoming the go-to person in your niche or industry.

The question is, how do you become more recognized? How do you build your authority and your following?"

Five ways to build your personal brand:

  • Understand and be your authentic self
  • Speaking engagements
  • Write thought leadership articles and participate in interviews
  • Build your online presence
  • Remain a student of your industry

Article:5 Steps to Build Your Personal Brand, by Thomas Small, Entrepreneur.com (2015)

What's happening on Thursday?

Published 23 March 2017 @ 10:44 AM, by Jennifer Burke

Don't forget if you would like to ask the Career Development team any questions related to graduate employment you can do so here!

Real World 101: What every graduate should know.

Published 23 March 2017 @ 10:42 AM, by Jennifer Burke

"As college students graduate from their degrees, they realize their expectations and the real world do not match. Although graduating from college is a great accomplishment which should be recognized, it is not the end. In fact, it is just the beginning of a totally new phase in life which the graduates are unfamiliar with. Below are some advice for the new graduates that are not thought in school."

  • Be patient
  • Keep learning
  • School friends and work friends are different
  • Compete with yourself.

Read the full article to find out more.

Article: Real World 101: What Every Graduate Should Know, Personal Branding Blog, Ceren Cubukcu (2015)

Is coding the blue collar job of the future?

Published 23 March 2017 @ 10:42 AM, by Jennifer Burke

With the world of work becoming more and more automated, with five million Australian jobs to be automated by 2030, what are the blue collar jobs of the future? Catherine Armitage writes about the future of programming.

Article: Is coding the blue collar job of the future? The Sydney Morning Herald, 2017

What's happening on Wednesday?

Published 22 March 2017 @ 11:13 AM, by Jennifer Burke

Don't forget if you would like to ask the Career Development team any questions related to graduate employment you can do so here!