How To Get A Grad Job
Despite being Australia’s most educated generation in a history, students are finding it tougher than ever to find themselves a graduate job after completing their studies.
Graduate Careers Australia reports that 32% of Bachelor graduates from the class of 2014 did not gain full-time employment within four months of graduating.
This has got to change.
My name is Michelle La, I am a Melbourne University Bachelor of Commerce Graduate.
Like too many other students, I found it incredibly difficult and competitive to secure a graduate job.
By the time I was in my final year of university, I had above average grades, been a committee member on three different student societies, held several casual/part time jobs, was a self-employed piano teacher, completed two volunteering placements, studied abroad on a university fully-funded scholarship at a summer school program in the United States and studied on exchange in the United Kingdom.
I say all of this not to gloat, but to highlight how – despite all of my endeavours – I was rejected over 50 times and was unable to get a graduate job in the field I wanted (marketing). I had no idea what I had done incorrectly, nor did I have much of an idea of how to improve.
What I knew for sure was something had to change.
I spent hundreds of hours researching what I could do better to ‘add value’ to myself and how I could improve my responses to every step of the application process. By the time the next graduate applications opened, I applied and succeeded in getting the marketing job I wanted.
How To Get A Grad Job was written so that I could share every step of my experience in securing a graduate job – from my background preparation, to my extra-curricular involvement, to every part of the application process and all the tips and tricks I’ve learnt along the way.
From making a great first impression, to writing job application responses, to mastering common interview questions and (nearly) everything else in between, this extensive resource details how students, from all year levels, can have the best opportunity to secure a graduate job.
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