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Career Ready: October Events

There’s something for everyone this month at Career Ready! Check out the infographic below to see at a glance our broad range of October events as we wind down for the semester. For details on locations and to reserve your spot click here.

Regional campuses

Events running at regional campuses:

  • Videoconference: Career Options in Agricultural Science & Agribusiness
  • Webinar: Resumes for Psychology Students
  • Career Ready: Resumes & Job Applications (Bendigo)
  • Career Ready: Preparing for Interviews (Bendigo)
  • Transition to the Teaching Profession Conference (Bendigo)

 

A big thank you to Career Ready Ambassador Chaminie who created the event infographic

Event Recap: Don’t Be A Pack of Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Career Ready hosted on 7th September ‘Career Options in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)’ and were joined by six industry professionals from Coles, Coca Cola Amatil and Six Degrees. Emma, a Career Ready Ambassador went along for the event and shares the insights employers gave on what it’s like to work in FMCG and how to succeed in your career.  Here’s what they had to say:

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7 Common Questions Asked By Students

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Job seeking can be tough.  Ajisha, a student Career Ready Ambassador (CRA) has answered some of your most common questions asked by students dropping into Career Ready.

 

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Join the Career Ready Mentoring Program for a career head start

A photo by Alejandro Escamilla. unsplash.com/photos/BbQLHCpVUqA

A photo by Alejandro Escamilla. unsplash.com/photos/BbQLHCpVUqA

The Career Ready Mentoring program will help undergraduate students prepare for careers in a broad range of professional/study areas. You will be matched with a La Trobe University alumni who has achieved success in their career. Through a series of structured tasks, you will collaborate with them on setting and achieving learning goals.

Learn from your mentor’s experience and knowledge about:

  • career options and pathways
  • industry knowledge and skills
  • resumes, interviews, and job applications
  • employers and labour markets

We have more than 30 mentors from fields such as:

  • Business: management, marketing, accounting, finance, logistics, and HR
  • Communications
  • Psychology
  • IT
  • Education and teaching
  • Science research, engineering, and bio-medicine
  • Social services, public health, and social work
  • Government

The program is 6 weeks long,  beginning in November. You need to be available for regular meetings with your mentor, either in person or online.

To express your interest in joining the program, please fill out this Expression of Interest Form by 28 October.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Healy, Careers and Employability Advisor.

Bring your potential career pathways into focus with the Tracks Exercise

photo by Ashley Batz, unsplash.com. Creative commons zero license.

photo by Ashley Batz, unsplash.com.

One of the most common questions we get at our career advice drop-in sessions is “I don’t know what I want to do”. This is especially true for students in degrees that are less clearly linked to specific jobs, such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Health Sciences, or Bachelor of Sciences.

One of the best ways to bring your potential career pathways into more focus is the Tracks Exercise, from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The exercise is extremely simple: collect real-world job descriptions that appeal to you, analyse them to look for the common themes, and then use them to map out potential career tracks.

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Three great new career guides from Linkedin.com

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It’s no secret that we in La Trobe Careers and Employability are big fans of Linkedin.com as a career development tool. So we were excited to see that Linkedin has released three fantastic ebooks  specifically for students. These guides are not just instruction manuals for Linkedin itself; they include a lot of fantastic advice on how to discover and create 21st-century career paths. Continue reading

5 early-career milestones worth celebrating

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The first few years of your career can be super tough. From long, demotivating job searches to enduring the entry-level grindstone, it can take a long time and a lot of hard work to fully realise your career goals. In order to stay motivated and keep your eyes on the prize, here are some simple milestones that you can celebrate along the way.

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Where will you meet your future employer?

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Do you know about your career options and the kinds of companies you might work for?

Career expos and other employer events such as The Big Meet are great opportunities to…

  • find out more about the range of places you might work
  • chat informally with employers and others in your field
  • discover new possibilities
  • develop confidence in putting yourself forward for career opportunities.

Here are some up-coming events on our radar.

The Big Meet

The Big Meet is a FREE careers fair targeted at undergraduates and recent graduates from all universities in the metropolitan region. So whether you are a first year student or final year undergraduate, or you’ve been working, studying or travelling since graduation, you are welcome to attend! Continue reading

What can I do with a degree in Planning?

“Subway Lines” by Marc Anderson, courtesy of thepatternlibrary.com

Qualifications for Urban and Regional Planners are in increasing demand as a range of related professions in real estate, local government and business seek to develop an understanding of planning issues. A shortage of trained planners has been felt at all levels of government, and notably in regional Australia.

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How mistakes and failure can add up to success

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Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zetson/3036254720

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas A. Edison, Inventor

Do you worry about making mistakes and failing at things?

There’s an art to taking risks and the truth is fear of failure can keep you in a rut and get in the way of career success (however you define it).

Fact 1: Human growth and development through life depends on learning.

Fact 2: Making and reflecting on mistakes is an excellent (okay, not always painless!) way to learn.

Looking for proof? Read on. 

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