Tag: Employability

Leap from good to exceptional

Imagine if you received a toolbox, one which would not only help you secure the job you really want, but also be awesome at it!

We’re not just talking about technical knowledge (you probably have that already), but the additional traits, attitudes and skills which will help you to stand out from the crowd.

That skills toolbox is generationYOU.

A one day conference event held in Melbourne on 20 April 2018, generationYOU will help you develop the skills that employers are seeking. Skills that will take you the extra mile – help you get things done and unleash your potential!

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As an event partner La Trobe is sponsoring attendance for 95 students.

To secure your spot, complete the online form and at least one new activity in Career Ready Advantage between now and the end of March. This could be a DO activity, a LEARN module or attending a Career event, workshop or drop in consultation to earn a CAREER MANAGEMENT block.

Places are strictly limited!

See generationyou.com.au for an event program and more information on the event.

Introducing student employability ambassadors


L-R: Hayden, Harjot, Elesha, Jo, Steve, Paul. Kylie escaped the workshop to go to her placement.

La Trobe Careers and Employability is excited to introduce our team of student employability ambassadors. This team includes a great mix of skills and experience and they’ll have a lot to offer their fellow students.

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3 ways to boost your employability skills while you study at La Trobe

Aiming for a career in science? Education? Creative arts? Politics? Working through an undergraduate degree? Embarking on a Masters or a PhD? Whatever you are doing, you’re not going to be the only person finishing university and looking for a job with that particular qualification in hand. What will make you stand out to employers?

Your qualification should give you specific know-how and technical skills and standing out by achieving good marks is one part of the equation. That said,  your personal qualities, achievements, interests and employability skills are also a critical part of what you will bring to a workplace.  Continue reading

How to match your university capabilities with employability skills

What skills, knowledge and attitudes do students need to succeed in life and employment? La Trobe University Graduate Capabilities lists the university’s findings on this question and it’s very similar to the 8 key employability skills mentioned elsewhere in this blog. If you match the two lists up and reflect on the skills and qualities required in your field, you can actively improve your chances of getting the job you want when you graduate. It’s about being strategic – taking  charge of your learning by consciously building (and keeping evidence of) your skills while you are at uni . Continue reading

8 essential employability skills

Employability skills are the skills and capabilities that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations as they navigate their way through a dynamic labour market.

To be competitive, you will have to demonstrate to employers that you have the discipline-specific technical skills they require, as well as the broader range of employability skills. Your employability skills provide the link between your academic studies and graduate employment.

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