Tag: employment

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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Interviews – what are employers looking for?

Employers use job interviews to gather further information about applicants’ skills, knowledge, experiences and values. The interview provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate your awareness of your key attributes, and your ability to communicate that information effectively. Continue reading

Employability skills – have you got what it takes?

Graduates in demand will be those who have not only a good academic record, but also the skills that enable them to readily adapt to change.

Why?

Graduates are entering a labour market that’s going through rapid change. New occupations, industries and markets are being created while many traditional areas are undergoing significant transformation.  Even the way work is organised is changing. Graduates can expect to work in environments that involve multi-skilling and participation in multi-disciplinary teams, in a mix of full-time, part-time, casual, contract and project activities. Continue reading

Top job search websites for students and graduates

Job search or employment websites can be very useful if you are planning your career or about to start looking for work. You can research occupations, organisations which are hiring, skills and requirements needed for different jobs, and a variety of other information useful in preparing you for your future career. Continue reading

Gaining personal insight and a competitive edge through work experience

To have a successful career, it’s important to take any opportunity you can to increase your awareness about the world of work and your place in it. Work experience provides a chance to add to the knowledge you develop while at University, gain insight into an occupation and industry, develop your professional and personal skills, and set you apart from other job candidates. Undertaking work experience relevant to your degree can provide you with both personal insight and a competitive edge. Continue reading

Benefits of work experience

Each year there is a large pool of students graduating with similar qualifications. Before you finish your degree ask yourself these things:

  • Does anything help you stand out from the crowd?
  • Would an employer notice you above anyone else?

If the answer to these questions is no then you should consider organising some work experience for yourself. Continue reading

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