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16 November 2021

Whether you’re graduating or just starting uni, our career services can help

Did the recent Trimester 2, 2021 results signal that you’ve successfully completed all your course requirements at Deakin? Congratulations – you’ve made it! We’re super proud of your resilience and commitment during the upheaval and challenges of the last two years, which have changed your uni experience in many ways.

Completing any form of tertiary study is both a challenge and a wonderful accomplishment. To achieve this in the midst of a global pandemic is an enormous achievement – I sincerely congratulate you all.  You should be particularly proud of how you have handled these extraordinary times and your ability to respond and adapt to ongoing changes. I am certain that your resilience, determination and enhanced digital literacy will assist you in your future career. 
— Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin

The next phase of your life is one of excitement and possibility – you may jump straight into your career, go travelling (once those borders are fully open!), take some time out or begin further study. 

Whatever you choose to do next, you’ll always remain part of the Deakin community, which includes ongoing access to our DeakinTALENT career and employment services

But even if you’re in the early stages of your uni journey, it’s never too early to start thinking about your future career. We offer a range of resources that will help you prepare for the workforce – whenever you’re ready to dive in. 

Get job-ready with DeakinTALENT 

Do you know how to write a knockout resume and job application? Can you ace an interview?

It’s essential that you’re prepared and confident with all aspects of the recruitment process, and DeakinTALENT can help you to kickstart your career with tailored coaching, workshops, resources and events. Our Jobs & Internships Board advertises internships, pre-graduate roles and graduate opportunities.

You can access our digital services on demand or register to attend one of our guided programs.

So whatever stage you’re at, check out our full program of Trimester 3 workshops and events, which are open to students and graduates from all disciplines. Here’s a snapshot of what’s coming up. 

Develop a strong application
A strong resume needs the right structure, format and presentation, along with well-tailored content that meets the requirements of each specific opportunity. Learn how to make your resume stand out from the crowd, write an effective cover letter and get real-time feedback using our VMock Resume Review Tool.

When: Wednesday 17 November, 10–11.30am
Find out more and register.

Find graduate roles
Identifying your interests, values, motivators and skills makes it easier to develop a wish list of employers or industries. We’ll show you how to create a Graduate Employment Plan, think about the employment opportunities your course could lead you to and explore employment opportunities outside of your discipline of study.

When: Wednesday 17 November, 2–2.30pm
Find out more and register.

Find casual work and internships
A casual/part-time job or internship will help you build skills that employers value. Learn how to search for casual work and internships, understand the various work types available, and build your transferrable skills and experiences.

When: Thursday 18 November, 10–11am
Find out more and register.

Create a strong LinkedIn profile and presence
With more than 95% of recruiters using LinkedIn to identify potential candidates, you need a strong and positive profile. We’ll show you how to develop your profile to reflect your experiences and achievements; build your connections, network and presence on LinkedIn; and learn how to use LinkedIn’s core functions.

When: Thursday 18 November, 2–3.30pm
Find out more and register.

Preparing for interview success
Making a first impression in an interview is crucial. Whether you’re an interview novice or it’s been a while since you’ve been through the recruitment process, you can’t be too prepared. Find out how to research for an interview, develop strong responses to questions and build your confidence.

When: Wednesday 24 November, 10–11.30am
Find out more and register.

Remember: if you can’t make our workshops or need other employment help, DeakinTALENT has a range of online resources and services for current students, graduates and alumni. Visit our website to find out more!

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