5 graduate job-hunting mistakes to avoid

The Employability and WIL team have put together an extensive Graduate Employment e-book. Learn about avoidable mistakes like those below, how to prevent them, and more!

  1. Searching for jobs only on generalist jobs boards like Seek
    There are many ways to find work such as graduate-specific or industry jobs boards, and strategies such as networking, researching employers to contact, volunteering and so on.
  2. Briefly looking at the employer’s website
    Many students think they’ll research an employer once they get through to an interview. However, conducting thorough research can help you to write a targeted and authentic job application to make you stand out, and boost your chances of getting to an interview.
  3. Focusing on what you want
    Too often students say they’re interested in a job as it’s a terrific career opportunity for them. Employers have a different perspective and want to know what you can offer them.
  4. Not knowing about Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
    ATS is software used by many employers during the recruitment process. It can filter out your job application unless you make it searchable.
  5. Submitting generic job applications
    Employers really dislike generic job applications and ATS can easily detect and reject applications which are not tailored to each employer.

Download the e-book now from Career Hub, or just know it’ll be there when you need it.