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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.