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  • CRICOS 00111DTOID 3069

    International Student Employability Seminar

    Career success roadmap: Developing essential employment skills

    23 March 2017

  • Agenda

    The current employment scenario

    International student roadmap

    Career planning

    Employability skills in demand

    Developing key employability skills

  • Setting the scene …………..

    ‘International students are too focused on their studies and think about careers and employment too late in the careers lifecycle.’Rob Lawrence, Improving the employment outcomes of international students’ 2013

  • International student roadmap

  • Career planning basics

    Develop a clear vision of your desired career after you finish university

    Keep reviewing this vision based on your university experiences, personal skills, interests, values

    What aspects of your studies and extra curricular activities have you enjoyed & excelled in?

    Understand the job market & what is in demand

  • Career research

    ‘When I finished my international business studies I didn’t know what area I wanted to work in – there were so many directions to focus on.

    Was it export, logistics, sales, marketing, trade, consulting?

    I should have tried to focus at uni and picked subjects to suit.’

    Carlos, 2014, Bachelor of International Business

  • The modern workplace is complex and job roles are diverse even within occupations

    Use time at Swinburne to investigate:

    Your desired career direction / specific jobs

    Pathways to help achieve your goals

    Opportunities and growth areas

  • Tips for career research

    Speak to people doing the jobs

    Review industry reports

    Professional association research

    Government facts and figures

    Understand:

    Qualifications / training / experience needed to get the job

    Fit with your interests, values,

    Knowledge & skills – soft and technical

    Employment prospects / demand

    Career pathways / promotions

    Lifestyle

    Good & bad aspects

  • CRICOS 00111DTOID 3069

    SKILLS FOR WORKCarole Demirdjian

    Career Education Coordinator

    What employers want and How to communicate:

    Your values

    Your behaviour

    Your skills

  • First things First!

    Before you can communicate,

    YOU have to be clear about two things:

    What employers want

    What you have to offer

  • WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT

    Businesses have a minimum expectation of what

    graduates of all backgrounds will bring to an

    organisation. Work Readiness

    is a mixture of three factors:

    Values Behaviours Skills

  • HOW TO YOU RATE YOURSELF?

  • Firstly - VALUES

    Here is the list of VALUES which employers say are ‘a must’:

    Accountability

    Continuous improvement

    Honesty

    Knowledge

    Respect

    Tolerance

    Work ethic

    For every graduate

    At every level

    From all backgrounds

  • Values – So,how do you rate yourself?

    Accountability 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Continuous improvement 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Honesty 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Knowledge 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Respect 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Tolerance 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Work ethic 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

  • Next - BEHAVIOUR

    Here is the list of BEHAVIOURS which employers say are ‘a must’:

    Adaptable

    Authentic

    Business-minded

    Collaborative

    Customer focused

    Flexible

    Globally aware

    Self aware

    Resilient

    For every graduate

    At every level

    From all backgrounds

  • Behaviour – So,how do you rate yourself?

    Adaptable 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Authentic 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Business-minded 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Collaborative 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Customer focused 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Flexible 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Globally aware 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Self-aware 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Resilient 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

  • Finally - SKILLS

    Here is the list of SKILLS which employers say are ‘a must:

    Business literacy

    Communication

    Critical analysis

    Data analysis

    Digital technology

    Literacy

    Numeracy

    Problem solving

    Technical skills

    For every graduate

    At every level

    From all backgrounds

  • Skills – So, how do you rate yourself?

    Business literacy 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Communication 1….2……3….4…...5

    Critical analysis 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Data analysis 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Digital technology 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Literacy 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Numeracy 1…..2…..3…..4…...5

    Problem solving 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

    Technical skills 1…..2…..3…..4…..5

  • CRICOS 00111DTOID 3069

    HOW DO YOU DEVELOP SKILLS?

    On campus and off campus…….

  • On campus – at university

    These students are volunteers at Swinburne’s library.

    They are a volunteer TEAM.

    They meet each week to discuss their roster.

    They have training about Swinburne’s student contact policy.

  • What ‘employability’ attributes are these students developing?

    Employability values, behaviours and skills

    Values: Accountability, Knowledge, Respect, Work Ethic

    Skills: Communication, Business Literacy, Digital Tech, Problem Solving

    Behaviours: Authentic, Flexible, Customer Minded, Self-Aware

  • Off campus – in your spare time

    Jemina works in a wholesale grocer’s shop

    She starts work at 7 am on Saturday mornings.

    She packs groceries out the back with a group of other staff.

    She organises the display at the front of the shop and answers customer queries.

  • What ‘employability’ attributes is Jeminadeveloping?

    Employability values, behaviours and skills

    Values: Accountability, Honesty, Knowledge, Work Ethic

    Skills: Communication, Business Literacy, Numeracy, Problem Solving

    Behaviours: Adaptable, Customer Minded, Self-Aware

  • What about YOU?What opportunities do you have?

    Get a Mentor

    Work part time

    Join a group

  • Opportunities at Swinburne

    Future Work Skills elective

  • Opportunities at Swinburne

    EMERGING LEADER – volunteer program

  • Opportunities are everywhere…….

    Competitive Edge

    Co-curricula activities !

  • Make a Plan …….

  • Skill development ….. Find opportunities:N

    EX

    T • What’s your next move?

    NE

    XT • What co-

    curricula activities will boost your skill levels?

    NE

    XT • How will you

    ‘lock in’ graduate employability through co-curricula experiences?

  • Alumni Volunteering and Mentoring Program

    If you are in your final or second last year of study register today to be part of the program!

    Contact [email protected] or find out more at swinburne.edu.au/alumni/get-involved/

    CRICOS 00111D TOID 3059

    mailto:[email protected]

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