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  • CRICOS 00111DTOID 3069

    International Student Employability Seminar

    Graduate job search for international students7 March 2017

  • Welcome

    Olivia DoyleInternational Student Adviser EmployabilityInternational Student LifeTel 9214 8248Email [email protected]

  • Juggling personal needs & study: Know your rights & responsibilities

    Advice if you are unsure about a Swinburne notice

    Advice before you choose to withdraw or request a release

    Specialised accommodation support & workshops

    Report unexpected illness or injury: we will help

    Need to return home unexpectedly

    Juggling personal needs & study: Know your rights & responsibilities

    Advice if you are unsure about a Swinburne notice

    Advice before you choose to withdraw or request a release

    Specialised accommodation support & workshops

    Report unexpected illness or injury: we will help

    Need to return home unexpectedly

    International Student Life

    www.swinburne.edu.au/student/international/supportwww.swinburne.edu.au/student/international/support

    Bush & Beach

    Soccer Tournament

    Celebrate Your Heritage

    Events

  • International Student Life Employability Support Services

    Specialist support for international students aiming to work in partnership with you to develop your employability

    Professional insights and guidance

    Monthly employability newsletterEmployability seminarsStudent appointmentsIndustry connectionsNetworking eventsAustralian workplace culture eventsBusiness Insight VisitsJob Club

  • Agenda

    Graduate employment job search techniques

    Traditional job search Creative job search Job search mindset

    Telstras job application tips

    Telstras international & Australian graduate program

    Open forum your questions

  • The goal

  • How do I find my dream job?

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    OD1 Olivia Doyle, 28/02/2017

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    SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN

    Steps for professional job search

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    Plan & research

    Revisit (or develop) your career vision to gain clarity about the job and industries you wish to target

    The economic realities of the 21st century means you need an ideal plan of action

    PLUS

    you may need second and third back up options to achieve your career goals!

  • Swinburne

    SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN

    Explore a range of job possibilitiesUnderstand your options

    Where is there demand?

    What do employers want?

    What jobs are available in your field?

    What jobs suit you?

    Skills Qualifications Experience Values Personality

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    SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN

    Think about pathway roles

    Your first job wont be your last and is unlikely to be your dream job

    Consider contract, part time, volunteer, own business

    Dont just focus on elite graduate programs with mulitnationals

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    SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN

    Do all employers what graduates with PR?

    NO!You must be able to explain your post study work rights

    You must be able to explain your competitive advantage to employers Languages International business insights International business contacts Different perspectives International experience

  • SwinburneEmployer perspectives

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    Students who enter the working world with international experience, perspectives and skills will be well-positioned for outstanding careers HR EXECUTIVE

    Study abroad learnings and competencies translate into career marketability GRADUATE RECRUITER

    In todays global economy, culturally competent talent are a challenge for organisations to source. International experience is a critical asset for global organisations this experience will create a competitive advantage DELOITTE PARTNER

  • Swinburne

    SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN

    Prepare a professional job search toolkit

    Master resume & cover letterLinkedIn profileWork portfolio / websiteNetworking pitchInterview skills trainingRefereesPost study work visa

  • Swinburne

    SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN

    Job search

    Combination approach is best

    Advertised + Non Advertised job opportunities

  • Traditional job search strategies

  • Job search data bases

  • Career fairs

  • Professional association career events

  • Other traditional job search strategies

    SwinEmploy, Seek, UniGrad etc

    Newspapers The Age esp. Saturdays / The Australian national / Financial Review more specialist & senior roles

    Specialist industry publications / websites

    Rural & regional newspapers / websites

    LinkedIn

    Recruitment agencies

  • Understand graduate recruitment cycles

    Many big graduate employers tend to recruit one year in advance

    Australian graduate recruitment drive is: Feb April Mid year (smaller)

    SE Asian graduate recruitment drive from September

    Smaller organisations usually recruitment is ad hoc depending on business needs

    Some companies offer vacation work & insight events as a filter for graduate recruitment

  • Swinburne

    SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN

    Pre-graduation insight programs

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    Some organisations offer structured insight programs to showcase opportunities

    Follow organisations of interest to you on social media & websites to check what may be on offer

  • Creative job search

  • SwinburneDont restrict your career choices to Australia or your home country

    You are a global citizen in a global job market

  • SwinburneCreative job search strategies

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    Supply is often greater than demand

    As a general rule, companies do not advertise unless they really have to

    So up to 80% of jobs are never advertised.

    networking is the key

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    SwinburneThinking outside the squareTapping into the hidden job market

    Dont target large corporations with PR restrictions!Find your niche market and role through research

    Target key companiesTailor skill set & resume to skills needed

    Be flexibleTake opportunities & considered risks

  • SwinburneTarget organisations with links to your home country

    Identify links via:

    Victorian Department of Economic Development run trade missions to Asia and provide companies with export grants great to tap into these companies

    Australia China Business Council Australian Chinese Association Australian Malaysian Business Council Australia India Business Council Vic Australia Vietnam Business Council Australian Chamber of Commerce Eg Singapore, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Beijing

    Large multinational companies may also be more likely to employ you via your home country

  • The job search mindset

  • The job search mindsetGive yourself time

    Prepare for the transition from university to employment

    Be organised & professional in your job search approach

    Keep focussed on skill development & experience

    Keep active & maintain routines

  • Graduate job search tips from Telstra

    Avi PurushothamanGraduate Recruitment SpecialistTelstra

  • Telstra Graduate Program in Asia

    Graduate Operations Lead Global Talent & Performance, HR

    Avi Purushothaman

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  • Telstra international graduate programTelstra are now recruiting for their next team of graduates to join their International Graduate Program in Hong Kong and Singapore in August 2017

    Who is Telstra?

    Telstra is Australias leading telecommunications and technology company. And, with some 33,000 employees in more than 15 countries with a strong foothold across the region theyre creating a global footprint and along with it, a world of opportunity

    Their vision is to become a world-class technology company that empowers people to connect. And thats where their people come in by innovating and collaborating to deliver exceptional experiences for their customers and clients

  • The Telstra Graduate Program offers 24-months of challenging, hands-on and rewarding work that will give graduates the confidence and know-how to achieve their goals. With the added benefit of program rotations, graduates have the opportunity to work across various parts of our business giving them a huge advantage in determining their career path!

    Were recruiting into a number of program streams: Business & Commerce Engineering Finance & Strategy Information Technology Human Resources MarketingWorking at Telstra, graduates with us get responsibility fast and contribute to unique projects that could impact the futurein our increasingly connected world. And there's only one way to truly understand our customer-connected future by seeing it in action

    Program Eligibility

    To be eligible for our program, students will need to be in their final year of study or have completed their degree within the last two years, and ready to commence on the program with us in August 2017. Students will also need to have full working rights in their chosen program location (Hong Kong or Singapore)