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A degree is necessary to secure a graduate role, but employers are looking for much more.
The key is showing a potential employer what you can offer BEYOND your credentials.
This is not a standard business course on writing job applications and practicing interview techniques.
We've thought deeply about what actually matters to employers and how you can develop the skills and qualities they value.
This course will show you how to take your experiences, extract what you've learned from them and present them in a way that would be attractive to an employer.
We'll help you develop your employability - the capabilities, skills, and personal attributes that make you attractive to an employer - so that you can successfully navigate the recruitment process and be effective in your job.
You'll hear from:
- Employers discussing what they value when hiring new graduates
- Current students who have maximized their university experience
- Graduates who have transitioned successfully into the workplace
We'll also share our knowledge and the perspectives of other experts in this area.
On completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Develop an understanding of what employability is and why it is important.
- Recognise opportunities for employability development.
- Apply self-reflective methods to interpret your experiences, connect them to your employability and recognise how your unique qualities translate into job performance.
- Develop your communication skills to convey your potential to employers in the recruitment context.
- Define professionalism and understand how to conduct yourself appropriately in the work environment.
- Prepare for the transition from university to your first job.
- Determine how to develop your employability throughout your career and understand the benefits of lifelong learning.
- Recognise the value of working globally.
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21 and a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities. UQ is recognised for its world standard specialised research and teaching excellence; having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country.
Founded in 1909 UQ is Queensland's oldest university and has produced more than 250,000 graduates. UQ has a diverse community of over 51,000 students including 13,300 international students from 141 nations. It has one of Australia's largest PhD enrolments, with more than 14,700 postgraduate students. UQ employs 6,700 staff spanning six faculties and eight research institutes.
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