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Office of Alumni, Careers and Employment

Services for Students

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Resource Centre
On the Murdoch Campus, all careers resources are all located in the Careers Centre, next to the Bush Court Refectory. The Centre includes a library of information on employers, career choices and overseas opportunities; job-seeking material; and computer terminals for easy access to employers' web sites and to assist in preparing job applications.

On the Rockingham Campus there is a Careers Section on the ground floor of the Library for all reference material, and a Careers Resource Room in the Student Services building for 'take-away' employer and job seeking material.

Appointments
The Murdoch University careers advisers offer one-on-one appointments to students and graduates to discuss career directions and job-seeking skills, and to advise on researching the job market. Appointments generally take 30 minutes and must be booked in advance by phoning or calling in to the Murdoch Campus Careers Centre. While the careers advisers are located on the Murdoch Campus they regularly visit the Rockingham Campus to make presentations and for pre-arranged appointments.

Resumé Checks
Your resume is a vital tool when marketing yourself to employers.  While it is important for you to draft your own resume, the Careers Centre will review it once you have prepared a draft.  We recommend that you visit the Careers and Employment Centre and review the materials in our resource library on resume writing and job application preparation.  Think carefully about your skills and strengths before you prepare a draft.  Once you are satisfied, email a copy to careers@murdoch.edu.au.  One of our careers advisors will read your resume and provide some feedback.  Depending on volume and other commitments, a Careers Advisor should provide some comments within 10 days.

Selection Criteria
Some employers, especially government departments, require you to address specific selection criteria when applying for a job. These are then used to choose a shortlist for interview. The Careers Centre offers a service of explaining and checking your selection criteria before you submit your application.

Interview Coaching
We are happy to offer assistance with preparing for interviews. Mention this is the purpose of your appointment when you book and remember to bring a copy of your application and any employer information with you, for us to read through.

From University to the Workplace
From University to the Workplace is a for-credit elective unit offered to students in their final year of studies. It aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to enhance your career development and transition to the culture of the workplace. The Teaching and Learning Centre run the unit with support from the Careers Centre. If you are interested in developing the skills and confidence to maximise your employment prospects, then consider including this valuable unit in your degree.

 

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