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National Careers Week 2023

National Careers Week 2023


National Careers Week 2023 is being held 15-21 May 2023 and Meg Seis is here to tell us all about it.

Written by Meg Seis

Do you ever sit down after a long day of uni and wonder what your life will look like 3, 5 or 10 years down the track? What sort of career you will have? Where you will be living? What your lifestyle will look like?

These are all things to start to think about while you’re studying because, let’s face it, we all want a career, not just a job.

Jobs are becoming increasingly competitive as there is more flexibility and opportunity to change careers multiple times throughout our lives. So where do you begin to look ahead and navigate a career path?

How about with this year’s National Careers Week! This year’s theme is Career. It’s more than just a Job!

Career. It’s more than just a Job!

To start your career, it is important to find a path that meets your expectations and matches your goals for your life both now and into the future.

It is easy to fall into a career for the money or because that’s what your parents/teachers at school thought you should do but work life balance and being true to yourself are far more important in the long run.

National Careers Week this year has a number of bite-sized Lunch and Learns to help step you through.

Five questions to kick start your career during National Careers Week 2023

If you are having some of the following questions about work/jobs and careers, consider checking out the following sessions over the course of National Careers Week to kick start you in the right direction…

What type of resume will help me get the job I want?
Learn how to get a job-hunting advantage by writing a resume for applicant tracking systems.

Join our online workshop: “Writing a resume for applicant tracking systems” on Monday 15 May at 12:30pm

How can the STARR method help me get an interview and then nail it?
Learn how this method and the mysterious second R in the STARR method can give you an interview advantage to snag that next job.

Join our online workshop: “Nail your interview with the second R in the STARR Method” on Tuesday 16 May at 12:30pm.

How can my work placements boost my resume?
Work placement is a necessary part of many degrees and can be a great opportunity to develop skills often listed in job ads. Learn how you can make the most of your work placements and use them to boost your resume.

Join our online workshop: “Learn how your work placements can boost your resume” on Wednesday 17 May at 12:30pm.

Why should I check out the students Careers and Skills Portal?
From your first job to the last, the portal has all the help you need and is equipped with instant feedback tools to help you develop great applications.

Join our online workshop: “First to last job – get tools to help you develop great applications” on Thursday 18 May at 12:30pm.

What’s one simple thing I can do now to enhance my career?
Social media resources like LinkedIn are a great way to network for people of all ages. Get tips on how professional networking can work for you right now!

Join our online workshop: “Career Planning: Learn how to make LinkedIn work for you” on Friday 19 May at 12.30pm.”

The Careers and Skills Team will be there too!

Are you someone who likes meeting up face to face and feels restricted by a screen?

Never mind because the Charles Sturt Careers and Skills Team will be on campus during National Careers Week running from May 15-19 to have a chat about any queries you might have, whether that’s writing a resume or preparing for an interview, all the way to how you can start preparing for your career while you’re at uni!

There are cheat sheets on all the topics covered throughout the week along with many extras including:

  • Resume building
  • Selection criteria and the STARR method
  • How to use the Charles Sturt Jobs Board
  • Career planning
  • Pre-Job research
  • Making the most of time on work placement
  • Interview skills
  • Job applications
  • Using LinkedIn

And if all that isn’t enough, you can chat to the team about one-on-one appointments and grab a sweet treat while you’re there.

Come along and have a chat on the following campus days:

  • Albury-Wodonga – Thursday, May 18 2023 from 12pm-2pm at Gums, Building /Room 752 
  • Bathurst – Wednesday, May 17 2023 from 10am-12pm, Morning Tea at Pulse Café 
  • Dubbo – Wednesday, May 17 2023 from 10am-12pm at Explorers Café, Building 901/113 
  • Orange – Tuesday, May 16 2023 from 1.30 – 2.30pm, room 1008 
  • Port Macquarie – Wednesday, May 17 2023 from 10am -12pm, 801 Kitchen, Building 801 
  • Wagga Wagga – Wednesday, May 17 2023 from 10am – 11.30am, The Deck 

If you want to read more, check out the Career and Skills hub here.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

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