Work Ready Resources


Identify your top strengths and qualities

Firstly and most importantly, inspire yourself! Sometimes you need a kick-start: watch this video about realising your unique strengths and abilities (opens in a new window). For some insight into what drives some of the most successful people, watch this TED Talk by Tony Robbins (opens in a new window).

Need more help?  Book in with one of our consultants (opens in a new window) who can help you find your best attributes.

Research jobs for your degree

  • Understand where the jobs are by researching the Australian Job Market (opens in a new window).
  • Identify the Professional Associations (opens in a new window) for your degree and consider joining up.
  • Explore Where Graduates Go after completing a degree in your discipline.
  • Use MyFuture.gov.au (opens in a new window) to build a picture of degree related occupations that appeal to you.
  • Use 10 Minutes With... (opens in a new window) to learn about different kinds of jobs by watching short 10 minute videos of people discussing their jobs.
  • Conduct an Information Interview (opens in a new window) seeking advice about your preferred industry. 

Need more help? Book in with one of our consultants (opens in a new window) who can provide expert advice on how to network with different industries.

Update your resume

Need more help? Book in with one of our consultants (opens in a new window) and bring a hard copy of your resume so they can go through it with you.

Create your online image

Need more help? Book in with one of our consultants (opens in a new window) who can help you maximise your online profile.

Improve your applications and interviews

Need more help? Book in with one of our consultants (opens in a new window) who can help you stand out from the crowd.

Degree related work experience

Need more help? Book in with one of our consultants (opens in a new window) who can help you get ahead of the pack.

Free online courses and other resources

  • Complement your degree with short, on-line, free courses offered by world renowned universities through Coursera (opens in a new window) (some courses offer certification for a small fee)
  • Look for the personal development, technical and industry specific free courses on Lynda (opens in a new window) (login from a university computer and register first, then all courses are free).
  • Careers Toolkit - This is a collection of videos, e-learning courses and practice tests to help you with your job searching skills.
  • Career Hub (opens in a new window) - go here for hundreds of resources (opens in a new window) (as well as work opportunities (opens in a new window) and the place to book consultations (opens in a new window) and workshops (opens in a new window).)
  • Work Ready vUWS (opens in a new window) – comprehensive, sequenced set of on-line modules for developing your career and finding degree related work (You must be enrolled in the Work Ready vUWS site in order to access).

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