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Jobsearch strategies

Our job-search strategies are designed to provide you with information and advice on effective job-hunting.

It’s important to utilise the resources UTS: Careers Service has available for you; from workshops and resources to career consultation and motivational advice. If you are a UTS student you can visit us for a 15 minute Drop-in to discuss job search strategies with a Recruitment Advisor.

It’s also worth remembering how employers recruit so you know what to expect.

Graduate recruitment programs (PDF, 133kB) are run by many organisations in both the public and private sectors.

The first stage is usually your initial application. At this point, most employers will be looking at your qualifications and experience (academic results, work experience and extra-curricular activities).

In subsequent stages, employers are mainly interested in your technical and generic skills; they’ll use a range of selection techniques to recruit the best applicants for their graduate program.

Other graduate positions are any other jobs offered to graduates by an employer. These other positions are often advertised online, in newspapers, or on job noticeboards by recruitment agencies. However, many positions are unadvertised so you’ll need to find out about them through other sources; networking, information interviews and friends and contacts.

During your job search, it is important to know and understand your rights as a worker. Visit Fair Work OMBUDSMAN (opens an external site)for information on your rights and entitlements.

When you have secured a new job, read our First Day of Work Guide (PDF, 231kB) for advice on how to prepare for your first day.

Check out the UTS Graduate Opportunities Guide 2017 now.