The Centre for Career Development
At the Centre for Career Development, our focus is on providing current Swinburne students and recent graduates with the skills and resources needed to succeed in today's competitive labour market and proactively manage and develop their careers into the future.
Our services assist you to both plan your career and also build a body of experience and skills outside the classroom which give you an advantage in the job application process. This website provides you with many useful resources relevant to employment and employability. Throughout the year we run a range of seminars, workshops and conferences to give you access to the latest trends and an edge in your job applications. We also offer one-to-one career counselling for your more specific or detailed queries.
- Planning your careerDevelop a clear direction for your career
Advice on identifying your career path, networking, searching for job vacancies, writing resumes, writing cover letters, responding to key selection criteria and preparing for job interviews.
- Building your career Get the experience you need:
Advice on gaining experience through part time work, volunteering, internships, Industry-Based Learning and gaining graduate employment.
- For employersHow we can work together:
Advice on advertising positions to Swinburne students and graduates, attending our Student Careers Conferences, presenting to students on campus and involvement in the Business Insight Program. You can also advertise to hire Swinburne students as private tutors.
Upcoming events, seminars and workshops
Resume, key selection criteria, cover letter checks
Check for details on your campus.
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Want to be the ideal candidate and standout for Grad Jobs in 2015? Attend an Online Assessment Seminars in our computer lab. 24 November.
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Hear from disability friendly employers and learn practical strategies to transition to professional employment. 25 November.
Careers news and topical links
A simple formula for answering "tell me about yourself"
Some practical advice from The Muse on approaching a classic interview question.
Reflecting on work improves job performance
Harvard Business School research shows the importance of reflection in work performance.
Develop employability skills
The Swinburne Accelerate Program – build skills that help you get a job.
One thing that's killing your interviewer
Some advice from The Muse on how early to arrive for your interview.