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.
Transition to Employment Conferences - Hawthorn
Network with recruiters and employers in your field, improve your career readiness, look at future workplace trends.
FSET: 19 September
Professional Insight Series 4 - Future Workplaces - Hawthorn
This seminar focuses on future workplace trends and required employability skills; including the importance of emotional intelligence and on-going learning and career management. 25 September.
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.
The ultralight start-up: how to launch a business without clout or capital
The Age shares five secrets of an ultra-light start-up.
One thing that's killing your interviewer
Some advice from The Muse on how early to arrive for your interview.