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When you are searching for a job it can be really hard to balance all the components you need to be successful. Not only do you need to be focused, detail orientated, efficient and committed, you also need to make sure that you keep positive relationships with all those you come across in your job hunt.

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All of the famous heroes have a mentor: Luke Skywalker and Yoda, Harry Potter and Dumbledore, and Batman and Alfred. When embarking upon your professional career, a mentor has just as much value, if not more! 

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Most of our students juggle many conflicting priorities, often including part time work, university classes, IELTS training and family commitments. So when it’s time to undertake their Work Integrated Learning placements, it sometimes means that they can feel overwhelmed – a feeling which can overflow into a new office environment

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Being a graduate definitely has its perks, but why does your learning have to stop with a diploma, Bachelors or Masters’ Degree? Learning should never stop no matter how old you are. There is always room to learn more and enhance your skills. 

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Are you looking for a job? Instead of looking at Facebook, Weibo or Twitter, why not use your downtime to get organised and prepared for interviews? Set up a “careers” folder on your phone and download these great apps to help you with your job search while you’re on the move. 
 

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Many international students have spent a good couple of years in Australia studying, making friends and enjoying their student life abroad. However there are many students who struggle to build relationships outside their nationality. There are a couple of reasons why this happens and some tips so you can follow to improve cultural awareness.

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So you have completed a degree/diploma and are ready to start your career. But is this enough? According to a survey that Graduate Careers Australia conducted with more than 350 graduate employers from a range of industries, the majority of top 10 skills and attributes sought after are actually soft skills.
 

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Organisation, time management, ability to work with competing priorities – these are skills most of us have on our resumes, but do we actually possess them? There are many ways to stay organised, and different things work for different people, but here are a few tips that might help you.

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Food is often the last factor that comes to mind when you think about what drives performance in the workplace. In actual fact, the food we put in our bodies is one of the main determinants of workplace performance and productivity. When your day is composed of managing your inbox, attending meetings, ensuring you are meeting deadlines, and producing quality work, then it is important to fuel your body in the correct way to ensure you can adequately respond to these competing work demands.
 

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The IT industry is a highly competitive one. When starting out at an entry level it’s always best to follow your passions as more often than not this is where your strengths lie. Find out what you enjoy doing and then learn everything you can about that specific area and you will begin to see your career flourish.

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Prior to your Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement you will have an opportunity to meet with your Placement Consultant. They will take you through how the WIL component of your program works and answer any questions you have. They want to get to know you better so that they can find the right WIL placement for you, based on your individual training needs and career goals. It’s really important for you to be prepared for the meeting so that you can make the most of it.

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Did you know that, on average, LinkedIn members with certifications highlighted on their profiles receive 6x more views? Whether you are actively job seeking or just keeping your ear to the ground for future possibilities, keeping your LinkedIn profile in top shape ensures you are well-placed to take advantage of opportunities in a competitive job market.

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Is your company interviewing interns or young professionals? How can you give constructive and valuable post-interview feedback which will help the interviewee learn and have a positive impression of your company.

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Common networking positions, what experience graduates should gain and top tips for networking graduates. Sluv Yerusalimsky, Director/Co-Founder at Ace InfoTech, offers his advice to IT graduates looking to start a career in the field of Networking. 

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