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How To Tell Your Story… Mark Gregory BBehavSc(Psych), Career Development Consultant, Careers and Employer Liaison Centre.

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2 How To Tell Your Story… Mark Gregory BBehavSc(Psych), Career Development Consultant, Careers and Employer Liaison Centre

3 Overview >Introductions >Employers’ Expectations >Your “Offer” –Paper –Online –In Person >Pathways >Questions

4 You All Have A Story… Each of us has a unique story that is like no other. Learn the importance of being able to tell your story when looking for work, developing networks and forging your future success.

5 Introductions Introduce yourself to someone in the room you have not met before. >You can choose what you cover >They can choose to ask questions, based on what you say

6 Introductions ‘You can choose what you cover’ What did people choose to share? Name Degree Work Hobbies Family Other??

7 Introductions ‘They can choose to ask questions, based on what you say’ Why did you ask what you asked? Interested More detail Networks Novel Similarity Other??

8 Glossophobia.. How can we increase our level of confidence? #fakeituntilyoumakeit

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10 Employers’ Expectations Who are knowledgeable Who can apply their knowledge Who communicate effectively Who can work independently Who are collaborative Who value ethical behaviour Who connect across boundaries Flinders’ Graduate Qualities

11 What Employers Expect… >Please read the role above thoroughly - it will enhance the prospects of your application if you do include a covering letter with your application addressing how you meet the specific requirements >At Mission Australia, we value your time and DO NOT require you to address selection criteria. Please summarise your interest for the position in your cover letter, your resume will provide relevant details to support your application.

12 What Employers Expect… >Must live breathe and think digital to maintain our online presence to generate football audiences who are interested in supporting and engaging with the club >If you paid attention at university and have a solid understanding of things likes object oriented programming and data structures, then you might be the right person for this job.

13 What Employers Expect… 2014 Samsung Graduate Program Skills and Requirements: > graduates with degree in Business/ Marketing - credit average, >Track record in participating in community service and extra-curricular activities >Internships highly desirable but not essential >A passion for technology and Samsung is essentials

14 N.B. This is a real Ad… “If you love talking on Facebook and Twitter to your friends then don't even bother throwing your hat into the ring, this job is for a hard working intelligent person who wants to immerse themselves into the construction machinery sector at a practical level. Our clients are just not interested in social media they're busy building roads and ports and dams and mines and …..”

15 Your Offer GPA WiL $$ Work Sport, Community, Volunteering

16 Your offer – On Paper What Paper documents could you use to share Your Offer?

17 On Paper – Business Card Activity Using the A4 handout, fill in the front and back of your business card.

18 On Paper – CV / Resume Activity 1. Using the A4 handout, list everything you want to put into your CV.

19 On Paper – CV / Resume Activity 2. On the reverse of the A4 handout, now format the first page of your CV.

20 On Paper – CV / Resume Activity 3. Form a pair, and hand them your CV (front page).

21 On Paper – CV / Resume Activity 4. Now share with your partner what you remembered…

22 What does this mean? Plan the layout of your resume / CV carefully Think about where you want the ‘eye’ to linger What are three ‘differentiators’ you hope to highlight in 6-10 seconds? Grades Experience Attributes Location, location, location…

23 Your Offer – Online Others?

24 What Employers Check… / Photos / Insta?

25 Your Offer - In Person

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27 Your Offer GPA WiL $$ Work Sport, Community, Volunteering

28 , Crazy Paving Pathways...

29 Pathways 2014 = ?? Study UniversityTAFE/VET Employment Apprenticeship Casual/Part- time/Full-time Time Out Travel Working Holiday Volunteer Profession

30 5 Jobs that did not exist 10 years ago... Offshore Windfarm Engineer Zumba Teacher App Designer Green Deal Assessor Social Media Manager

31 5 Jobs that may not exist in 5 years... Taxi Driver Parking Inspectors Newsagents Tailors Mortgage Advisors taxi-drivers-tailors-and-mortgage-advisers-will-be-redundant-in-five-years/story- fnkgbb3b

32 5 Jobs that may exist in 10 years... 1.Productivity Counsellors – assisting productivity through ergonomics, wellness, time management, and career counselling 2.Personal Digital Curator – specialist support relating to your apps, hard/software, information sourcing, as your personality / career evolves 3.Curiosity Tutor – an advisor providing inspiration, and content, to spark curiosity; and teaches the art of discovery 4.Urban Shepherd – combining resilient micro-farming, and nature guiding in unusual urban environments; specialising on small-scale gardens 5.Crowd Funding Specialist – an expert in sites like Kickstarter / Indigogo etc, promoting and acquiring funds for innovations.

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34 Where are the Jobs?

35 Where to from here?

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