Making decisions about your career can be guided by gaining a realistic understanding of the nature of work. Having trouble working out where to start? Here are some suggestions to help you explore your job and career options.
See the My Facts section of myfuture for information about work and employment.
Check job advertisements in newspapers or online. Try contacting employers, professional and industry associations and recruitment agencies to find out requirements.
Use Careers Online to research the employers who target UNSW students and graduates.
See the Getting Started section of the Graduate Careers Australia web site for information about researching potential employers. Again check job advertisements in newspapers or online. Try contacting professional and industry associations and talk to employers and faculty staff.
Not everyone lands their dream job fresh from university. You may have to start at the bottom and work your way up. Often you will have to gain experience in non degree related positions early in your university studies and then move into more degree related employment once you have developed skills and knowledge valued by employers. Remember, any employment experience is better than none. Future employers like to see you have a work ethic and if there is no evidence of employment on your resume, you may be culled. There are also benefits for you in that you gain an insight into what is involved in your chosen field and this is best done as early as possible.
If you have a passion to work in a particular industry: