Workshop descriptions

To register for workshops below head to the Sydney CareerHub.

General workshops


General worshops

Resume writing

Targeting: Students in all years across all disciplines
Duration: 1 hour
Overview: This one hour session will outline the essential information you need to develop a great resume in a competitive job environment.
Outcomes:

  • Find out what employers say about effective resume length, headings, format and referees.
  • Learn how to outline your studies, experience and extra-curricular activities for maximum impact and focus your content to match job requirements.
  • Avoid the common mistakes and improve your current resume so that you have a better chance of gaining an invitation to a job interview.
  • When you have attended this workshop and revised your resume, attend a Resume Rescue workshop to receive feedback on your document from an experienced careers practitioner.

Resume rescue

Targeting: All students
Duration: 1 hour
Overview: Each student’s resume is reviewed by an experienced Career Practitioner in a group setting offering tips and advice on layout, content, headings and formatting. Key things to know about this workshop:

  • Open for all students in any degree and in any year of study
  • Please bring a hard copy of your resume and be prepared for open feedback.
    Note: Your resume should apply the information and tips provided at our regular Resume writing workshops and via our website at Applying for Jobs.
  • Gain ideas from other students and take advantage of group participation
  • Numbers are strictly limited and you must register in person at the Careers Centre 15 minutes beforehand on the day, no online registrations required.
  • Additional resume workshops are conducted by the Careers & Employer Relations Office in the Sydney Business School.

Cover Letters & Selection Criteria

Targeting: Students in all years across all disciplines
Duration: 1 hour
Overview: This workshop is designed to give you the skills to target your applications to specific employers, demonstrate your competencies, and make a great first impression.

Interview Skills

Targeting: Students in all years across all disciplines
Duration: 1 hour
Overview: This session looks at the preparation required before an interview and gives an insight into what happens in different types of interviews including panel, telephone and assessment centre situations. This session is presented by experienced career practitioners who can provide tips passed on from graduate employers.

The session will cover:

  • Types of interviews recruiters use
  • Interview preparation
  • Introductory, Behavioral and Scenario-based questions
  • Positive post-interview reflection

Practise your Interview Skills

Targeting: Students in all years across all disciplines
Duration: 1 hour
Overview:
A valuable opportunity to practice interview questions with your fellow students, facilitated by Careers Centre staff. Students who have previously attended an Interview Skills workshop or reviewed the Interview Skills information on the Careers Centre website will get the most value from this workshop.

The session will cover:

  • What employers look for in a successful interview
  • Quick review of the different interview questions and how to answer them
  • Time to prepare answers to sample questions
  • Practice interview questions in groups of 3
  • Debrief of the practice interviews

Job Search Skills

Targeting: Students in all years across all disciplines
Duration: 1 hour
Overview: This one hour session will outline the essential information you need to approach the job market, and aims to assist students investigate options for alternative job opportunities.
Outcomes:

  • Suggestions and strategies to assist you in finding employment
  • Gain confidence in managing the range of recruitment processes
  • Find out how to make your application stand out from the crowd, and present your experience.