motivationIn finding an ideal graduate job in an uncertain and changing world, keeping motivated is the most important thing you can do to build career success. Don’t worry too much if your first job doesn’t quite match your dream – it can be a stepping stone. Try things out, take risks and develop your skills; your progress is up to you. However, sometimes you do need to make your own luck by working on your job search. To keep motivated, take advantage of campus career seminars, workshops and networking opportunities. Do not leave it until after your final exams. We have lots of useful workshops at Victoria on CareerHub: (See Career Events on the right menu)

Two big events coming up and not to be missed!

Science FairScience Careers Expo – 30 plus employer exhibitors
Great opportunity for current students and graduates to meet with representatives and hiring executives! Come and learn more about the current job market, explore future opportunities and obtain valuable contacts, in a fun, relaxed and informal environment.

BE PREPARED: Review this Vic Careers blog: Career Expos coming up – Must read tips for making an impact!

Careers with a BA
Careers in Focus Seminar – ‘Careers with a BA’
Thinking about where your Humanities and Social Science degree can take you? Come to hear recent Vic Arts graduates share their personal stories about their transferable and employability skills, what employers look for and provide you with valuable tips on job hunting This will be followed by an informal networking session, connecting with more Alumni (from various subject majors), along with Employer Exhibits. Guaranteed to be an exciting and stimulating evening to explore career options and be prepared for future employment.

Here are some links to valuable advice:
Donald Trump’s Advice on Choosing a Career: ‘You have to love it; you have to really want it; you have to love what you are doing’:
Career Advice: Job Hunting Tips for Staying Motivated
Seven ways to keep motivated whilst graduate job hunting

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Advice, Career expos, Motivation