Employability essentials 

A step-by-step guide to landing your first job 

Employability essentials 

A step-by-step guide to landing your first job 

Learn the basics of the job search and application process in these self-paced online modules. Develop the knowledge and tools you need to create a standout resume, prepare for a job interview, source an internship and more! 

In each module, you’ll hear from industry representatives as they share ‘behind the scenes' insights and provide you with practical advice on how to successfully navigate the recruitment process. Complete these modules at your own pace and return to them as a resource when you need.

Student watching her laptop with headphones inCrafting a resume

Your resume is an important tool for your job application efforts. It provides an overview of your qualifications, experience, skills and accomplishments, and if done well, will help you get a job interview.

In this module, you’ll learn how to craft a resume that looks professional, highlights your strengths and is tailored to the requirements of a specific job vacancy.

Two students collaborating on a projectWriting a cover letter

A cover letter is part of your own personal marketing toolkit and can make or break your opportunity to be shortlisted for an interview.

This module will give you insights into the key information employers look for in cover letters and show you how to showcase your experiences succinctly and with impact to help you land that job interview.

Two business, economics and law students talking in UQ library Preparing for an interview

The interview is the most important part of the recruitment process. How you prepare and deliver your message to a potential employer will be crucial to your success in securing a job.

This module will give you insights into what to expect from different interview types and provides key information on how to prepare for them so you will be confident to deliver your message on point.

A woman shaking hands, greeting a man at work.Navigating the recruitment process

Applying for graduate positions will be exciting but can also be complex and confusing. Understanding the recruitment process and being prepared for it will increase your chances of success.

This module discusses the differences between ‘graduate programs’ and ‘graduate roles’, explains the stages of the recruitment process and provides a method to prepare and stay on top of your application activity.

UQ student intern sitting across from her employer at a cafe.Finding professional opportunities

Undertaking professional development opportunities often provides skills and attributes not explicitly taught in the classroom. These activities look fantastic on a resume but also provide much-needed clarity when making career decisions.

This module assists with the identification of career pathways and finding relevant opportunities that will build the mindsets, capabilities and professional networks to thrive in your career.

Coming Soon

More modules are on their way, so check back regularly for:

  • Preparing for the workplace