How The Class of 2019 Can Impress Employers

THE Class of 2019 must become proactive job seekers because in 2020 ‘the jobs won’t look for you’.


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With social media recruitment sites awash with job interview tips, Sarina Russo says the Class of 2019 must be aware of a few simple strategies’ employers look when hiring.


A CAN DO personality, a WILL DO attitude and WILL FIT company culture.


“On top of these attributes the preparation of a good resume and cover letter is also vital to get through the job application stage,” Ms Russo said.


“When perusing your resume employers look for:


  • Consistent grades – indicates an ability to apply yourself to a task
  • Extra-curricular activities – indicates an ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Involvement in sport or team-based activity – indicates good discipline, focus and the ability to work in a team
  • Part-time work – indicates initiative, a work ethic and customer service skills
  • Voluntary work– indicates a preparedness to give something back to the community
  • Networking – indicates a ‘can-do’ attitude


Following these simple tips will give you the best shot in progressing to the interview stage.


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