Employability and career ready

Employability and career ready

Finding a great career is probably the main reason you enrolled at Macquarie. The Career and Employment service can help you succeed by preparing you for careers of the future.

Increase your employability

Our philosophy is centred around increasing your employability. This means increasing your ability to find and use valuable experience, learn new skills, and gain a greater understanding of yourself and the personal attributes that will sustain your career.

It also means ensuring you’re nimble enough to not only work in the industry your course prepared you for, but able to transition into other industries outside the focus of your learning at Macquarie.

Transferable skills are important as they keep you agile and they are both essential and applicable across multiple industries. Employment experts say that you can expect to work in around a dozen different industries before retirement.  In fact, some say that you will hit your fourth career in a new industry by your 32nd birthday! So while technical skills will be important, your transferable skills will help your career development and growth and link between jobs and industries.

Step 1: CareerWise

  • If you have a careers-related question, such as how to write a resume or cover letter, interviewing and assessment centre tips, or finding an internship, voluntary or part-time work, log into CareerWise. CareerWise is a web-based system housed within iLearn that holds all career resources you need to get yourself up to speed with making a career choice, preparing your application, and searching/applying for jobs.

 You can select any of the 3 modules complete with accessible resources and videos that may answer your questions.  These are all designed to increase your employability.

Step 2: Attend a workshop

When you are ready to apply what you’ve learned from CareerWise, you can attend any of our interactive career workshops during the semester. Those workshops include: Resume writing, interview preparation, developing your LinkedIn profile, how to find work, preparation for the graduate recruitment process, and more.

Book your spot through CareerHub. CareerHub is our online jobs board, appointment booking system, and events management tool. If you have not registered before on CareerHub as a student, you'll need to do that first before booking into one of our events.   

Be sure to follow the instructions emailed following your booking on how to prepare and what to bring to your workshop or group session. If you don't do this, we may cancel your participation in the workshop for that day.

Step 3: Book a careers appointment

If you still need further help, you can book an appointment through CareerHub to see one of our career advisers. 

Please note: you are only entitled to book an appointment if you have used and applied our self-help resources as described above. If you don't do this, we may cancel your appointment.

Available resources

Before you can make an appointment with us, we encourage you to first access our guided self-help tools as you may find your answers there.

Other resources

  • The Career and Employment service also run events, including industry-specific careers fairs (Law Fair, Trading, Consulting, and Banking Fair,  biannual Graduate Careers Fairs and a new Start-Up Fair)
  • Host employer presentations and workshops to give you further insight into a specific organisation or industry

You'll find these events listed in CareerHub.  Don't wait until your final semester. Start building your future now!

How to contact the Careers and Employment service

Should you have any questions about our service, don't hesitate to contact us on 02 9850 7372 or via email at careers@mq.edu.au

To book an appointment or join a careers event, please use our appointment booking system CareerHub.

We aim for our services to assist you.  However, Campus Wellbeing may be more suitable to your needs, and we would be happy to refer you.

The Career and Employment Service is available from Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5pm at MUSE (Level 2, C7A)

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