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As an international student and IT or Accounting graduate from an Australian University, you’re likely to be aware of Professional Year Programs (PY). Completing a PY program will not only aid your efforts in become a permanent resident in Australia but importantly, and at the same time, help you grow professionally in your chosen career

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Since lockdowns ended and people slowly started returning to offices around Australia, we’ve been hearing about The Great Resignation and how employees are voting with their feet, seeking greener pastures with better conditions and opportunities. With unemployment holding steady at a record low of 4% in Australia, it means attracting and retaining good staff has

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Transferrable skills are highly sought after for employers and hiring managers. They can help you stand out from a crowd, change careers, or showcase experience when you might not have a lot at the start of your career. For graduates, they will often have limited practical experience or baseline technical skills so transferrable skills become

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Boom! You’ve just been notified of a job interview request for a role you’d love to land. For many, that excitement quickly turns to nerves or dread as you know the interview is happening soon and realise you don’t know much about the company, or how to best prepare. We know an interview is a

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If you want to progress to an interview stage, your resume is crucial, and ultimately needs to hook the reader in immediately! Getting the content right can be a challenge, and most people will say they’ve found it difficult trying to put their professional experience on ‘paper’ ensuring they stand out to a prospective employer.

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Did you know that Education is our third largest export in Australia? A fair proportion of international students who head ‘down under’ stay on to live and work. One of the biggest challenges this cohort faces is the Australian job market, namely, how to convince an employer to take a punt on them. Pushback can

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Internships can be an important part of a businesses’ talent pipeline and resourcing plans. Not only do these programs increase your ability to secure highly qualified & talented candidates but provide an opportunity to integrate new talent to make sure they are the right fit for your business.  It’s not about numbers, it’s about quality

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After migrating from India nearly a decade ago, my time in Australia started as an international student with big dreams and ideas of what success would look like in my life ‘down under’. Full disclosure, I now work for Performance Education; but my journey was the same as every international student and I’m writing this

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Gradability & Performance Education’s CEO, David Phua pens his views on the current international student market.  Recently the ABC published an article about the plight international students face trying to secure employment post-graduation: https://ab.co/3wsTZ61 The article references the perceptions held by both graduates and employers around the employability of international graduates, what options are available

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In today’s competitive job market an internship will give you invaluable experience to use when transitioning from university graduate into the workforce. Modern day internships aid students in gaining practical on-the-job training experiences in a real workplace through practising & understanding day-to-day tasks, employee interactions and challenges of a working environment. It is the best

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