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COVID has radically changed the job and education landscape with a natural flow on internships programs. With skills shortages across the country, internship programs are hot property as they provide mutual benefits for both employee and interns, along with direct access to industry talent.

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Performance Education's CEO, David Phua, explores the year ahead.

A new year always brings the promise of renewal and exciting opportunities, and 2022 is no different! With Australian borders finally opening to the world and indications that the door (while not bashed down yet) is slowly being unlocked to skilled migrants in Australia.

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You got the job interview… but now, what should you wear?! Many will agonise over their outfit choice when preparing for a job interview and whether we like it or not, your appearance is often the first thing people notice and will leave a lasting impression.

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In a highly competitive job market, new graduates must work hard and put their best foot forward to be able to secure their first role. While experience is naturally always favoured, companies also take into consideration a range of other factors and skills, which may help land you a position.

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It can be daunting applying for roles when you have just graduated and don’t have experience in that field. When asked about professional experience – don’t panic if you don’t have any! You aren’t the first graduate to be in this position, it’s very common. Instead focus on talking about transferrable skills, soft skills, university projects and what you are doing to improve yourself instead.

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When preparing for your internship, focusing on the right areas will give you the best opportunity to succeed.

We know life can be busy with commitments and responsibilities, but with the right preparation, you’re much more likely to impress.

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How to nail your CV

Posted in Job Seeking,
30 Nov 2021

In a sea of resumes, how do you make yours stand out? 

Job hunting can be tough and now with applicant tracking systems used by many recruiters, you only have one shot to get your CV in front of the right person.

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Professional interviews for graduates are often a new experience and naturally can be daunting!

Acing an interview is all about being prepared, coming across as professional and doing lots of practise. Knowing what information to prepare and practise is the first step to ensure you put your best foot forward and make a strong first impression

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Interviews are about standing out from the crowd, obtaining information, and impressing your potential employer.

They are also a two-way process, with the candidate equally interviewing the employer to ensure their company is the appropriate fit for them!
 

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest networking platform, with over 660 million users, offering endless potential to connect & interact with contacts, co-workers, clients, and recruiters - not to mention find job opportunities.It’s also an important professional tool to help build your brand, develop an online CV, and share/tap into industry news.

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For Cassie Zhou, completing her professional year with PE was worth so much more than 5 points. We sat down with her to learn how to get the most out of your professional year, her secrets to job interview success, and why an internship isn't just about getting real-world experience.

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Many businesses may believe that hosting and mentoring an intern is a challenging task, especially if they’re time-poor, BUT it’s easier than you think.

Apart from the myriad of benefits interns add to the business, there are only a small number of key points a host company needs to meet before they can unlock this uncapped potential.   

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The world today is geared towards technology, and we love to ‘share’ the who, what, when, where and why of our day-to-day lives leaving a digital trail.

 

So, when applying for jobs, it’s important to be mindful that employers are likely to search online to find out more about you. 

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