The ultimate guide to getting the Graduate job you want

All the tips and tricks for application and interview success, plus a step by step guide to get the job you love!
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

This course is for you if you are finishing university or college soon and not exactly sure what to do next...

The course content is from Unigrad and is presented by Andrea Culligan. Andrea has helped thousands of students find careers, and hundreds of employers hire students, over her almost 20 yrs career in the graduate industry. This course shares the valuable insights and tips relating to finding the grad job you want.

An award winning entrepreneur, Andrea has heard so many fears, questions and challenges from both students and employers. The content included in this course aims to alleviate the fears students have about finding a job when you graduate, help you find out little bit more about yourself, find opportunities you never thought you were available, understand what employers really want, create resumes even without employment experience, interview with confidence and ultimately get the grad job you want.

Key topics covered:

  • Personal Brand - help you understand more about yourself and develop yours
  • Brand Communication - Understand the channels for promoting yourself and how to use them
  • Presentation skills - demonstrate how to present the best version of yourself to potential employers and get the job you want
  • Resume, cover letter and your personal pitch - Understand what documents and tools you will need and how to prepare them
  • Interview skills - how to prepare for interviews and give yourself the best chance of success in whatever you want to do
  • Build confidence - in the transition from University to work
  • How to choose your future - demonstrate simple step-by-step processes to help you work through want to do with your future, who to work for and in which industry.

Use the various worksheets and checklists to prepare yourself for the best future you can imagine. Get the inside knowledge on interview processes and how to get yourself ready and confident.

This course is well presented with easy to follow lectures and simple supporting documents and reference materials. The comprehensive set of checklists and action plans are designed to help you achieve the best results possible for your future.

We know that you will gain huge value from this course, but if for any reason you are not entirely satisfied, this course has a 30 day money back guaranteed.

What are the requirements?

  • Be open minded to explore a bigger future for yourself
  • Be able to commit some time to work through the exercises
  • Be ready to present the best version of yourself as you transition from university

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Insight to choose the future or career you really want
  • Develop your own personal brand
  • Confidently present the best version of yourself to employers
  • Navigate through the graduate job application process
  • Choose the most suitable employer for your future
  • Create excellent resumes, cover letters and personal pitches
  • Manage appropriate boundaries in social media content
  • Understand what employers are really looking for in good candidates
  • Increase job application confidence

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for University students who are due to graduate soon or have recently graduated and are not 100% sure what they want to do next. It will help you define yourself, develop your own personal brand, prepare career related documents and increase your confidence in any job application process. This course is probably not for you if you already know what you want to do and super confident about getting it.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

Overview of the course and what you can expect to get out of it

Section 2: Personal Brand

What is a Personal Brand

  • Definitions explained
  • What a Personal Brand is not
  • Why it’s important

What is a Personal Value Proposition

Why is a Personal Brand particularly important in a career process

What is a Digital Tattoo

  • Definitions explained
  • What it looks like
  • Why it is important

Benefits of a Personal Brand


Detailed look at your goals, Values, Passions

Examples and explanations


Developing a pitch

Why are your values and passions important to the personal brand process

Creating a pitch that works for your introduction

Identifying personally descriptive words to use at interviews


Understand the personal brand that is already present

Use simple questions to reach out and find out what others think of your current personal brand


Digital Tattoo

Exploring the current messages about you online

Reviewing social channels from a public perspective

Why a digital presence has impact on your career opportunities

Communicating your personal brand

Overview of communication influences for your personal brand


Starting to spread the word about your personal brand

How to expand your thoughts on potential career options

Getting your first level brand circle on board


Expanding your brand circle

Building confidence through continual sharing

Creating a list of potential peers for brand sharing

Examples of approach


Building a list of brand influencers

Examples of approach


Reviewing social channels for building a personal brand

Linkedin and it’s uses

Building a profile without work experience


Overview of section 1

Key tip for maintaining personal brand

1 question

Here is how to do it:

First, dont panic!

Second, go up to someone you know & trust (not an idiot mate who is guaranteed to make fun of you!), smile & make eye contact and then deliver your pitch.

Lastly, tell them what you just did and ask them what they thought.

Section 3: Making your choices

Understanding the options for after university

The differences between small and large business opportunities

It is important but not forever

Don’t get hung up – live curious and flexible

Nothing is linear and everything changes over time

You can change your mind but do it carefully

Don’t assume everyone else ‘has it nailed’ – most don’t!


Start to build the list of potential opportunities and companies to work for

Aligning it with passions and interests vs degree

How to search for companies aligned with interests

Using your network and university to find current opportunities

Creating a list of 50-60 companies


Narrowing the list of opportunities based on values and wants

How to narrow your list through specific research

Aligning your personal brand with the company of interest

Researching social channels and specific graduate related information


Researching the company from an employees’ perspective

Determining the authentic employment experience before you apply

Websites and tools that communicate the authentic employment experience

Section 4: Preparing to apply for jobs

Find out what companies are REALLY looking for

Identify how you communicate what companies are REALLY looking for

Determine the attribute and skills that most relate to you


What is a Resume

What is a CV

What is the difference between a Resume and a CV

Getting prepared to build your resume

Top things to think about before building your resume

Key topics a resume covers

How to communicate key areas on your resume without work experience


Top Tips for Resume building

How to describe project work instead of work experience

Articulating your skills based on experiences had at university

The important steps to build a resume

Do you or do you NOT include a photo?

Links for specific step by step resume builders


Creating a pitch for speaking to an employer

A quick pitch on how to ask for the role you want based on who you are and your passions


Creating a cover letter

Top Tips

Top Fails

Section 5: The Application Process
Overview of steps for application and offer processes

What to expect

How to respond

Example questions to ask a recruiter

Build your confidence

Increase your research

Top tips for the day


Overview of online assessments

What not to do

Why Employers use them

Are they important?


Goals for telephone interview

Top tips for the interview

What happens on the call

Sample questions that may occur to prepare for

How to end the call in a successful way

Differentiating yourself


Overview on group assessment

What to expect

What to bring

General Time lengths for the day

How to prepare for the day

How to differentiate yourself


Overview of one on one interviews

Top Tips

How to prepare for an interview

What to wear


How to have a firm handshake

Making suitable eye contact

Appropriate body language and behavior during the interview


Understand you’re being interviewed the minute you walk in the door

Top tips to differentiate in the business –not just the recruiter

How to end the interview


Differentiating yourself after the interview

Examples of how to follow up after the interview


Overview on what behavioural questions are

Samples of questions and responses

Downloadable document listing sample behavioural questions


Sample questions to ask an employer/recruiter

Downloadable sheet of questions to use in an interview

Section 6: Accepting and Rejecting offers

How to manage the rejection

Following up and presenting your personal brand even when being rejected


How to evaluate your offer

Tips on how to choose the best offer

What to consider when accepting an offer

Understanding the balance between salary, benefits and experience

Making sure it’s the right opportunity for you

How to respond if you’re still waiting for other offers

Examples on how to manage both offers


How to decline an offer

Examples of how to communicate the rejection

Top tips for keeping the opportunities open in the future


How to manage the acceptance process

What questions to ask at this stage


Top tips for the first few weeks of your new job

Things to know and do to keep your personal brand and opportunities positive

4 questions

Take this quick quiz to see how ready you are.

Section 7: Course Summary
Course Summary

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Instructor Biography

Unigrad Jobs, Graduate Employment facilitator

Unigrad has been helping students find jobs and companies recruit graduates for over 17 years. Our team have a wealth of global experience in this field and are dedicated to helping students discover the best opportunities for them.

Instructed by Andrea Culligan, an award winning entrepreneur focussed on building products and businesses that help employers find students and students find jobs.

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