August 2020

RESUME TIP OF THE MONTH

Resume should be appropriate to your situation and do exactly what you want it to do – to win an interview.

Avoid listing your home address. You don’t want to miss out on the short-list just because the recruiter thinks that you live too far but in fact, you are willing to travel the distance.



INTERVIEW TIP OF THE MONTH

Don’t just answer the questions. Interview the interviewer to show your enthusiasm and willingness to learn and progress. Some smart questions to ask at the interview to show that you are keen in the job opportunity:

  • What is the biggest challenge I am likely to face in this job?
  • What will the immediate priorities of the job be?
  • How will you assess my performance in this position?
  • Is there a policy to support ongoing training and development?
  • How would you describe the culture of the organisation?
  • What would you consider to be the most critical skills or abilities necessary for someone to succeed in this job?
  • What particular computer software will I be using?
  • Can you describe an ideal employee?
  • I was wondering when I can expect to hear back from you.


JOB PRODUCTIVITY TIP OF THE MONTH

Due to social distancing requirements, many employers are encouraging their staff to work from home. In order to make working from home productive, we recommend that you set up the project on Slack for online collaboration and set up an “Always On” video or chat meeting room on Skype or Zoom to encourage questions and interaction.



HOST COMPANY OF THE MONTH

EGR Group

Founded in 1973, the EGR Group is a world-class designer and manufacturer of precision engineered solutions marketed through two Strategic Divisions – Automotive and Building and Commercial Products.

EGR Group has hosted more than 10 engineering, business and supply chain management interns from Studyandwork and most of them were retained for ongoing employment after internship.
We are very thankful to them for giving young graduates a chance to succeed.

Website: www.egrgroup.com


INTERN OF THE MONTH

How did you benefit from the internship?
The internship provided me an opportunity to demonstrate my pre-existing knowledge and growth potential in an actual workplace, which helped me a lot in boosting my confidence. With the enhanced skills and confidence, I was able to secure a full-time roll as a web developer.

What did you learn on the job?
Apart from the technical skills, I was able to learn things like project management and customer relationship management during the internship. Also, I was able to learn the value of professionalism in Australian workplaces.

What role did Studyandwork play in helping you enter the industry?
Despite of multiple personal efforts, I was not being able to enter the professional industry. The staffs at Studyandwork were very approachable and helped me with things like resume improvisation and setting up interviews with software companies. In short, I would say that Studyandwork gave me a head start in my quest of finding opportunities in the software development industry.

Have you recommended the internship to anyone? If not, would you?
Yes, I have recommended the internship through Studyandwork to one of my friends.

How would you summarise the experience as a whole?
Personally, I found that the staffs were very friendly and approachable. They offered quick and prompt response to my application and I was hired as an intern within a week, which was unbelievable.

Were you offered a job after internship?
Yes.

Are there any further comments you would like to add?
I wish Studyandwork all the best and hope they keep on helping thousands of struggling professionals to get the right opportunities.



 CANDIDATE HOT LIST OF THE MONTH

JOB OPPORTUNITIES OF THE MONTH

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OF THE MONTH

BREAKING NEWS OF THE MONTH

The Australian Government announced today they are making changes to Student and Graduate Visa processing arrangements to ensure Australia remains a priority destination for international students when travel restrictions ease.

There are five major processing changes going to happen to ensure international students are not worse off due to the coronavirus pandemic. This also includes students currently in Australia.

1.    The Government will recommence granting student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia. This means when borders re-open, students will already have visas and be able to make arrangements to travel.
2.    International students will be able to lodge a further student visa application free of charge, if they are unable to complete their studies within their original visa validity due to COVID-19.
3.    Current student visa holders studying online outside Australia due to COVID-19 will be able to use that study to count towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa.
4.    Graduates who held a student visa will be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa outside Australia if they are unable to return due to COVID-19.
5.    Additional time will be given for applicants to provide English language results where COVID-19 has disrupted access to these services.



INTRODUCING OUR NEW BRANDING

We are re-branding the logo of our business to appeal to both the candidates looking for their first professional job and the employers looking to hire fresh talent. We hope you will like it.

INTRODUCING OUR NEW PRODUCT

AppSkill - a technology training school

There is a growing talent mismatch between the skills employers need and those job seekers possess due to lack of industry technology skills. Our core objective is to bridge that gap by training university graduates and professionals with high demand technology skills and placing them in relevant internships where they can practice and improve those skills. We strive to produce professionals with the right skillset who will be in a decent negotiation position when they are on the hunt for new job. 

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About STUDYANDWORK

We are Australia’s first recruitment agency devoted to students and graduates that specialises in internships, traineeships and graduate job placements. While most recruitment agencies say NO to job applications from inexperienced candidates, we say WHY NOT? We and our valued host companies go by the “Hire for Attitude, Train for Skills” philosophy.

We help students and graduates get over the frustration of the paradoxical situation: You need a job to get experience and you need experience to get a job. We place them in a suitable internship or graduate job for work experience and make sure that they get the best out of the opportunity, resulting in their career success.

We help students and graduates transition from their study to a job by tapping into their skills to meet the staffing needs of Australian businesses cost-effectively and efficiently. Due to our proven successful business model, we have been able to match more than 5,000 students and graduates with over 2,000 Australian and multinational companies since 2007.