Decided to head back to your home country after you graduate? Australian universities are well known all over the world for developing high quality graduates with attributes, skills and knowledge valued by employers. Your overseas experience has helped you to develop additional skills such as flexibility, inter-cultural communication and, of course, English.
Resources for your home country job search
Griffith has launched a new Global Careers Portal to allow international students the ability to search for graduate employment in their home country. This tool will enable international students to search and apply for roles internationally.
Going Global can assist with specific labour market information, resume templates for a wide variety of countries, thousands of key employer profiles and links to real job and internship opportunities. As a Griffith student, you can use this resource for free. To activate the Griffith subscription, please login via CareerBoard.
Some countries have graduate employment publications that can help you identify employers and positions, as well as key recruitment deadlines.
There are graduate recruitment events specifically for graduates of Australian universities in China and India, run by the Australian Trade Commission and a host of other events through organisations such as Contact Singapore , Talent Corp and CPA Australia to name only a few. Use your research skills to find out about similar events in your home country.
Networking is important in your home country job search. While you may already have a well developed network in your home country, consider joining the local chapter of the Australian Chamber of Commerce or Australian Alumni Associations. These organisations hold numerous networking functions, advertise jobs and often host internships for students and graduates of Australian universities.
Even though you are returning to your home country to further your career, this page may help get you started with your job search.
There is still the opportunity to remain connected with Australia. International alumni networks and business associations are valuable as they can:
- Help you maintain the personal, business, institutional and educational links and friendships you have made while studying in Australia
- Expose you to business and job opportunities back home and around the world
- Provide a supportive community of professionals who have shared your experience of studying in Australia.
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