Whether it’s to reskill, upskill or to outskill, postgraduate study is a great investment in your future. In fact, people with postgraduate qualifications can earn significantly more than those with bachelor degrees (according to studies by Graduate Careers Australia).
Real World Wisdom is a webinar series by alumni, for alumni. Explore upcoming webinar topics, from job search and interview preparation to the first twelve months in a new job.
The Real World Wisdom series was launched in 2020 to make a real-world difference and support alumni looking for practical career advice and tools to enter the job market and manage their ongoing career development.
In 2021 we will focus on the employment lifecycle, covering job search and interview preparation skills, the first twelve months in a new job, and career progression.
Take a look at what's coming up in 2021.
2021 Webinar Host:
Director at Edison Talent
Tom is the Director of Edison Talent, a Brisbane based IT recruitment company that specialises in software development, leadership, and strategy. After finishing an IT degree in Data Communications from QUT, Tom moved into network administration and then into IT recruitment. He now runs a national team of around 25 consultants who work across finance, security, mining, bitcoin, and weapons tech.
Tom will be joined by other experienced alumni for each webinar.
Topic 6: Choose your own career adventure
Wed 20/10/2021 12-1pm
Do you want to work your way up in an organisation, side-step to another opportunity, or pivot in your career?
Join our panel of experienced alumni as they share their advice on accelerating in your chosen career path. They will discuss:
looking for opportunities
ongoing training, and
Topic 1: Applying for jobs: how to make the interview shortlist
Wed 10/02/2021 12-1pm
How can you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market? Our panel of experienced alumni recruiters and hiring managers share advice on:
addressing selection criteria
tailoring your resume, and
what to do if you don’t have much work experience.
Webinar recording available on YouTube (recorded Wednesday, 10 February 2021)
Topic 2: How to succeed in your next job interview
Wed 24/03/2021 12-1pm
So you’ve got the interview – what’s next? Join our panel of experienced alumni recruiters and hiring managers as they share their tips on:
answering challenging questions
avoiding common mistakes, and
preparing for online and in-person interviews.
Webinar recording available on YouTube (recorded Wednesday, 24 March 2021)
Topic 3: Tips for success in your new job
Wed 19/05/2021 12-1pm
You've got the job - now what? Join our panel of experienced alumni hiring managers as they share advice on:
having a voice as a new graduate
building internal relationships
recognising influencers, and
finding mentors in your workplace.
Webinar recording available on YouTube (recorded Wednesday, 19 May 2021)
Topic 4: Money matters: Get savvy with your salary
Wed 14/07/2021 12-1pm
Now you are earning money, what should you do with it? Join our panel of experienced alumni with finance and accounting backgrounds as they share their knowledge and understanding of:
medicare surcharge, and
This webinar covers basic and general financial advice to get you started.
Webinar recording available on YouTube (recorded Wednesday, 14 July 2021)
Topic 5: Workplace skills
Wed 25/08/2021 12-1pm
Join our panel of experienced alumni with people management and coaching skills as they share their tips on:
giving and receiving feedback
performance reviews, and
common challenges faced in the workplace by newer employees.
Webinar recording available on YouTube (recorded Wednesday, 25 August 2021)
New QUT graduates Jack and Bhosten Savage spent last year studying remotely from two different cities, but yesterday the father and son reunited in Brisbane for their second graduation ceremony this summer.