In order for us to find rewarding jobs we need to explore what we are looking for in our jobs and careers. This begins with self-assessment; by better knowing ourselves we will be in a better position to plan our career. Self-assessment requires you to understand your values; examine the skills you possess; recognise skills that are lacking; identify your real interests and develop a plan of action. Time spent on this will ensure you can then take these aspects of yourself into consideration in your career planning.
The world of work is constantly changing and as a result we need to be: - Aware of our strengths and any areas that require development in relation to our skills, knowledge and attributes - Prepared to take advantage of new opportunities - Able to effectively market ourselves - Able to provide specific examples from our working life to demonstrate our skills and knowledge - Able to provide tangible evidence of our skills and knowledge A career development tool that will assist us in meeting the challenges of the changing work environment is a Career Portfolio
A resume is a sales brochure that is used to sell job applicants to potential employers and help them gain an edge in a highly competitive workforce. In Australia, resumes have been transformed over the past 10 years. They have moved from being primarily duties-based to focussing on the job applicants’ achievements.
Selection criteria list the essential and desirable skills, attributes, experience and education which an organisation decides is necessary for a position. Who uses selection criteria? Why are selection criteria used? Where can you find selection criteria?
Your performance in your written application gets you to the interview; however it is at the job interview that the major decision is made as to who is the most suitable applicant for the position. It’s how you sell and promote yourself at the interview that determines whether you are successful in getting the job. Preparation and practice are the keys to good interview performance.
Membership of AHRI allows staff to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in HR, access essential resources and information and provides a valuable network. As UOW Business Faculty is an organisational member of AHRI, individual staff can gain between a 10-15%a discount on their annual membership.