Careers, jobs and your future

Our career services and resources have been designed to assist you in developing the capacity to achieve your career goals. Whether it is gaining part time work while you study or clarifying your longer term goals and connecting with industry, there is a service or resource that will fit your current career needs.

Our services are available to all current students and graduates of the University.

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Need help with your resume? Want to find out about your future career possibilities? Drop by and talk to one of our friendly Career Consultants to get some useful feedback on your job applications or to discuss your broader career questions.

Before attending a consultation, you might like to access the wide range of resources available in CareerHub. These will help you to make a start on writing your document. It's also useful to bring along a draft copy of the application that you are working on if you have one. If you don’t have a resume, we can help you make a start.

If you would like to visit careers, here are some options:

Careers Express

These brief 10-minute consultations are for quick questions related to:

· Resume and application advice

· Interview preparation

· Job search strategies

At Callaghan campus, the Careers Express service is available Monday – Friday, from 9.00 am – 4.30 pm. Check in at our reception desk in the Student Services Centre, Room 3.06 (upstairs from the Hunter Hub).

At NewSpace campus , the Careers Express service is available on Tuesdays 10am to midday  – look for the Careers & Student Development banner on the ground floor near the coffee shop.

At Ourimbah campus,the Careers Express service is available by appointment only via CareerHub at https://careerhub.newcastle.edu.au

At Sydney campus, the Careers Express service is available by appointment only via CareerHub at https://careerhub.newcastle.edu.au

Careers Consultations

Need more than 10 minutes? If you have a number of questions or need a longer chat, you can attend a 20-minute Careers Consultation.

Careers Consultations are available at the Callaghan Campus by appointment (Student Services Centre, Room 3.06) at the following times:

Monday

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday

10:30am - 12:30pm

Friday

11:00am - 1:00pm

Careers consultations are also available at the Ourimbah and Sydney campuses, these are by appointment only via CareerHub at https://careerhub.newcastle.edu.au

Careers consultations are also available at the NewSpace campus - appointments will be available on selected Thursdays and Fridays.  Visit CareerHub for more information.

At the Port Macquarie campus, the TAFE Counselling and Careers Service can provide careers services to UON students and graduates. To book a consultation, phone 1300 628 233. Alternatively, you can book a consultation in person at Student Central in the Library.

We would love to meet you, but if you can't make it to one of our campuses in person send your career questions through to our experts via the 'Ask a Question' section of CareerHub, or phone us on (02) 4921 5588. We will call you back for a phone or Skype consultation.

We have a major presence on the University website, but mainly use the CareerHub site for our online delivery of services:

  • workshop bookings
  • appointment bookings (for Ourimbah, City and Sydney campuses)
  • careers resources – including information sheets, links to useful websites and FAQs
  • information on upcoming events
  • job search tool – casual and part-time work, vacation work and volunteer opportunities, graduate positions, and overseas jobs

Some of us prefer to learn by seeing, doing and asking questions. We offer workshops on a range of employment and career topics, including: career planning, job search, working in Australia, job applications and interviews, and social media and your career.

More information and registration details can be found in the Events section of CareerHub.

Are you in your final year of study?

The 2018 Graduate Recruitment Season is now upon us.

Careers and Student Development have been running a series of workshops designed to help you improve your chances of gaining Graduate Employment. These interactive workshops focus on every step of the Graduate Recruitment Process.  The final two workshops (listed below) are still open.

Register on CareerHub for:

  • Graduate Program Assessment Centres
  • Graduate Program Interviews

Workshops available at Callaghan, Ourimbah and NewSpace.

Department of Education Interview Preparation Workshops

These practice based workshops are for Final Year Master and Bachelor Teaching Students and will focus on building strong answers to interview questions, using the Department of Education graduate recruitment interview as a model.

Become more confident talking about your teaching practice through giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Register now on CareerHub

Often the best careers advisers are the people currently working in your fields of interest. No matter whether you are in your first or final year, developing industry contacts will be important for your career.

Our on-campus include expos, employer or professional association information sessions, and networking activities. We also advertise similar off-campus events that are relevant to our students. You'll find all event details listed on our website and in the Events section on CareerHub.