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Industry advice to Unitec students

Last year, the Unitec Industry Partnerships Team hosted virtual industry events.  We've put together advice from these employers who participated in these events.  What do employers expect from applicants? Watch this video to learn a few tips from your future employers.

25 January 2021

We have put together clips of employers' presentations that provide a summary of their expectations from applicants.  In this video you will hear from Seek,  Vodafone, Spark, Ministry of Education, ASB



Here's what they said:

"Because of Covid-19, the job market has changed. When you're thinking about roles do not say no. Be open to change and be open to adapt."  Gemma Hill, Product Specialist-Seek

"You will all be coming from different degree backgrounds, don't be afraid to apply for a role that is outside your degree. Tailor your CV to each role you are applying for. Connect with someone from the organisation you are applying to through LinkedIn and try to message them to help you be in front of the queue." Dave McCormack, Talent Acquisition Business Partner-Vodafone

"Read instructions thoroughly and make sure understand what's fully involved. Show examples that are relevant and will show you in a good way." Kathryn C., Graduate Policy Analyst- Ministry of Education

"Ask questions about opportunities to upskill.  Join industry meet-ups."  Julian Garthwaite, Virtual Lead Cyber Defence Operations- Spark

"Think about things that you've done in the community and highlight these experiences." Tracey Walsh, HR Advirsor - Vodafone

"Polish and update your CV and LinkedIn profile- recruiters will look you up on LinkedIn." Dominique Herewini, Graduate Talent Consultant-ASB

"Be open for growth. We make sacrifices to be where we want to be." May Wright, People Capability Coordinator- Ministry of Education

Find out more about the Unitec Industry Events