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Talk To Graduate Recruiters Directly!

Posted by Belinda Luby

Hop On To GradConnections Forums To Chat With Graduate Employers!

We are entering peak Graduate Recruitment season for 2013 Graduate programs meaning now is the time to do your research and decide where you want to apply for 2012 Graduate Programs.

When Are The Forums Happening?

From February to April Graduate Employers will be participating in GradConnection forum sessions to answer any questions you may have in relation to their Graduate Programs

What Does This Mean For You? 

As you may have read in our last newsletter, Employers were recently introduced to our new "Invite to Apply" functionality - meaning they can log in to their employer accounts on the GradConnection site, enter in some search criteria and view a list of students and graduates who fit that criteria.  

From there, the graduate employers will check out each profile and choose who they want to invite to apply. If your profile is 100% complete, it will show you at the top, or closer to the top, of the search results - so make sure you're profile is the best you can make it, and you could be personally invited to apply for a position!

Some Tips To Make The Most Of The Forums

  • As employers can click on your profile from forums and have a look at your profile (depending on your privacy settings), be sure to ask good questions, and write with the proper spelling and etiquette.
  • Ask anything you can think of to help you decide on whether this is the right employer and program for you. 
  • Be sure to research the company well prior to quizzing the graduate employer
  • Try to make your questions stand out if you want to be remembered by the employer - in depth questions about their program rather than information that is accessible on their profiles 

Forum Timetable

Check out this confirmed forum timetable and make a note of when you need to be on the site to start chatting - these forum sessions will be held from 2 to 4pm (EST)  on the date given below, and you can start posting questions a few hours before that.  

If you are signed up to alerts to the employer or industry you want to hear about, you will receive an email on the morning of the forum as a reminder, with a direct link.

As you can see there are stacks of employers listed as this years GradConnection list of employers is huge ! Keep in mind that the average successful candidate apply's to 8 employers - so start applying and good luck from the GradConnection team! 

February Confirmed 

OneSteel - Wednesday 15 February 2012

DFAT - Thursday February 23 2012

EY- Monday 27 Feb 2012

John Holland - Tuesday 28 Feb 2012

Mars - Wednesday 29 Feb 2012

March Confirmed

NAB - Thursday, 1 March 2012

Transfield and Contact Singapore - Friday, 2 March 2012

AMP - Monday, 5 March 2012

GE - Tuesday 6 March 2012

DSTO - Wednesday 7 March 2012

KPMG - Thursday 8 March 2012

ANZ - Friday 9 March 2012

Deloitte - Tuesday, 13 March 2012

CBA - Wednesday, 14 March 2012

ATO - Thursday, 15 March 2012

Westpac - Friday 16 March 2012

AECOM and Department of Human Services - Monday 19 March

Telstra - Tuesday, 20 March 2012

OneSteel- Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Unilever - Thursday 22 March 2012

Navitas (International Students: Getting Ahead)- Thursday 23 March 2012

BAT - Monday 26 March 2012

IBM - Tuesday 27 March 2012

Orica - Wednesday 28 March 2012

KBR - Thursday 29 March 2012

April Confirmed

Dept of Finance - Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Sydney Water - Wednesday 4 April 2012

Aurecon - Thursday 5 April 2012

Anglo Coal - Friday 6 April 2012

The Treasury - Wednesday 11 April 2012

FaHCSIA - Wednesday, 18 April 2012


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