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Engage with your industry (with minimal effort)

June 15, 2017 by Hana Woolerson

Engage with your industry (with minimal effort)

We know the countdown to your mid-year break is on for those of you completing your degrees and, for some of you, that will mean extended periods of time in your PJs, hanging out online. It’s ok, no judgement from this end.

What if we told you that while you are lying on the couch watching Netflix, there are a few quick things you can do to keep on top of your industry trends and set you up for the upcoming semester? We promise you won’t even have to get up.

Follow some industry specific groups on Facebook, and like some of their posts so future posts show up in your newsfeed. You can search for the industry’s professional body, any companies you are interested in working for, or other industry news/opinion pages you would like to keep up to date with. While you are there, broaden your search and look around for different industries that still relate to your degree. You never know, you might stumble across a career path you never considered.

Join industry groups on LinkedIn. There are two ways that you can search and join groups on LinkedIn. You can use the Search function on your homepage and search for keywords or companies. Alternatively, you can click on the Work icon in the top right corner of your LinkedIn homepage and select Groups from the drop down menu. Click Discover at the top of the page to view suggested groups. You can then request membership by clicking the Ask To Join button under the group description.

Bookmark careers advice and industry pages. We recently published our ‘must follow’ list of industry websites, compiled by our Careers Development Consultants. If you missed it, have a read and bookmark or subscribe to the pages most relevant to you.

Finally, check UniHub for upcoming careers development and leadership skills workshops and events. We are currently finalising our program for Semester Two, and it’ll go live in the next couple of weeks. Keep a look out for any sessions you can attend once you get back to campus. And remember, most of our workshops are also available online on Curtin Challenge, if you can summon the motivation over the break.


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