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Develop your industry mindset

May 23, 2018 by Hana Woolerson

Develop your industry mindset

We spend a lot of time banging on about/trying to gently convince you that it is really important to keep on top of your industry news and trends, especially as you start to plan your life and career after university.

However, in a time of great change to the world of work, from digital disruption to diminishing funding streams to economic uncertainty, it might be worth taking a looking further afield to see where the skills you’ve acquired from university, your part time job and extracurricular activities can take you.

A recent report from the Foundation for Young Australians called The New Work Mindset revealed that while a young person trains or works in one job, they acquire the skills that will help get them another 13 jobs.

What does this mean for you? It might be worth thinking about a dream job ‘cluster’ based on your skills and interests, rather than a dream job. Take the time to explore your industry, or even take your search to another industry – there may be new opportunities available to you that you hadn’t considered.

The easiest way to keep informed and to start your search is to research online. Check out our team’s tried and tested websites for industry news, career advice and employment strategies.  And for more information on the future world of work, read The New Work Mindset.

Finally, keep an eye on UniHub for upcoming career and leadership development workshops and events. We are hosting our How Do I Get To Know My Industry workshops this week, and watch this space for more events in the coming months as we turn our focus towards preparing our students for their ‘careers for tomorrow’. (Hint: our inaugural Careers For Tomorrow Festival coming to you in Semester Two – subtle, I know).

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