VU Employ is here to provide you with advice and support along every step of your career journey – from crafting your resume for casual employment to exploring your graduate career options.

We have a range of career support services, resources and employability programs.

If you’re a current student or recent VU graduate, we're here to make sure you have the skills, experience, confidence and knowledge needed to be job and career ready.

Career counselling & advice

Career advice

Chat to one of our career consultants via an email drop-in on a range of career topics including:

  • preparing job applications
  • networking
  • job search strategies.

You can also email us your resume and job applications to get personalised feedback.

Career consultations

Our team of highly qualified and experienced career consultants are available for virtual career counselling appointments delivered via zoom or phone.

Consultations are 45 minutes and are available for students who require more detailed career advice and guidance.

To access career advice and consultations, get in touch by email.

Email: [email protected].

Online career resources

From career planning to sample resumes and interview tips, we have a range of resources to help you through your employment journey.

We have designed our resources to help get you started. However, we know each situation is unique, so we're available to provide career support.

Open: Monday to Friday
Email: [email protected]
Access our range of resourcesVU Employ Collaborate

Job boards

Finding a job can be one of the most challenging projects you will undertake, so we’ve put together a few sites to help you get started.

Job searching

Search for part-time, holiday or graduate positions on VU's Learning Hub job board.

Read articles and search for career opportunities on our careers directory.

VU Employ Collaborate

From career planning to sample resumes and interview tips, we have a range of resources available. Plus you can keep up to date with our upcoming career and employability activities on VU Collaborate.

Careers toolkit

Our Careers Toolkit is an interactive online platform you can access 24/7 to assist you with your job applications, interview skills, employability and career planning.

Log in required (with your student/staff email and password).

Access careers toolkit

Interactive tools

Resume 360, Interview 360, Cover letter builder

Careers assessments

Career Pulse, personality, strengths, learning styles and motivations

Aptitude tests

Numerical, verbal, inductive and e-tray

Programs

Career Ready Award

Through the Career Ready Award, you can collect points for participating in over 80 hours of career development activities designed to boost your employability.

This award will set you up for success and develop the skills, abilities and knowledge to advance in your career. Plus you will receive a certificate for your achievements and the Career Ready Award on your VU Extra Transcript.

Career mentoring

The VU Career Mentoring Program will match you with a mentor to guide you in the transition from university to work.

Through a series of mentoring sessions, you will gain advice and support regarding your employability skills, career direction, networking job applications and much more!

GradWISE

GradWISE and VU Employ have partnered to provide enhanced careers and employability support for students living with a disability, illness or injury to improve employment opportunities.

Through one-on-one, group activities like career workshops and masterclasses, the GradWISE program will give you the skills, experience and assistance you need in finding your perfect graduate role.

Connect via VU Employ or contact [email protected].

Workshops & events

Throughout the year we offer specialised career workshops, employability-related festivals and career expos. You can search VU Employ Workshops and book online.

Attending career-related industry events is a great way to explore different pathways, build your network and meet recruiters and employers directly.

Keep up to date with upcoming activities on our VU Employ Collaborate space.

VU Employ News

In the latest Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS), which asks Australian employers to rank graduates highly for leadership, management, flexibility and initiative, VU dominated with top results including number one in Australia for employability.

In response to the restrictions in place during COVID-19, the VU Employ careers team launched several digital initiatives, which have seen record levels of engagement. They include online career counselling and support, and a 4-part program for students transitioning from university to work.

Manager of VU Employ, Amy Liston said:

We have seen a dramatic increase of student engagement with our digital programs, the online model provides a widely accessible service which our students have embraced. As and when we return to campus, there is a place for maintaining both online and face to face services to support our students.”

 

Contact us

To find out more, email the team at [email protected].