Career Tools – MUT Alumni

[vc_row][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-8 vc_col-xs-12″ css=”.vc_custom_1519804422216{margin-top: -15px !important;}”][stm_title title_tag=”div” title_color=”custom” title_color_custom=”#000000″ title_font_size=”36px” title_line_height=”25px” title_margin_b=”px” title=”Career Tools”][/stm_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion gap=”4″ c_position=”right” active_section=”800″ css=”.vc_custom_1519397392164{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_tta_section title=”Developing a job search strategy” tab_id=”1472531131775-b1c260fe-0e4f”][vc_column_text]Searching for your first job can be very overwhelming, having a job search strategy can help make the process more manageable. Here are a few tips and tricks to minimise the job search stress:

  • Start by identifying your job function, what industry you are interested in, as well as the type of company you would like to work for.
  • Develop a list of target companies you want to apply to, and frequently visit their websites.
  • Use online job search websites to help you find more companies in your profession.
  • Check out internships as opportunities to launch your career. Most government departments and private companies offer such opportunities.
  • Develop a positive online brand, using various social media platforms to make yourself more marketable.
  • Read LinkedInGuides for more tips on how to create your networking strategy.

 [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”CV writing” tab_id=”1472531131859-8dd21fe3-9709″][vc_column_text]Always remember, your CV has one important job: securing you an interview. After graduation your CV should be different; it should tailored for specific jobs.

 [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Connecting & Networking:” tab_id=”1472531370339-dffcccab-b4d0″][vc_column_text]Networking is the most important part of your job search. It is critical that you develop and use this skill.  It is one you will use throughout your life.

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  • Explore careers.
  • research industries and specific jobs.
  • Build a community of people with whom you share professional interest.
  • Establish job leads.
  • Gain advice on improving your chances of getting hired.

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  • MUT has a network of more than 30 000 alumni who would love to help a fellow graduate.
  • Attending alumni events, and frequently visiting the alumni website is the first step in creating your network.
  • Professional organisations in your field are a great source of creating your professional network.
  • Family, friends, lecturers, co-workers, and class mates.
  • LinkedIn is the premier professional networking site.

 [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Be Alert!” tab_id=”1472531487560-c68fc95d-f081″][vc_column_text]In your job search you may encounter some dishonest characters posing as potential employers. Please be alert:

  • Never pay a recruiter or an employer for a job.
  • If the job offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is (e.g. ‘no experience required’ ‘earn money fast’).
  • When in doubt, google the company or contact the company’s HR department.
  • Never supply your bank pin or your credit card information to a potential employer.