Job hints for international students

Hi everyone,

So last week I went to Darwin to attend the 4 days CISA conference. For those who don’t know what CISA stands for and is about, is it the Council of International Students Australia. For more information on what they do, please check their website: http://www.cisa.edu.au/

Let’s go directly to the subject and I am so happy to share with you few information they gave about what Australian companies look for when employing students. I know many of you complain about having the best CV, but you are still being rejected by companies. So below are what these companies look for and hopefully this will help you to get better at what you think you need to improve. You can also find them in the attachment (below), but because of the quality of the images, I am writing them down below.

Accountant, engineering and health students, there is a few part for you as well.

MOST IMPORTANT SELECTION CRITERIA WHEN RECRUITING GRADUATES (graduate outlook survey 2014)

  1. Communication skills- 48.6%
  2. Academic results- 24.3%
  3. Teamwork skills- 22.4%
  4. Aptitude- 21.5%
  5. Interpersonal skills- 20.6%
  6. Leadership skills- 19.6%
  7. Work experience-19.6%
  8. Cultural fit-18.7%
  9. Motivational fit- 17.8%
  10. Adaptable- 14.0%

 

LEAST DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS WHEN RECRUITING GRADUATES (graduate outlook survey 2014)

  1. Poor communication skills-41.1%
  2. Poor motivational fit-37.4%
  3. Arrogant-28.0%
  4. Poor teamwork skills-23.4%
  5. Lack of passion-21.5%

 

LEADING COMPANIES REPORT NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF POOR ENGLISH SKILLS:

  1. Cultural insensitivity with overseas clients and partners- 31%
  2. Dissatisfies customers-31%
  3. Loss of clients-30%
  4. Poor customer service-34%
  5. Increased training costs-29%
  6. Missed sales opportunioties-33%
  7. Miscommunication between teams-30%
  8. Misunderstandings-32%
  9. Mistakes made on projects-28%
  10. Errors from miscommunication of key information-32%

 

ACCOUNTING/ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Skills needed:

  1. Audience awareness
  2. Conciseness
  3. Precision in terminology
  4. Persuasiveness in recommendation
  5. Relevance of content

 

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Skills needed:

  1. Approach
  2. Manner
  3. Techniques in interaction and communication

 

Hopefully these information will help you to improve on your weaknesses. If anything i can help with, do not hesitate to get back to you as i am here for you.

BEST OF LUCK

 

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