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JCU Careers and Employability provides career support to JCU undergraduate and postgraduate students. Please visit all sections of our site to identify the resources and services we provide to all students.
Information specific to post graduate students includes:
Draft your resume and keep it up-to-date. For feedback on your resume, see our Appointments and Drop-in Service
Useful career information and planning resources
- Career Resources Guide for Higher Degree by Research Candidates – Dr Ian McLeod, JCU Graduate Research School.
Excellent information on:
- Academic careers
- Non-academic job market
- Job seeking strategies
- Job applications
- Work experience and internships
- Job interviews and negotiation
- Research Gate - Share your publications, connect and collaborate with colleagues, get stats, find a research job.
- Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern is Australia’s only all sector — all discipline postgraduate internship program, transforming Australian businesses through university research collaborations.
- The Good Universities Guide - information on the types of postgraduate studies and the range of benefits they offer.
- Careers with STEM – free e-magazines on code, cybersecurity, Engineering, Maths, Economics, Science, and Health.
- Science Meets Business - covers news and research at the nexus between science, engineering, technology and industry.
- Job Outlook – workforce information including: expected employment growth, average weekly earnings, skills needed to perform work tasks, and typical work activities.
- GradAustralia information on graduate employers, jobs, internships, graduate programs and industry advice.
- Graduate Opportunities - information on graduate jobs, internships and graduate programs, as well as graduate salaries, facts, figures and application dates – download the JCU e-book
- Labour Market Information Portal- labour market information, including: jobactive data, employment by industry and occupation, unemployment rates, monthly job vacancies and employment projections.
- Skills Shortages– skills shortages in the Australian labour market at the state, territory and/or national level.
- Graduate Careers Australia- industry profiles and graduate outcome information for Australian university degree programs.
Job vacancy websites - academic careers
- Academic Jobs – current academic vacancies at JCU
- THEunijobs - university and academic jobs in Australia
- Seek – Academic jobs
- Campus Review - Campus jobs
- Research Career – research jobs in Australia and New Zealand
- The Conversation
- THEunijobs - international university and academic jobs
- HigherEd 360 - international jobs in higher education
- Academic Careers Online - international academic job site
- Academic Positions - international career network for academics, researchers and scientists
- HigherEdJobs - international jobs in higher education
- jobs.ac.uk - academic jobs in the UK and internationally
- PhdJobs - PhD jobs in the USA and worldwide
- The University Jobs - jobs at universities and colleges in the USA
- ChronicleVitae - international faculty and research jobs
Job vacancy websites - non-academic careers
- JCU CareerHub - exclusive to JCU students and graduates. Use your JCU username and password to log in.
- Jobs on Campus
- SmartJobs - Queensland Government vacancies
- GradAustralia - graduate jobs, internships and graduate programs
- Graduate Opportunities - graduate jobs, internships and graduate programs
- GradConnection - graduate jobs and internships in Australia.
- Queensland Government Greater Graduate Portal
- APS Jobs Graduate Programs