International students enhance their resumes with help from industry mentors

International students enhance their resumes with help from industry mentors

We spoke to students who received personalised resume advice from representatives from ANZ, CSIRO, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, CSL Limited and more.

In the recent one-on-one industry resume review session at RMIT's Job Shop, international students were paired with industry mentors relevant to their field of study and received personalised advice and tips to improve their resumes. 

Agatha, Nirbay and Himani attended the session to gain advice on how to create a resume that stands out in a competitive environment. 

Jing Qin (Agatha)

Jing Qin (Agatha) smiling toward camera, student participate in the industry resume reviews workshop Master of Media student Jing Qin (Agatha)

Why did you decide to attend this event? 

I really want to find a job when I graduate, but I know job seeking is really competitive, so I saw this as a great opportunity to be competitive. 

What was the best part of the event for you?

It was great that I could ask so many questions in person. Because the event focused on one-on-one consultations with an industry representative the experience was personal and tailored to me and my career goals. 

There were a lot of tips! They were all so helpful. I learnt how to order the information in my resume, and how to tailor my resume to each job

What would you say to other students thinking of attending events like these?

I think they should join events like this! It’s a rare opportunity because it’s free, you get a one-on-one consultation with someone from industry and it’s so nice that the University is providing this kind of support.

Nirbay Narkhede

Master of Information Technology student Nirbay Narkhede Master of Information Technology student Nirbay Narkhede

Why did you decide to attend this event?

The resumes in India are different to what they expect in Australia. Here, HR teams use software to review resumes, that’s not the case in India. So, I’ve learnt how to build my resume based off the screening software. 

I also got really good feedback on how to create a resume based on the job description for the role I’m applying for.

Who did you speak to today? 

I spoke to someone from ANZ who works in cyber security. It’s my dream to work in banks so I got the right guy!

What was the best part of the event for you?

The best part was that the industry mentors were really keen to help. They want you to get the job so they were really thorough and pointed out all the things I could improve in my resume. They helped make it as good as possible. 

It’s also great because I’ve made a connection in the industry I want to work in, and he’s going to help me out with that, so that was great. 

Himani Sanjeev Mohammed - Master of Information Technology student

International students having their resumes reviewed by industry mentors at the workshop International students having their resumes reviewed by industry mentors at the workshop

What was the best tip that you received?

My consultant has given me steps to follow and tips on what to incorporate to improve my resume. They have highlighted which parts can be improved so I will take those steps and apply the modifications 

What would you say to other students thinking of attendees like these?

RMIT is doing a wonderful job in having so many sessions to help us students, we need a lot of external help so when these sessions happen it is a workshop we can look forward to and get all the required help. 

I encourage all students to come and attend all of these.

Related links

Gain more on-the-spot feedback directly from industry mentors and practice your interview skills at upcoming events:

Find career help and more events like this at the International Students page on the RMIT website.

The one-on-one industry resume reviews workshop - for international students has been made possible by funding from the Victorian Government through Study Melbourne.
03 August 2022

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