In career transition
In career transition
Many UOW alumni take extended time off to focus on other matters - children, illness, elderly parents, volunteering and more. Unfortunately, some may also have experienced job loss. Finding the professional confidence to dive back into the job market can be difficult, but we’re here to help.
Career Action Plan– a resource to help you map out your thoughts and ideas to achieve your career goals
Applying For Jobs – Find out how to write your resume, answer selection criteria and ace the interview
Hidden Job Market - Use social media, networking and entrepreneurship to find that job
UOW LinkedIn Alumni Search - A great way to explore career paths of UOW alumni and discover top employment destinations
My Future – Explores your strengths to help find the right career path and take the right steps to finding a dream job
Ethical Jobs - Job-search site listing community, environmental, not-for-profit and social enterprise jobs that contribute to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world.
The Loop - Online creative portfolios and online creative jobs
Medical Jobs Australia – A medical jobs website
iworkforNSW – NSW public sector jobs
United Nations Jobs – Vacancies with the UN and a range of international organisations
SEEK – A platform for advertising jobs
Professional Associations - List of Australian professional organisations, associations and societies
Remuneration and working conditions
Fair Work Commission - Information for employees on workplace rights and obligations
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) - Free workplace advice and other information
Fair Work Ombudsman-Student Rights - Rights and responsibilities for all employees including students
Explore these professional development resources to learn more about returning to the workforce or taking steps towards your next career.
- Forbes – leadership and Development
- Indeed Career Guide – 9 ways to improve your personal development skills
- Mind Tools – mentoring: a mutually beneficial partnership
- My Future – find the right career path
UOW Outlook Magazine
Read inspirational stories about your fellow UOW alumni.
Looking to further your education in order to change your career or take it to the next level, but need more industry information?
To find out more about future job opportunities, the Department of Employment has conducted research which identifies skill shortages in the Australian labour market at the state, territory and/or national level.
Realise your professional potential with a UOW postgraduate degree. Choose from online, flexible or on-campus study options. And with many courses offering Commonwealth supported places, where the government funds up to 75 per cent of your fees - it's never been easier to reach your goals.
Explore the power of the podcast
Ever wanted to be the host of your own podcast? It’s not too late. This online course was developed by University of Wollongong’s Associate Professor Siobhan McHugh who has won awards for podcasts such as Phoebe's Fall, Wrong Skin (with Fairfax Media) and Heart of Artness. Complete this free online course in your own time and you too could soon be hitting the airwaves.
LinkedIn Learning – Learn business, creative, and technological skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Free one month trial available
APSLearn – Online resources to help you grow in the Australian Public Service sector
UOW Discounted short courses – A unique opportunity to upskill and future-proof yourself
My Skills - Department of Education and Training directory of VET training.
Ever thought about starting your own business? iAccelerate have created a vibrant ecosystem where the cleverest of ideas take shape. They are a unique business accelerator and incubator program at UOW, where start-ups, scaleups, social enterprises and entrepreneurs thrive. The companies are supported by a robust model of education, mentoring, seed funding and unparalleled access to one of the world’s most innovative young research universities.
A daily podcast with Chris Guillebeau— all designed to help you create a new source of income with-out quitting your job.
What’s next for your career and creative projects? Jenny Blake wants you to embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition as the superpowers they are while pivoting.
Presented by Jan Fran and Marc Fennell, a series where we hear personal stories from Australians with big ambitions, entrepreneurs and small business owners, who are advocating for change and tackling society's big issues.
Don’t forget to update your details with our Alumni office to take advantage of the range of opportunities available to you as a UOW alumnus.
Alumni are eligible to access a range of complimentary benefits including, but not limited to:
- UOW Outlook Magazine
- Chapters and networks
- Alumni discount program
- Postgraduate study
- Library membership
- UOWmail (email for life)
Visit the UOW alumni benefits page to find out more.