Why is job outcomes support so crucial for student career success?

Why is job outcomes support so crucial for student career success.

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When starting a new career, there are several different ways you can find job success.

But many newly graduated students just don’t know where to start.

Among all the well-meaning career advice articles and guidance, it’s easy for them to get distracted or even disheartened.

One tool we’ve found to be crucial in combatting this confusion and supporting our student’s ongoing career success is our Job Outcomes Support Program and the guidance of our Job Outcomes Team. 

What is a Job Outcomes Program?

Job outcomes programs and career advisory are all different names for the same purpose – to help students find a career pathway that suits them.

Career support can give students insights into the current job markets, identifying potential employment opportunities and chances for networking in certain circles.

At the Institute of Data, we provide each student with dedicated job outcomes support from our job outcomes team, including an experienced career coach who is a trained recruiter who understands the industry.

As an Institute of Data student, this job support is a resource you begin receiving from the very first day you enrol with us; as we know, it can mean the difference between success and failure.

How does our Job Outcomes support differ from other options?

Many online certifications, bootcamps, programs and courses provide support from trainers throughout their duration.

Still, this type of support is generally only focused on content related to the course and other specific industry aspects.

Comprehensive job outcomes support is rarely offered through universities or traditional education providers.

Students in traditional settings often feel they are left to fend for themselves in bigger, lecture-style environments without the 1:1 support that we offer.

“We’re constantly refining what we’re doing based on the feedback we get from our employer partners and our alumni in the industry.”

– Jessica Haines, Head of Talent. 

Upon enrollment, our students are provided with our Job Outcomes manual.

This in-depth document covers everything from writing a resume to what to include in a cover letter, tips for your first interview, and even salary negotiation techniques.

We also provide our students with the knowledge and confidence to seek out industry networking opportunities, find potential mentors, and optimise your LinkedIn profile so job opportunities come to you.

The Job Outcomes manual also stays with our students—they can take it with them throughout their careers if they ever need to reference it again. 

Further, our job support doesn’t stop as soon as you graduate or even as soon as you find work.

Students can access our job outcomes support for up to a year post-graduation.

Even for students who find success after graduating, we always encourage them to get back in touch if they need help with salary negotiations or other job-related issues in that first year.

What can I expect from the Job Outcomes team?

We first begin by working with every student to try and identify their individual career goals.

What’s their motivation behind studying?

Are they planning to stay in their current role but further enhance their skillset?

Are they coming back to work after a career break or switching careers entirely?

Some goals require less job outcomes support, while some require far more.

We adjust our processes to each student’s needs, as we know everyone is in a unique situation.

Our one-on-one support is much more effective than group support, which may not be specific enough to provide optimal help to an individual.

Participating in our job outcomes program is not compulsory for students in Australian, New Zealand, Singaporean, or United States-based cohorts.

But, based on our findings, we highly recommend it as it can make the difference between success and failure.

While students are contacted by our job outcomes team on day one of class, we also deliver a comprehensive program halfway through the program.

We’ve found that this is a key time in the student’s learning as they’ve started to gain confidence in themselves and their new abilities, and their dream job is looking less like a pipedream and more like a reality.

We aim to make this an engaging and interactive job outcomes session by delivering a presentation and activities that foster student connections.

Students share their LinkedIn profiles with one other and are encouraged to connect and endorse each other’s skills with what they’ve experienced them doing in the program.

We also ask our students to create wish lists of where they’d love to work, and we walk them through writing an introduction statement that follows the BAGS (background, achievements, goals and strengths) framework. 

Students can also contact our Job Outcomes team as many times as they’d like throughout the program.

Some students come to us for help in finding the best jobs to apply for, while others come to us for assistance in perfecting their CV.

We also conduct several different activities, such as role-playing and interview preparation, to empower our students for real-life encounters.

We’ve found that students who take advantage of the support offered to them tend to have more success in their careers.

They’re open-minded, they take on feedback, and they can communicate well.

They’re also not afraid to ask for help if they need it – though we understand this can often be the hardest thing to do.


Between the students maximising every chance for job support, and our knowledgeable job outcomes team, it’s no wonder our graduates have a staggering 93% job success rate 180 days after course completion. 

If you’re still unclear about our job outcomes support and you would like to hear more, we’d love to help.

Feel free to book a career consult today to get clear on any questions you have.

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