The unit “Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff” is designed for the international student, and gives them a unique perspective into the Australian recruitment scene. It will help them to understand what employers are asking for from questions posed at an interview. The curriculum covers merit selection within the Australian context. Students understand how to practically work on resume/CV writing, apply for a job and then actually sit through an interview with a panel to win the position.
At Salford College, there is a great focus on practical skills and this is a great experience like no other. In the month of May, many students successfully participated in the workshop on “Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff” and have stated how it has assisted them to gain employment within the local market place.
During the workshop, students were required to immerse themselves in a case study and develop a job description. They then had to create an advertisement for the position, following which each student role-played the part of a member of the selection panel as well as an applicant.
The course was not limited to face-to-face students only, as some students participated in the process via online and Skype. This brought to the fore the use of technology and limited the tyranny of distances! Having completed this course, students were able to get a lot of confidence and tools to manage this very important function of being a manager.