Northeast Quadrant has been a leader in graduate recruitment for more than 10 years. We know what it’s like to be searching for your first graduate job. And it’s not just a job – it’s the start of your career, so the choice you make is very important.
Northeast Quadrant only works with reputable organisations that offer genuine graduate positions supported by a graduate development program. Some employers offer a rotational graduate program while others develop their graduates through a functional career path.
You can apply directly for graduate jobs that Northeast Quadrant advertises or you can register your details to be considered for graduate roles as they become available.
How to Find Graduate Jobs
Aside from Northeast Quadrant where else can you find out about graduate positions? Employers most commonly advertise through their own websites, university careers job boards and sometimes on Seek. They also use specialist job boards and online marketers such as Grad Connections. University career fairs run during March and April each year. But if you miss those, there are still many more opportunities through the balance of the year.
What Employers Look For
Like Northeast Quadrant employers, most graduate employers have similar minimum requirements of graduates. Academically, a credit average grade is the standard. This can be an indicator of your ability to solve problems.
Evidence of teamwork is also important. Investment banking is one of the exceptions where the emphasis is more on what you as an individual can bring to the bank.
Initiative or the ability to set and achieve stretching goals is a common requirement across all employers.
Communication skills are vital – oral and written. There are some employers who immediately reject graduate applicants if there are more than two grammatical errors in their application. The most common reason for a graduate to be unsuccessful in an application is because of weak communication skills.
Taking the time to tailor your application to the role you’re applying for is a must.
Nearly all employers put graduates through online testing. This might cover verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, abstract thinking and a motivation assessment. If you have never done any of these tests it makes sense to practice.
How to Practice Graduate Tests
A great free resource is at www.indiabix.com. Testing Resource