Careers Toolkit

ANU has recently launched the Careers Toolkit for ANU Students to access throughout their studies and as they prepare for life after study. 

Whether you're searching for your first career or changing your present career, don't leave your next step to chance!

Explore your options, check the resources and take control of your career now.

We encourage ANU students to login & explore the program at your own pace.  

Assessment Centre tool

Assessment centres are used by many Australian companies as a part of the recruitment process. They focus on assessing your competencies as you participate in individual and team activities.

This tool provides an overview of assessment centres, offers advice on how to complete the various acrivities and tips on how you can be successful on the day.

Aptitude tests

Numerical, verbal, spatial tests to prepare for assessment centres.

Aptitude tests and assessments have become a common feature of interviews, so it is wise to be prepared for them. In this learning path you will find advice on how to succeed in assessment centres and details on the most popular personality tests that interviewees face at the interview stage.

Elevator Pitch builder

A quick synopsis of your background and experience. It is all about you: who you are, what you do, and what you want to do.

It can be used to answer the following interview questions:

  • “Tell me about yourself?”
  • “Why should I hire you?”
  • “Why do you want this job?”
  • “Why do you think you will succeed in this position?”

CV builder and cover letter builder


Maximise the impact of your CV and cover letter using comprehensive learning and tools.

A good CV is one of the key elements in being shortlisted for interview and, ultimately, being offered the job. This learning path has tips on all areas of your CV, including the structure, personal profile, key skills, achievements, interests and referees sections.

Many employers still expect a cover letter with a CV, so the wise job-seeker should know how to create a cover letter that will grab the attention of the recruiter or hiring manager and make them want to read the accompanying CV or application.

Australian industry reports

Discover the key characteristics of the major industries and sectors across Australia.

Here you can select the industry of your choice to view the industry overview, typical salaries, employment SWOT analysis, top employers and the very latest trends, all designed to help you make an informed career decision and prepare for the selection interview process.

Employability skills courses

Employers are looking for more than just good grades.

Successful job applicants need to show how their skills and experience translate into the business world and that they are able to hit the ground running in a professional work environment.

This category is about developing those core business skills as well as tips to help you to develop your employability in general. This includes short learning programs on key areas such as teamwork, problem solving, time management, presentation skills, numeracy, writing skills, customer awareness and leadership.