They are tedious, and they are challenging, but we shouldn’t sigh so much at the thought of creating a resume, or a cover letter, for that dream grad job. Essentially, that one-page (two-page max) piece of paper opens pathways to an amazing career, and can really standout from the crowd if you are willing to put the time and effort into making one. Additionally, a cover letter is like the icing on a cake, and should also have time spent on it. As for LinkedIn, this is also an essential tool to sell yourself!
I have a fairly vivid memory of how well I utilised my time at my first networking event, as the two hour occasion was spent speaking with my already-established group of university friends and eyeing off the free food and drinks. For an event that featured some of the biggest graduate employers in Queensland, I definitely squandered a big learning opportunity by not being inquisitive enough and not getting more out of the event beyond a particularly delicious platter of meat pies.