It was so great to have Yousef come to our Graduate Employment Expo in March 2022 at Swinburne University of Technology. We held this virtually and Yousef was our first Showcase presenter and speaker. He opened our 7 day long show with a very engaging and “hot” topic – Networking is Key – What does your networking look like? His presentation asked some excellent hard hitting questions like “can you get a job without ___ (network, work experience, resume etc.) and demonstrated how difficult or easy is it to move forward in your career with our without a network.
Students also loved Yousef’s excellent examples on Quality and Quantity Networking. He explained why it is important to “listen” and absorb information before saying anything. It was also quite interesting to hear him uncover “imposter syndrome” and how to approach public speaking or to “go for opportunities” and trust yourself before anyone else can put their trust in you.
Yousef also answered questions from students and staff about Mentoring (and how many of us underestimate it especially as a student or a recent graduate), introverts, LinkedIn connections, hidden places to network, common questions to ask at an event etc. Thank you Yousef for your contribution and sharing insights and tips with Swinburne University of Technology students and staff – it is always amazing to have you join us as a valued and popular Swinburne alum.
“I had the opportunity to interview Yousef, a young and goal driven individual, for my podcast, My First Step Ever. He is a humble and perspective person. I was most impressed by his vast knowledge on Graduate programs and employability tips (that really works, btw!). Yousef, is an experienced consultant and this trickles down well in his conversations and clam demeanour. Well, in-short, he is a great to guy to catch-up with and discuss all things graduate employability!”