Learn from your experiences
Understanding what you have learned from an experience is critical for developing your employability.
Just having an experience is not enough to develop your employability. You need to reflect on these experiences to understand what skills and attributes you drew on, and how you can use them again to best effect in a work context.
We have created a structured process of self-reflection (SEAL process) which steps you through your experience and helps you to identify the skills and attributes that you have developed
SEAL: Situation, Effect, Action and Learning.
This process allows you to unpack experiences to consider why they were challenging, what you did to handle the challenges, and what the consequences were. Most importantly, it gives you a framework for understanding what you have learned from each experience.
Watch UQ student Emma reflect on her experiences using the SEAL process in this video from EMPLOY101x "Unlocking your employability".