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Creating the perfect playlist for your career

If you’re like me and you are a lover of all things music, you will know that waking up in the morning to get your day started can involve more than just a cup of coffee. Percolating for you involves podcasts, playlists and pantomime whilst finding the one song that...

Dear first year uni students in 2021, here are my 4 tips to thrive

What a time to start university. While the pandemic has changed the ways of studying at universities around the globe, the nerves and excitement are still there for first year students as they race to campus for orientation week and the first lectures and classes (or...

5 skills that are more industry-transferable than you think

With ten years of hospitality experience behind me, I had a specific type of confidence when it came to job applications. I was familiar with the culture of applying for jobs in hospitality, but I desperately wanted to broaden my skills and flesh out my resume with...

Overcoming the fear of starting your own business

Are you waiting for the ideal moment to start your own business? If that's the case, you might be in for a long wait because, unfortunately, the timing will never be perfect.In business, there will always be challenges and obstacles. From economies recovering from a...

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to say no at work

When we’re first starting out our careers, it’s common to just jump at every opportunity – to say yes to everything. While this can be a good thing (hello building a professional brand), it can also lead to a too-full plate, feelings of being overwhelmed, and...

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Creating the perfect playlist for your career

Creating the perfect playlist for your career

If you’re like me and you are a lover of all things music, you will know that waking up in the morning to get your day started can involve more than just a cup of coffee. Percolating for you involves podcasts, playlists and pantomime whilst finding the one song that...

Overcoming the fear of starting your own business

Overcoming the fear of starting your own business

Are you waiting for the ideal moment to start your own business? If that's the case, you might be in for a long wait because, unfortunately, the timing will never be perfect.In business, there will always be challenges and obstacles. From economies recovering from a...

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to say no at work

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to say no at work

When we’re first starting out our careers, it’s common to just jump at every opportunity – to say yes to everything. While this can be a good thing (hello building a professional brand), it can also lead to a too-full plate, feelings of being overwhelmed, and...

Staying strong when your resilience has taken a hit

Staying strong when your resilience has taken a hit

When I started thinking about what to write for this blog, I knew I wanted to target international students, so I went straight to the source: our Career Interns who started at UTS as international students themselves. Something one of them said really stood out to...

Gaining career experience while still in university

Gaining career experience while still in university

While in university, it’s often difficult to find the time or opportunity to build up your job skills. After you graduate, your resume may look a little stark until you land your first adult job. If you go into college with a plan, however, it is possible to learn...

5 books to take your career to the next level

5 books to take your career to the next level

Are you a 10-books-a-month or a 10-books-a-lifetime reader? Bookworm or movie buff? Paper purist or e-reader?No matter where you fall on the reading spectrum, there is boundless knowledge and advice to be found between pages, especially when it comes to your career....

Is it time to revise your job search goals?

Is it time to revise your job search goals?

So, you set yourself some pretty achievable career goals for 2021 but now you’re 3 months in and they’re seeming a lot less achievable? Same! Perhaps it’s time to re-assess.Whilst searching for work I think it can be a good thing to have some goals in mind, but one...

When resume mistakes become deal-breakers

When resume mistakes become deal-breakers

When it comes to getting a job, it's hard to overstate the importance of having a good resume. First impressions can be hard to change, and, in most cases, your resume is the first thing about you that a potential employer will encounter. Upon seeing your resume, any...

To postgrad or not to postgrad

To postgrad or not to postgrad

Finishing your degree is a huge feat. You’ve worked away for at least three years, laboured over assignments and exams, poured your blood, sweat, and tears into achieving that coveted testamur. And then, just like that, it’s over – time to go off into the world,...

Get the golden rules of goal setting

Get the golden rules of goal setting

Goals. Do you have any at the moment? Do you feel like SHOULD have some?I don’t know about you, but I personally find goal setting to be an arduous task. I particularly remember how daunting it was to set career-related goals whilst studying at university. Even more...

How to build skills in project management

How to build skills in project management

Managing a project is one of the toughest jobs in an organisation. As a project manager, you must be able to effectively move the project towards success. If you are aspiring to become a project manager or you want to sharpen your skills, you've come to the right...

RISE at work this Mardi Gras

RISE at work this Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras celebrations have kicked off for 2021, and while they look a little different this year (goodbye sweaty dance parties and raucous parades, may you rest in peace) the LGBTIQA+ community is just as strong as ever.The theme for this year’s festivities is...

Preparing for virtual careers fairs: top tips

Preparing for virtual careers fairs: top tips

Virtual careers fairs are fast becoming a common way for employers and industries to connect with up-and-coming talent (aka you!). They are a great opportunity for you to network with professionals in your field, discover where your career could take you, and help you...

Unexpected things that could affect your job search

Unexpected things that could affect your job search

Having to search for a job can be overwhelming and stressful. But, the more you know about certain factors that could impact your search, the easier it can be. By now, most people know that your social media presence and having a “clean” online footprint can make a...

Finding and landing a creative internship

Finding and landing a creative internship

We all know internships are one of the best ways to gain meaningful work experience while studying. But how do you go about finding one, especially in a pandemic? At the end of last year, 10 talented UTS students took part in a creative advertising internship—the...

Cultivating self-love at work

Cultivating self-love at work

With Valentine’s Day having just passed, we’ve got romance on the mind. Sure, who doesn’t enjoy the chance to exchange gifts and chocolate, spoil the people around them, and read a kind word or two? But that’s not what we’re celebrating – this year, it’s all about you...