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10 things to master in your 20s

We are all aware that the quarter-life struggle is real. In your 20s you’re supposed to grow into yourself, get your career on track, lay down a serious relationship, save for a house, start putting money away and saving for the future… it’s a lot!Studies show that...

Getting a job after graduating with a business degree

If you're a business major, you're probably a practical, goal-oriented, career-minded person. All of these are excellent qualities that can serve you well along your intended career path. However, personal qualities can only take you so far. If you want to get a job...

4 career lessons I’ve learnt from reality TV

Reality TV. Highly controversial. Highly addictive. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it’s produced some of the most iconic (and controversial) moments of all time, from Kim losing her diamond earring in the ocean to the Honey Badger choosing no one at the...

3 ways to nail your next job interview

Originally published by Vertigo magazine So, you’ve sent out dozens of polished resumes to prospective employers and you finally hear something back. Thrilled at the idea of getting through to the next round of a potential new gig, the reality sinks in. No more hiding...

How Harry Potter could land you your next job

Here’s the worst kept secret in careers: pretty much no one likes doing job interviews.And here’s the even worse worst kept secret: no one likes the question “tell me about yourself”.The reason it’s so tricky is because of just how broad this question is; do you talk...

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10 things to master in your 20s

10 things to master in your 20s

We are all aware that the quarter-life struggle is real. In your 20s you’re supposed to grow into yourself, get your career on track, lay down a serious relationship, save for a house, start putting money away and saving for the future… it’s a lot!Studies show that...

4 career lessons I’ve learnt from reality TV

4 career lessons I’ve learnt from reality TV

Reality TV. Highly controversial. Highly addictive. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it’s produced some of the most iconic (and controversial) moments of all time, from Kim losing her diamond earring in the ocean to the Honey Badger choosing no one at the...

3 ways to nail your next job interview

3 ways to nail your next job interview

Originally published by Vertigo magazine So, you’ve sent out dozens of polished resumes to prospective employers and you finally hear something back. Thrilled at the idea of getting through to the next round of a potential new gig, the reality sinks in. No more hiding...

How Harry Potter could land you your next job

How Harry Potter could land you your next job

Here’s the worst kept secret in careers: pretty much no one likes doing job interviews.And here’s the even worse worst kept secret: no one likes the question “tell me about yourself”.The reason it’s so tricky is because of just how broad this question is; do you talk...

Starting a business without an extended education

Starting a business without an extended education

Our society often emphasises attaining a postgraduate degree in order to enter the business world. Yet, this doesn’t really mesh with the reality of the contemporary world we live in. For many people, traditional further education is prohibitively expensive — in 2021,...

How striving for 100 rejections landed me a job

How striving for 100 rejections landed me a job

Application after application, sleepless nights, rejections and constantly worrying about being good enough. We see our peers doing well and feel like an imposter while scrolling through Linkedin, questioning ourselves: what am I doing wrong? This is something we have...

Make working from home bearable with a work BFF

Make working from home bearable with a work BFF

Since March 2020, the number of Australians working from home has doubled, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics reporting 41% of people with a job now work from home at least once a week.When UTS Careers shifted to a hybrid model – providing staff the option for...

3 things I would do differently at university

3 things I would do differently at university

I graduated from university many years ago. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do for a career (Bachelor of Arts students – hello!) I had a handful of good friends picked up through being in the same classes, group projects and the odd night out. I was a ‘good’...

5 ways to prove you’re a great salesperson

5 ways to prove you’re a great salesperson

If you're a salesperson getting ready for an interview, read this first. Use these helpful hints to learn how to PROVE your sales skills during the interview stage. 1. Demonstrate your communication abilitiesThe majority of salespeople will claim to have "exceptional...

How not to interview according to TikTok

How not to interview according to TikTok

Hi, my name's Lily and I'm a TikTok addict.The first step on the path to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I recently lost my phone and my second thought (straight after "whoever finds this phone will see the 12 million photos of my cat on my camera roll") was...

Myth-busting your career: misconceptions vs reality

Myth-busting your career: misconceptions vs reality

It’s a confusing world out there when it comes to choosing the “right” career.Let’s break down three common misconceptions that might be holding you back. Myth #1: My uni degree / major will determine my career optionsReality: Here’s a little experiment – talk to...

Internships: the good, the bad, and the reality

Internships: the good, the bad, and the reality

When it comes to internships, there are lots of different opinions. Some people love them – hello professional experience, networking opportunities, and confidence building! Others might think of internships as a bit of waste of time, just a chance to get coffees for...

Make the most of mentoring

Make the most of mentoring

2020 was the gift that kept on giving – bushfires, Covid, lock downs, job market collapse, more lock downs and more recently flooding.After digging myself out from under the rubble of 2020’s trauma and devastation (high fives to any fellow parents out there), I felt a...

5 tips for job hunting before graduating

5 tips for job hunting before graduating

Graduating from uni is an exciting prospect. You are finally completing the transition from childhood to adulthood and almost ready to apply all the theoretical knowledge and practical training you've gained in a real-world setting. Everyone approaches this...

From shy to fly: networking tips for introverts

From shy to fly: networking tips for introverts

Have you ever walked into a Careers Fair or a networking event and found yourself too anxious to approach industry professionals or start conversations with unfamiliar faces? Well, you are not alone. Between one third and one half of all people are introverts,...

Building business experience while still in uni

Building business experience while still in uni

Balancing work, socialising and hobbies - all while still at uni - isn’t easy, so we wouldn’t blame you if gaining professional experience isn’t at the top of your list right now. However, upskilling doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, programs like Univative make...

How to design a career change

How to design a career change

Bold career change stories are inspiring. We all know what it’s like to feel stuck, or in need of something new, but actually taking the steps to make a change is challenging. Seeing someone else take that leap can be a powerful motivator.I sat down with my friend and...