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The final step: tips for nailing the Assessment Centre

Getting to an Assessment Centre is a very big accomplishment in itself. You put a lot of time and dedication in your application over the course of several days or weeks. Finally, you get to the last part of your application, the day which decides whether your...

When you fake it, do you really make it? 4 ways to stop faking and boost your career

In my humble opinion – ‘faking’ or ‘acting’ the part in your job is a short-term career hack at best and long-term imitation at worst. I know we don’t love admitting to our skill gaps, but a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing can only fool you for so long.I was about 19...

Be the star of any interview: how to ace the STAR technique

You’ve polished up your resume, written a stellar application, and landed an interview. Now what?The interview can feel like the hardest part of the job search process. Until then, you’re working relatively solo – able to refine your CV and cover letter long before...

Your 2021 digital career toolbox needs these tools

It’s to nobody’s surprise that the past few years have felt like a major limbo. Every day on the social feed is filled with an abundance of variety.Whilst some of our friends and family are busy grinding toward success and posting about it each day, others are just...

Work sux, so be grateful

Work seems like an endless grind; you don’t love your job, you feel like your manager is un-supportive, you dislike your work environment, you don’t feel valued, or maybe there is not enough opportunity for professional development. On top of all that there is a...

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Your 2021 digital career toolbox needs these tools

Your 2021 digital career toolbox needs these tools

It’s to nobody’s surprise that the past few years have felt like a major limbo. Every day on the social feed is filled with an abundance of variety.Whilst some of our friends and family are busy grinding toward success and posting about it each day, others are just...

Work sux, so be grateful

Work sux, so be grateful

Work seems like an endless grind; you don’t love your job, you feel like your manager is un-supportive, you dislike your work environment, you don’t feel valued, or maybe there is not enough opportunity for professional development. On top of all that there is a...

How Dungeons & Dragons can land you a job

How Dungeons & Dragons can land you a job

You might not believe me when I tell you, but I list Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) on my resume.You may be thinking; wait, what? And I wouldn’t blame you.D&D is a role-playing game where you and your friends tell a story together. You each create a character...

3+ ways volunteering can help your early career

3+ ways volunteering can help your early career

Here’s the thing: Most employers looking to hire entry-level candidates want them to have tangible work experience, a handful of skills, and some know-how about the business. Reason? They don’t want to take chances and hire someone who may or may not excel in the...

The job you miss might lead to the job you want

The job you miss might lead to the job you want

"Everything happens for a reason". Do you agree? I don't think I do and here's why. It seems like a line that someone well-meaning would say to you when things don't go the way you wanted. But when you're going through it, when it’s happening to you, it's a hard pill...

Another careers quiz!

Another careers quiz!

About two years ago I submitted my first UTS Careers blog post, this fun little quiz. Whilst this quiz was ahead of its time in October 2019, the science of career quiz forecasting has since come a long way. So, I have developed an even more accurate and effective...

How to choose a career in just three steps

How to choose a career in just three steps

Here’s a shocking stat: you’ll likely change jobs 12 times throughout your career.The worst part?If you don’t take the time to figure out what job is best for you, there’s a good chance you’ll be as miserable and bored in job #12 as in your first.But—all is not lost....

Words, words, words – reframed!

Words, words, words – reframed!

I don’t know about you but, there are certain words from the last 18 months or so that when I hear I feel a virtual twitch in my eye. Besides the word for the reason we’re in the situation we have and are in (Covid), those in the top 10 include pivot and...

Five tips for starting a career in personal finance

Five tips for starting a career in personal finance

Personal finance is a rewarding career pathway with many choices in jobs – with some jobs yet to be created thanks to the advance of financial technology (Fintech). In 2018, there were 800,000 Australians employed in financial services – about 6% of the entire economy...

It’s never too late to change degrees

It’s never too late to change degrees

I began my university career in 2016, and have changed degrees 3 times. To begin with, this was very frustrating; I was disheartened by my indecision and wondered whether I would ever graduate with a degree.However, I learned to be kinder to myself by remembering some...

Movin’ on up: how to get ahead at work

Movin’ on up: how to get ahead at work

Whether you just started a new job and would like to move up the ladder quickly, or you have been at one place for a long time and would like to finally see some forward progress, there can be many situations where you might want to get ahead at work.To some, trying...

Standing out as a remote employee

Standing out as a remote employee

There is no doubt about it: we have evolved into a remote workforce. Before the pandemic in 2020, it seemed almost impossible to get a job working from home, but now that this type of work has been proven successful, more companies are staying with a remote...

Four facts for first years

Four facts for first years

The first year of uni is the beginning of a new chapter in life. Sounds super cheesy, I know, but it's true. When I started uni, it was the first time in my life I started cooking for myself, doing laundry, and paying my rent. It was all overwhelming at first. A lot...

Distanced not divided: The winners of Univative 2021

Distanced not divided: The winners of Univative 2021

While the pandemic has kept the vast majority of us inside these last few weeks, that hasn’t stopped a group of UTS students achieving great success at this year’s Univative 2021 competition.Univative is an inter-university consulting competition that gives student...

Thinking of changing career paths? Here’s how!

Thinking of changing career paths? Here’s how!

Navigating through a given career path and finding the best option can be a daunting and confusing. In the present-day, multiple job prospects are available within each industry, with new roles being added every day. That is supposed to make it easier, right? Well, in...