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How COVID-19 taught me to embrace curiosity and change (a working parent’s journey)

When I returned from parental leave earlier this year, I was back in the office. Getting stuff done, having uninterrupted cups of coffee and breaks – I loved being back at work and, more importantly, back at UTS Careers. When COVID-19 rudely hit our Australian shores,...

4 ways you might be self-sabotaging your success (and what to do about it)

It's not uncommon to associate self-sabotaging behavior with failure. But the truth is, it can be an equally established habit of successful people. Self-sabotage is a learned response that stems from deeply rooted beliefs and cognitive processes. These include low...

Starting a new job?

At the end of last month, UTS Startups hosted an Ask Me Anything Q&A event with Heather Meeker, the Founder of Meeker Consulting Group. Below are just a few of her tips for successfully entering work (or read the original article here). Learning never stops, and...

How to stand out in a highly competitive labour market

Are you looking for work right now? Or about to graduate in the middle of the pandemic? It is a daunting situation to be in, with the media reporting negatively on the topic. The unemployment rate is rising, but while certain industries are struggling, others are...

How to upskill during COVID-19

Even with the strictest lockdown measures behind us, the world still isn’t quite back to normal. Despite this, it’s important not to lose sight of your career goals or give up on your professional development for the year. So, with so many places still closed and...

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Starting a new job?

Starting a new job?

At the end of last month, UTS Startups hosted an Ask Me Anything Q&A event with Heather Meeker, the Founder of Meeker Consulting Group. Below are just a few of her tips for successfully entering work (or read the original article here). Learning never stops, and...

How to upskill during COVID-19

How to upskill during COVID-19

Even with the strictest lockdown measures behind us, the world still isn’t quite back to normal. Despite this, it’s important not to lose sight of your career goals or give up on your professional development for the year. So, with so many places still closed and...

Staying productive without burning out

Staying productive without burning out

I know what you’re thinking, another article on productivity, so original! While there are numerous tips and tricks you can find online to help you stay productive, I am here to share a few that work for me while maintaining my sanity. Let’s get right to it. Don’t...

How far can a smile go?

How far can a smile go?

How many times do we contemplate our very existence and life’s purpose when working – more specifically, when working within a fast food joint and dealing with hungry, can’t-be-bothered-with-anything kind of customers? Many (including myself, prior to working in the...

RuPaul’s ‘Career Race’

RuPaul’s ‘Career Race’

Taking the time to reflect, sit with our thoughts and plan our next steps can be daunting.  We all need support and mentorship during our career journey and who better to turn to than RuPaul for advice?Sometimes reality strikes and your career plans might not be...

Can Bluey help you sniff out your transferable skills?

Can Bluey help you sniff out your transferable skills?

Bluey is undoubtedly the best children’s animation from the ABC, period. And look, I know I might not be hitting the target demo on the head here, but I’m pretty sure you all know the show I’m talking about – I mean, with guest starts like Zoe Foster-Blake you must...

Exercising your resilience

Exercising your resilience

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones more resilient and responsive to change…”- Darwin The three attributes being compared in this quote are strength, intelligence and resilience – with resilience being the key to...

Making WFH work for you under quarantine

Making WFH work for you under quarantine

If you’re one of the millions of students whose universities abruptly shut down midterm or transitioned to online-only work in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the shock of in-person classes being cancelled and accommodations closed (with some even becoming...

Seven reasons to volunteer right now

Seven reasons to volunteer right now

During a society-wide upheaval volunteering might not be front of mind. But here are some reasons to consider volunteering right now.  1. Volunteering is an essential service. The NSW government has classed volunteering as essential work. Over 5.8 million people in...

Bias to action: why it’s so important in 2020

Bias to action: why it’s so important in 2020

From a young age, friends and family have always called me a doer, a mover and a shaker. As a child I remember every night I would ask my mom where we would be going the next day. I needed to plan out my morning accordingly. Depending on her answer, I would decide how...

Graduating in a financial crisis: my story

Graduating in a financial crisis: my story

This year the world has changed, everything has been affected. There’s a lot of uncertainty about the job market for graduating students. Are there going to be less jobs? Will you struggle to get a job after graduating? Realistically, the answer is yes. There are...

What’s it like working at a startup?

What’s it like working at a startup?

While things may not be back to normal just yet, 2020 has made many of us question just what it is we look for in a successful career. And, as more traditional ways of working have been disrupted, it might be a good time to consider working at a startup. So, what’s it...

4 easy to learn skills that increase employability

4 easy to learn skills that increase employability

When you’re applying for a job, you’ll usually have access to a job description that highlights all of the crucial skills and demands that a business leader is looking for. For instance, a marketing role might ask for someone who knows their way around different...

4 certifications to add to your resume

4 certifications to add to your resume

The job market can be extremely competitive no matter the industry you’re aiming for. But when you’re about to communicate with different companies, you need to put your best foot forward if you want to earn a chance to impress them at all. That translates not only to...

Acing Your Assessment Centre

Acing Your Assessment Centre

It’s that time of year again when you would normally be anxiously checking your inbox to see if you had progressed to the next round of the recruitment process for that graduate or vacation program you have always dreamed of. You keep hitting refresh until – there it...