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Best of: Job search advice

Are you looking for a job at the moment? Or maybe contemplating leaving your current role for a new opportunity?The job search process may seem easy – you just find a job, apply for it, and get it… right? – but in reality it can take setbacks, challenges, and the...

Best of: Interview advice

If there’s anything promised in this life, it’s death, taxes, and job interviews.You’ve nailed the cover letter and resume portion of the job-search process, and now’s your chance to show off your true personality, wow your interviewers, and hopefully land a job!But...

Growing your career: The importance of personal branding and how to master it

Being happy in a career isn't a necessity for living a fulfilled life – but it's definitely a good start. So, what is it that makes people satisfied with their jobs? Recent research data shows that most professionals (as many as 80%, in fact) feel like the key to job...

Best of: Resume and cover letter advice

If you think about your next career step, chances are one of the first things you’re going to think about is your resume and cover letter. Not the most exciting things in the world, your CV and cover letter can nevertheless make or break an opportunity. As the first...

An Interview with Vice-Chancellor Andrew Parfitt

Originally published by Vertigo magazine For those of you out of the university loop, Professor Andrew Parfitt is your Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Technology Sydney. Promoted from his position of Provost and Senior Vice-President in November...

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Best of: Job search advice

Best of: Job search advice

Are you looking for a job at the moment? Or maybe contemplating leaving your current role for a new opportunity?The job search process may seem easy – you just find a job, apply for it, and get it… right? – but in reality it can take setbacks, challenges, and the...

Best of: Interview advice

Best of: Interview advice

If there’s anything promised in this life, it’s death, taxes, and job interviews.You’ve nailed the cover letter and resume portion of the job-search process, and now’s your chance to show off your true personality, wow your interviewers, and hopefully land a job!But...

Best of: Resume and cover letter advice

Best of: Resume and cover letter advice

If you think about your next career step, chances are one of the first things you’re going to think about is your resume and cover letter. Not the most exciting things in the world, your CV and cover letter can nevertheless make or break an opportunity. As the first...

An Interview with Vice-Chancellor Andrew Parfitt

An Interview with Vice-Chancellor Andrew Parfitt

Originally published by Vertigo magazine For those of you out of the university loop, Professor Andrew Parfitt is your Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Technology Sydney. Promoted from his position of Provost and Senior Vice-President in November...

How to make a difference as a mentor in 4 easy ways

How to make a difference as a mentor in 4 easy ways

What makes a mentor stand out? We all have people in our lives that we find inspiring, motivating, and driven, but the secret to being a mentor is more than just enthusiasm (although that never goes to waste!)From sharing their knowledge and expertise to providing...

4 signs a healthcare career may be right for you

4 signs a healthcare career may be right for you

The healthcare industry offers various rewarding career paths. You have the opportunity to make a significant difference in individual patients' lives and the community at large. Lucrative salaries are also a feature of many roles in the sector. The Australian...

How to land an internship that ISN’T just getting coffee

How to land an internship that ISN’T just getting coffee

We’ve spoken a lot about internships over the years. In fact, it’s one of our favourite things about UTS – that we’re known for empowering our students to set themselves up to get their dream internship, dream job, dream career.But while we actively encourage students...

8 phone interview tips for career success

8 phone interview tips for career success

Originally published by Career Success Australia The next step after applying for a job is preparing for the initial interview you will have with a recruiter, which is usually conducted over the phone. So, no doubt you’ll be looking for phone interview tips to make...

You can’t ask that! Illegal job interview questions

You can’t ask that! Illegal job interview questions

Interviews can be a tough go at the best of times, but throw in uncomfortable, cringey, or plain illegal questions and you’ll be in for a tumultuous ride.We often think that we have to jump through hoops or go out of our way to prove ourselves in interviews, but you...

Stop living for the weekend

Stop living for the weekend

Originally published on Anouska & CoIt’s estimated that we will spend roughly a third of our life at work. If we spend the vast majority of that third staring out the window fantasising about close of business Friday, it’s not a recipe for a happy life. So how do...

Top 9 career paths worth pursuing in 2022

Top 9 career paths worth pursuing in 2022

This is your moment to reimagine your career. Whether you are an aspiring student or a professional envisioning a new path, this is the moment to take in the world of possibilities ahead of you. As times change, so do the shifts in careers, industries and labour...

Celebrating greatness: 3 inspiring UTS Alumni

Celebrating greatness: 3 inspiring UTS Alumni

UTS Alumni are well-renowned for their talent, vision, and drive. Personally and professionally, our alumni exemplify UTS’s core values — commitment to excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship and social justice. So today, we’re celebrating the incredible successes of...

5 tips for preparing for a career in IT

5 tips for preparing for a career in IT

Information technology is a booming industry offering a variety of jobs. It's an excellent field for those looking for a chance to advance and earn a solid income. In January 2020, records indicated at least 3 million people held jobs in some part of IT in America.If...

Scary Hour: The secret to beating procrastination

Scary Hour: The secret to beating procrastination

At the time of writing this blog, I have successfully avoided:Replying to an email a classmate sent a week agoBooking my car in to renew its registrationRearranging a date to meet a friendTaking the growing collection of cups in my room to the kitchen…and that’s about...

The word ‘supervisor’ has ‘super’ in it

The word ‘supervisor’ has ‘super’ in it

Picture this: you have landed your dream internship/job. It is your first day at your new gig. You are introduced to a room full of the brightest individuals who will now be your colleagues. You are determined to make the most out of this opportunity you have received...

3 ways to grow in your corporate career

3 ways to grow in your corporate career

Most people want to feel valued in the career they choose, and oftentimes, individuals will feel a slow burnout if they aren't seeing their work and efforts acknowledged. It can take time to find a job you feel invested in and choosing a career often comes down to not...