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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

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

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,...

Explore you and your next career move with 10 easy questions

When you’re thinking about your next career move, or even reflecting on where you are today, these ten questions will get you thinking about who you are, where you are right now, and what you might want to try next in your career.Better understanding yourself (your...

Itchy feet, empty wallet? Teach English as a Foreign Language!

Travelling the world is an adventure many of us dream about. Unfortunately, often finances hold us back from acting on these dreams.So what if I told you that you can travel the world and earn money at the same time? Well you can, by teaching English as a Foreign...

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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...

The 4 types of procrastinators and how not to be one

The 4 types of procrastinators and how not to be one

THINGS I HAVE DONE THIS MORNING INSTEAD OF WRITING THIS BLOG:put on, and hung out, a load of laundryscrolled through TikToktried to teach my cat to shake handsstared at a blank wall for “thinking time”This is not an atypical day for me – it’s very easy to get locked...

3 things I wish I knew before graduating

3 things I wish I knew before graduating

It’s been nearly three years since I finished my last university exam and said goodbye to the student life forever. Meeting a variety of new people in my new life as a full-time working professional, I’m continually surprised just how different this transition can be...

3 reasons The Office is work goals

3 reasons The Office is work goals

Let’s get one thing clear: there’s no way in hell I would want to work for Dunder Mifflin. The dynamics of the fictional paper company in NBC’s The Office are painful to watch. There’s gross mismanagement, workplace bullying, hours of pointless meetings, and don’t...

Not just another “to-do” list

Not just another “to-do” list

If you’re like me, you lay in bed at night remembering all the things you need to do the next day and start to write a mental list in the hope you can finally fall asleep and not forget anything that you’ve thought of in the morning. To help with this midnight list...

Can working for free pay off in the long run?

Can working for free pay off in the long run?

There’s no substitute for experience, which is why internships are so valuable as an undergraduate student. They can provide exposure to your chosen field and help you gain relevant skills and experience, often the coin of the realm in a job interview.The downside is...

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...