5 FREE online resources you can use to support your career right now

by Apr 20, 2020

Things might be a bit strange (read: completely topsy-turvy) right now, but that doesn’t mean all of your self-development plans and goals for the year need to go completely out the window. Now, more than ever, so many companies are creating online offerings to help you keep you on track.

However, there are SO many online resources coming out at the minute that it can be a little overwhelming to even know where to begin. So to help narrow down the sheer number of online, virtual and digital career resources you may have found coming your way, here’s an introduction to 5 you have exclusive access to as a UTS student.

Rate My Resume

Where would we be without a good ol’ resume review resource? Rate My Resume is an online platform that lets you upload a copy of your resume 10 times per year and gives you tailored feedback instantly.

No matter the time of day, you can get advice on everything from word choice and formatting, to design and prioritisation of your qualifications. It’s a pretty nifty resources to call on when you’ve stumbled across an amazing job ad and you need to get your application in ASAP.

Virtual Drop-in

If you’re hoping to talk directly to a person, Virtual Drop-in has got you covered.

The UTS Careers Recruitment Advisors are taking appointments so you can video call them for a 15-minute, one-on-one session about everything from resume and cover letter advice, to broader career advice. They’re open for appointments Monday-Friday, and you can book in a time right here.

Professional Mentoring Platform

Finding a mentor can be difficult and intimidating, never mind trying to do it without ever actually seeing them in person! Luckily, the Professional Mentoring Platform has been designed to make the process simple.

This platform connects UTS students with industry professionals and UTS alumni in ‘flash mentorships’ (aka flexible, short-term mentorships so you can connect in a way that works best for both you and your mentor). Plus, there are a number of ways you can communicate with your mentor AND you get access to topical discussion groups. What’ve you got to lose?

CareerHub

CareerHub is pretty much what it says on the can: a hub for career stuff. It’s you’re number one go-to place to find jobs, discover events, access career resources, and heaps more. Basically if it’s happening, it’s on CareerHub.

At the moment, it’s a particularly good idea to be keeping an eye on the Events page so you can see when industry are hosting online industry events and Q&A sessions. Also stay up-to-date with the new jobs being posted each week, if you’re in the market for a new role.

Career Essentials playlists

You may not know this, but our Recruitment Advisors have been busy behind the camera creating some pre-recorded video playlists for your career development. With topics spanning resumes, cover letters, interviews, LinkedIn, jobs and internships, they pretty much cover all of you career-related bases.

Each video playlist gives you step-by-step guidance on each topic, which can may be a good place to start if you’re feeling a little lost.

 

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By Mia Casey

By Mia Casey

Copywriter

Mia is a Sydney-based copywriter and content creator, who has run the UTS Careers Blog since its conception in 2016.
 
Her freelance work focuses on branding development and helping companies create a cohesive identity narrative tailored for each of their platforms.
 
She enjoys piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.