About the Blog

The Careers Blog has been designed to provide UTS students from all walks of life with the tips, industry know-how, and career insights needed for future success.
Created in 2016, the Blog’s goal is to help YOU find success, so browse through the posts and uncover the advice you need to ace your career journey!

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About UTS Careers

UTS Careers works to equip students with the employability skills, confidence, and advice to achieve their career goals.

Working closely with graduate recruiters, faculties, and industry leaders, UTS Careers offers a variety of services and resources to help students get a head-start on their careers. From events and workshops, to in-person consultations and more, we can help!

For further information, please visit our website or swing by and talk to one of our enthusiastic Careers staff – we’re conveniently located in the UTS Tower Building: CB02.04.221.

How to respectfully approach January 26 at work 

January 26 is more than just a public holiday for a lot of Australians. It’s a chance to recognise the long history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ custodianship of our country’s land and knowledge, celebrate the longest continuing culture on earth,...

Great, high-paying jobs for recent graduates

As you prepare to graduate from uni, you probably have a lot of debt from HECS or student loans. You do not have to let this debt weigh you down financially, however.Instead, while chipping away at your HECS, you could research a possible student loan refinance. You...

Social media hacks to start and progress your career

Social media is an unavoidable part of life these days, including in the professional sphere. Us Aussies are some of the most active social media users worldwide, with 60% of us active Facebook users. Instagram and LinkedIn are next up, taking out number three and...

5 ways to show your boss you have impressive initiative

Do you want your boss to see you as a rising star? Are you interested in doing more and growing within your industry? Then show some initiative. The go-getters of the sector have passion, enthusiasm and drive, ready to tackle significant projects and dig into tasks...

If you sparkle I sparkle: the benefits of celebrating others’ success

I’ve always struggled with comparing myself to the people around me. In school, I was constantly concerned I wasn’t smart enough, sporty enough, a good enough friend – in large part due to the fact I saw my classmates absolutely killing it in each of those categories....

Get unstuck: 4 things to do when you’ve reached a plateau in your career

If you're feeling stuck in your job, you're far from being alone. A 2021 report by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence surveyed more than 14,000 professionals and found that a whopping 75% of people feel stuck in their professional lives. Moreover, 83% of respondents...

Make your career goals stick in 2022

We’re officially three days into 2022. How are those New Year’s resolutions going so far? We won’t judge you if you haven’t made it to the gym yet (this may or may not be a cry for help for me).Those pesky resolutions can be hard to keep. Not because we don’t want to...

How to launch a business career with a disability

If you have a disability, a career in business might be an excellent option for you! Some people with disabilities face difficulties finding fulfilling, accessible, and lucrative work. Thankfully, the business industry has seen some incredible advancements in the past...

22 career resolutions for 2022

1. Reflect on the year that was2021. What a beast of a year. While you still might be in mourning for all the things you missed out on over this year and throughout the pandemic, it’s important to remember all the good as well. Take time to reflect on all your...

How border openings will affect your future career

Since March 2020, borders connecting the states and the world have been closed for travel of almost any kind. With some jobs being dependent on presence in a certain location, such as mining or marine conservation, it’s hampered some students and recent graduates in...