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!

Want to build your portfolio? Interested in sharing your insight? The Careers Blog welcomes submissions from the UTS community and industry alike. Visit our Contribute page for details on how you can be published.

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.

The benefits of including your hobbies on your resume

Recently, I was talking to a friend about their plans after graduation. They told me how they struggled to write a resume and find work. Beyond the hospitality job they had worked in for years and their uni degree, they needed to figure out what else to list on their...

Improving your Career in 2023: How to Identify, Embrace and Overcome Your Weaknesses

Do your goals for 2023 include improving your career? If that's the case, there's one thing you need to understand. Identifying, embracing, and overcoming your weaknesses will be the most helpful thing you can do to reach your professional goals. But the truth is,...

What to expect from your first university orientation: Advice from a 2nd year student

University is often the first step to the rest of your career, and orientation is the first step to getting to know your university! In this blog post, second-year UTS student Lucas Tan breaks down everything new students need to know going into orientation.  What to...

5 Common Questions Students ask a Peer Career Advisor

We’ve all sat in a lecture or tutorial with a burning question, debating whether to pop our hand up. Suddenly, another student asks exactly what you were contemplating. via GIPHY The UTS Careers office offers drop-in appointments with Peer Career Advisors. We're...

How to keep your New Year’s Resolution (from someone that did successfully)

Do you need a hand keeping up your New Year's Resolutions? Read on to hear how I succeeded in setting and keeping a New Year's Resolution and the one tip I recommend to anyone looking to stay steadfast in their goals.The backgroundThree years ago, I decided I needed...

Grateful but thankful it’s over: 2022 in review

It’s December, the time of festive cheer and reflection on the year that has been. And what a year 2022 was. Even if you just look at the global events that occurred, it feels as though this year has been a huge year. Then, to add to that, you have your own personal...

UTS Careers Blog Wrapped: Our best career advice of 2022

What is the career advice you need to know? Of all the posts on the UTS Careers blog, how do you know which ones to read?  If you're struggling with either of these questions, this blog post can help you. We'll be reflecting back on 2022, highlighting our best posts,...

25 Transferable skills employers look for in 2022

Originally published by WikiJob What are transferable skills? Transferable skills combine competencies, knowledge and skills that you have gained from the workplace during your career path, from school, internships or elsewhere and take with you to your next...

Higher Pay vs. Better Benefits: Which is More Important?

When you start your job search, it’s easy to hyperfocus on salary. After all, a good salary can help you achieve your life goals and give you a sense of stability.However, you shouldn’t overlook the benefits section of job adverts before discarding them altogether....

How Spotify wrapped can help your career

I have always loved the end of the year, and not just because it’s the gift-giving season. Although December often feels like the busiest time of year, it is also a nice little bookend to the rest of the crazy months that have been. It acts as a waypoint to go, hey,...