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.

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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 COVID-19 taught me to embrace curiosity and change (a working parent’s journey)

When I returned from parental leave earlier this year, I was back in the office. Getting stuff done, having uninterrupted cups of coffee and breaks – I loved being back at work and, more importantly, back at UTS Careers. When COVID-19 rudely hit our Australian shores,...

4 ways you might be self-sabotaging your success (and what to do about it)

It's not uncommon to associate self-sabotaging behavior with failure. But the truth is, it can be an equally established habit of successful people. Self-sabotage is a learned response that stems from deeply rooted beliefs and cognitive processes. These include low...

Starting a new job?

At the end of last month, UTS Startups hosted an Ask Me Anything Q&A event with Heather Meeker, the Founder of Meeker Consulting Group. Below are just a few of her tips for successfully entering work (or read the original article here). Learning never stops, and...

How to stand out in a highly competitive labour market

Are you looking for work right now? Or about to graduate in the middle of the pandemic? It is a daunting situation to be in, with the media reporting negatively on the topic. The unemployment rate is rising, but while certain industries are struggling, others are...

How to upskill during COVID-19

Even with the strictest lockdown measures behind us, the world still isn’t quite back to normal. Despite this, it’s important not to lose sight of your career goals or give up on your professional development for the year. So, with so many places still closed and...

Staying productive without burning out

I know what you’re thinking, another article on productivity, so original! While there are numerous tips and tricks you can find online to help you stay productive, I am here to share a few that work for me while maintaining my sanity. Let’s get right to it. Don’t...

How far can a smile go?

How many times do we contemplate our very existence and life’s purpose when working – more specifically, when working within a fast food joint and dealing with hungry, can’t-be-bothered-with-anything kind of customers? Many (including myself, prior to working in the...

5 tips for university students looking to land their next interview

For university students, it can be quite disheartening to send out a flurry of applications only to never hear back. The purpose of any job application is to land an interview (and hopefully the job!) and the one part of the process totally in your control. However,...

RuPaul’s ‘Career Race’

Taking the time to reflect, sit with our thoughts and plan our next steps can be daunting.  We all need support and mentorship during our career journey and who better to turn to than RuPaul for advice?Sometimes reality strikes and your career plans might not be...

4 unique tips on getting a job if you’ve just graduated during the global pandemic

If you’ve graduated recently or expecting to graduate soon, you might be feeling the wrath of trying to find employment during a global pandemic. You’ll definitely find that it’s harder than normal to find companies that are actively hiring. We’re sure you’ve already...