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 start your tech career

Are you considering a technology career? It’s difficult to decide where to begin. Should you first obtain a technical certification? Or should you learn a programming language? There are all sorts of options to shape your aspirations for a tech career. IT training...

Is the future of work a 4-day week?

You might have heard about a recent Icelandic study that trialled shortening the work week from 40 hours to 35-36 hours with no decrease in pay. It was deemed an “overwhelming success”, with participants reporting the same or even improved productivity and work-life...

Tell us you have skills, without telling us you have skills

Whether you’re down with the ‘tell us without telling us’ TikTok trend or not, it’s – rather strangely – a pretty great piece of advice when it comes to landing a job.Regardless if it’s through your CV or in an interview, employers are looking to see whether you have...

The path to future-proofing your career

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn." - Alvin TofflerThe times they are a changing. Even before the impacts of Covid, we found ourselves in a transient period, described by...

Tipping the scales your way for work-life balance

People talk a lot about balance. You’re meant to try to even out the scales, whether that be in regards to food, relationships, study, or the ever elusive work-life balance. Flexible work arrangements bring with them a tonne of benefits, but there’s no denying they...

Why your first grad role is like a first date

You wouldn’t go on a date with someone you barely know, so why would you apply for a graduate role with an employer you barely know? Securing a graduate role is like dating. You have to go on a few dates before you find the right partner, or employer, and commit. A...

Zoom fatigue

Originally published by Vertigo magazineAs the new year began, another lock-down seized Sydney. Since then, snap lockdowns around the country put capital cities at standstills. State borders have been opening and closing so fast, it’s hard to keep track. Amidst all...

7 email memes, with kind regards

Sending emails doesn’t come easy to many people. They’re a weird form of communication, more formal and stilted than the way we actually speak to our co-workers.  The way we communicate with the people with whom we work has changed dramatically since more of us spend...

Easy ways to ask for feedback at work

How well do you really know yourself? How long would it take you to list your values, interests, strengths, areas of development and personality traits? And even if you are aware of them at this point in time of your life, do you notice when they start to shift and...

6 tips to help you build a career you love

Do you want to enjoy your career? You should know a few tips to help with career development. Read on for some essential tricks.   1. Know your strengths and interests One of the most important tips to help develop your career is to know what interests you and...