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How to establish job security in a new career

How to establish job security in a new career

A couple of generations ago it was normal to get a job at a large company and then settle down to a multi-decade tenure before retiring with a pension. If you go back even further in history, individuals didn’t just maintain the same job, they were literally born into...

2021: No to resolutions, yes to aspirations

2021: No to resolutions, yes to aspirations

It’s a new year… and honestly it feels weird. I can’t remember a time before this where we entered a new year with such a feeling of trepidation or uncertainty. The whole ‘new year, new me’ motif was already getting cringey but this year it’s nowhere to be seen - even...

How to make the most of your festive break

How to make the most of your festive break

It’s here! It’s finally here! The holiday break has arrived and the end of this crazy year is in sight! Hasn’t it been a rollercoaster? The passage of time between staying home and socially distancing, to new waves of civil rights and social justice movements all...

4 tips for balancing your life and career

4 tips for balancing your life and career

The ongoing pandemic has become the perfect example of how we often need to navigate the murky waters of life while all individually battling unique challenges. Whether you’re still a student eager to start a meaningful career, or you’re preparing to make a career...

5 career resolutions to make and keep in 2021

5 career resolutions to make and keep in 2021

The New Year: a time to reflect on the successes of the last twelve months and plan for your next adventures. It’s likely you weren’t able to achieve quite as much as you set out to at the beginning of 2020 (remember that pesky pandemic throwing a wrench in the...

Time to visit your mental elf these holidays?

Time to visit your mental elf these holidays?

As we slide towards the end of the year (and what a year) some of us are feeling exhausted both physically and mentally. There’s a sense that we just need to get through to the end of the year. Maybe this is just the time for you to make your priority for the summer...

5 things to remember as you start your business

5 things to remember as you start your business

Interest in entrepreneurship is high these days. The prospect of running your own business is appealing, but if you're getting ready to go down the path of entrepreneurship, it's best to have a few things planned ahead of time. That way you will be ready to face some...

Advice from a former “bad” employee

Advice from a former “bad” employee

Some say there is no such thing as a bad employee. I say bad employees definitely exist, and, for a time, I was one. Let me set the scene: it’s mid-2020, the height of Covid-19. In my time off from UTS Careers, I freelance for another organisation to earn some extra...

Is it time to leave your job?

Is it time to leave your job?

I vividly remember the exciting energy of NYE 2019. I was in Queensland with some friends at a music and arts festival – it was hot, colourful, and loud. We danced joyously under the moonlight as we spoke about the dreams and aspirations we had for the next year, the...

Finding jobs in the future of finance

Finding jobs in the future of finance

If your idea of a career in finance is sitting behind a desk and poring over numbers – you may need an update. Finance in 2020 rests on the forefront of global markets, cryptocurrency, technology, and big data. Finance isn’t just “accounting” or “lending” – it’s a...

A year of change: expectations vs reality 2020

A year of change: expectations vs reality 2020

When every year commences, I have high hopes of what I would like to achieve. I don’t write a list of New Year’s resolutions or anything, but I do have a general agreement with myself on how I see my year progressing. If someone had told me that 2020 would bring with...

Can I design my life during a pandemic?

Can I design my life during a pandemic?

It’s been 12 months since I wrote the blog Career chaos meets life design. Fresh from attending the Life Design Studio for University Educators at Stanford, I was inspired to experiment with design thinking as a way to tackle the “wicked problem” of career and life...

Pride Week: 5 alumni championing diversity and inclusion

Pride Week: 5 alumni championing diversity and inclusion

From 26-30 October, we’re celebrating Pride Week here at UTS. To celebrate, we’re taking a look at the proud members of the LGBTIQA+ community who have graduated from UTS and gone on to do amazing things with their careers.The queer community at UTS is a vibrant and...

Moving with the times

Moving with the times

If someone had said to me at the start of this year that I would move back to my home town, work from home full-time, start singing lessons and lose 7 kilos then I would have never believed them! Yet here I am in October having done all of these things and more.One...

5 ways to make your workplace more LGBTIQA+ inclusive

5 ways to make your workplace more LGBTIQA+ inclusive

Look, 2020 has been wild and while many of us having been working from home and finding ourselves with a little more time on our hands there’s one thing we don’t have time for: discrimination. It’s old news (and illegal!) so let’s help our workplaces up their game a...

The importance of “Tuning In” at work

The importance of “Tuning In” at work

There’s no denying mental health has taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with feelings of stress, anxiety, and isolation dramatically increasing. Many workplaces have faced tumult over the last few months, with the transition to working from home, increased...