Career Advice Postgraduate

Making WFH work for you under quarantine

Making WFH work for you under quarantine

If you’re one of the millions of students whose universities abruptly shut down midterm or transitioned to online-only work in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the shock of in-person classes being cancelled and accommodations closed (with some even becoming...

Bias to action: why it’s so important in 2020

Bias to action: why it’s so important in 2020

From a young age, friends and family have always called me a doer, a mover and a shaker. As a child I remember every night I would ask my mom where we would be going the next day. I needed to plan out my morning accordingly. Depending on her answer, I would decide how...

Graduating in a financial crisis: my story

Graduating in a financial crisis: my story

This year the world has changed, everything has been affected. There’s a lot of uncertainty about the job market for graduating students. Are there going to be less jobs? Will you struggle to get a job after graduating? Realistically, the answer is yes. There are...

What’s it like working at a startup?

What’s it like working at a startup?

While things may not be back to normal just yet, 2020 has made many of us question just what it is we look for in a successful career. And, as more traditional ways of working have been disrupted, it might be a good time to consider working at a startup. So, what’s it...

Mindfulness, WFH and social distancing

Mindfulness, WFH and social distancing

It’s a strange time to be working and studying right now. The events and activities that usually made up most of our days have gone digital, and our social lives are now basically reliant on a good internet connection, social media, and finally nailing your perfect...

It’s okay to ask for help

It’s okay to ask for help

We’re living in a strange and unprecedented time in history, and it’s safe to say that a majority of us may be feeling more than a little off-kilter. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone, and it’s more than okay to ask for help.There is so much news and so...

Here’s how to network with industry from home

Here’s how to network with industry from home

We’ve talked before about how important networking is in any successful career, and while social distancing measures mean in-person meet-ups are no longer advised, there are a number of effective ways you can foster new (and existing) relationships with industry from...

Social distancing and job seeking?

Social distancing and job seeking?

Social distancing isn’t something we’d typically recommend when looking for opportunities, but it’s March 2020. If you are self-isolating, or perhaps spending an increased amount of time at home, here are 10 things you can do online to help your career: Take the...

Why ‘know thyself’ should be your 2020 mantra

Why ‘know thyself’ should be your 2020 mantra

Classes are starting back, grad roles are recruiting, and the stressors of a new year are fully kicking in. So now is basically the perfect time to enact a new mantra to see you reaching for success this year: know thyself. We’ve been down this road before –...

What matters? Diversity

What matters? Diversity

Mardi Gras may be coming to an end for this year, but its message of respect, inclusion, diversity and equity is an important one to incorporate into our daily lives.The theme of this year’s Mardi Gras is ‘What matters’, and in a careers context what matters is the...

How to be more like Billy in the workplace: CONFIDENT

How to be more like Billy in the workplace: CONFIDENT

Regardless of where you’re at in your career – entering the workforce, re-entering it, changing jobs – it’s pretty common to experience some moments of self-doubt, low confidence, or even the dreaded imposter syndrome. Whatever type of funk you’re feeling, there’s...

Juggling work AND creative side projects?

Juggling work AND creative side projects?

What happens when the thing you think of as your true calling isn’t the same thing as your day job? What if your true calling is a creative side project that doesn’t make enough money to support you? What if, for example, you’re training to be a teacher and you’re...

The truth about individuality in the workplace

The truth about individuality in the workplace

I have always been someone who has been loud and clear about who I am, what I stand for, and how I want to express myself. I remember when I was about 14 in high school, being called into the year coordinator’s office for wearing blue glitter eyeshadow, an armful of...

New Year’s resolutions you can keep

New Year’s resolutions you can keep

I’m not ashamed to say that over the years I’ve contributed to the 1.3 million #newyearnewme tags on Instagram and I doubt that 1 January 2020 will be any different. The question is, why do we feel the need to start a #newme with the New Year? Is it the same unspoken...

How to handle interview rejection and feedback

How to handle interview rejection and feedback

Rejection is part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to face. But there are a few things to keep in mind to get through an interview rejection.Community Coordinator, Sarah Graham, runs the UTS Peer Network and has a few pieces of advice that can help...

What’s your social style?

What’s your social style?

How knowing your social style can help you be more effective in life. Have you ever wondered why some interactions with people leave you feeling frustrated, annoyed or even down-right angry? While conversations with others feel effortless, easy and constructive. I...

How curiosity can make (or break) your career

How curiosity can make (or break) your career

I recently hosted a discussion panel about emerging career paths in technology. The five panelists came from diverse fields ranging from cybersecurity to UX design.Each panelist had a unique career journey to share but there was one story that I found really...

The best thing you can do in 2020? Get experience

The best thing you can do in 2020? Get experience

The idea of balancing study with attaining real-world industry experience can seem a little overwhelming, particularly if you’re also working throughout. However it’s one of the few things that can really help establish you in the eyes of future employers, and is...

Why the holiday season is THE pinnacle networking period

Why the holiday season is THE pinnacle networking period

It’s the start of December and the holiday season has officially begun. For many, this likely means being accosted by festive décor at your local shopping centre, weekends suddenly filling up with catch-ups you’ve been putting off for most of the year, and inboxes...