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Career chaos meets life design

Career chaos meets life design

I chose my undergraduate course of study based on slick movie thrillers about clever crimes and the interesting lives of others, almost always with a savvy out-witting psychologist at the centre. I chose at least my first three jobs based on what was easy to access –...

Hackathon internship winners: Design Summer at UTS

Hackathon internship winners: Design Summer at UTS

This September, the Student Council Liaison Group hosted a forum for UTS students to voice feedback on their UTS experience – an annual session that gives us a chance to let the uni know what we’d like to see on campus. In years past, we’ve had a fairly static Q and A...

Set your fears this scary season

Set your fears this scary season

As Halloween fast approaches (T-minus two weeks people!) many of us begin to prepare for the annual celebration of fear… and some sneaky treats of course!So, what better time to sit down and re-evaluate your fears? Now, as silly as it sounds, I promise it’s a thing....

Why PR pros are the future of digital marketing

Why PR pros are the future of digital marketing

Digital marketing is a kaleidoscopic puzzle that brands continue trying to solve. Throwing cash into paid search, and social media isn’t always the answer. However, all too often, businesses are ignoring their secret weapon: the PR pro.  PR’s value on the rise The...

How to stand out: interviewing with a law firm

How to stand out: interviewing with a law firm

When going for an interview with a law firm, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what the recruiter is looking for, and the ways in which you can best present what you could bring to the company. Over the next few months we’ll be featuring posts from Sally...

Living in Australia

Living in Australia

Do you hesitate when thinking of moving to new country, or even when thinking of moving to a new apartment from one suburb to another? I do, and I think everyone hesitates when thinking of moving! All the hassle of moving, the fear of losing their family and close...

Maintaining mental health during your career search

Maintaining mental health during your career search

Searching for a new career can be extremely stressful. Even if you are currently employed and you are looking for a career change, there can be a lot of stress and anxiety associated with the search. If you are between jobs, you have added financial stress while you...

How to quit a well-paying job for a lifelong dream

How to quit a well-paying job for a lifelong dream

Letting go of a job you worked hard to get and is now paying handsomely is a daunting thing. Just when you are ready to walk out of that cubicle, the reassurance of a steady paycheck and a comfortable life pulls you back in. However, once you’ve entertained the...

Be Kind At Work!

Be Kind At Work!

To show kindness is one of the most powerful things you can do for someone. This is as true in the workplace as it is at home. It’s a shame that we are sometimes conditioned to think of work as somewhere we go to shut down our emotions and humanity, sometimes creating...

Be kind at work

Be kind at work

To show kindness is one of the most powerful things you can do for someone. This is as true in the workplace as it is at home. It’s a shame that we are sometimes conditioned to think of work as somewhere we go to shut down our emotions and humanity. This way...

Embrace Your Incompetence

Embrace Your Incompetence

You can’t be great at everything. None of us can. But the question is: what are you going to do about it? Assuming that you’re in a position where you’re ‘consciously incompetent’ (refer to the Conscious Competence Theory), there are a few different ways you might...

Not Just a Line on Your Resume

Not Just a Line on Your Resume

Internships are a training position commonly held by a student looking to further their career. But how do you know if completing an internship is the right step for you? And, if you decide to do one, what are the benefits? We spoke to UTS Graduates about their time...

How Sleep Deprivation Could Ruin Your Career

How Sleep Deprivation Could Ruin Your Career

With semester getting hectic, it’s easy to sacrifice sleep in favor of finishing that list minute assignment, or bingeing Dead to Me on Netflix. But a lack of sleep can actually have a huge impact on your daily life, and getting into the habit of subsisting on less...

Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero

Picture this: it’s a Wednesday morning, and you’ve just logged on to your computer at work. You have your coffee in hand, and you are ready to tackle the day. You open up Outlook and all of a sudden your computer starts to move at snail speed as your inbox loads....

Uncover the Hidden Easter Eggs in Job Descriptions (+ Bunnies)

Uncover the Hidden Easter Eggs in Job Descriptions (+ Bunnies)

Here at the UTS Careers Blog, we’re suckers for a theme; and with Easter coming up we’ve turned our sights on Easter Eggs – but not of the chocolate variety. Today, we’re looking at the hidden Easter Eggs (aka the hidden messages or secret features) you’ll often see...

5 Reasons I Went Back to University

5 Reasons I Went Back to University

In you had asked me ten years ago to return to university to undertake postgrad studies, you wouldn’t have been able to pay me to do it. The early years of my undergraduate journey were filled with tears, confusion, and a lack of direction. I jumped from course to...

Career Mastery: A Process, Not a Destination

Career Mastery: A Process, Not a Destination

It goes without saying that it’s important to take charge of your career. You are in the driver’s seat, switching lanes, shifting gears by yourself, and no one else is responsible for discovering or promoting your career for you. Consequently, it’s critical to become...

3 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out a Company’s Culture

3 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out a Company’s Culture

Here’s the scenario: you took a leap of faith, stepped into the unknown. You accepted the job offer. You thought you were in dream-job land. Two weeks later, you’re about to run screaming into the Snowy Mountains. The problem? You did not research the company’s...

7.3 Questions With Bilal Kabbara

7.3 Questions With Bilal Kabbara

We’re back with yet another Vogue-inspired instalment of 7.3 Questions Answered By Your Favourite Accomplishers! This week we spoke to Bilal Kabbara about his experience with the Award, where he’s at now, and his top tips for getting ahead in your career while...

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