Career Advice Postgraduate

Make the most of mentoring

Make the most of mentoring

2020 was the gift that kept on giving – bushfires, Covid, lock downs, job market collapse, more lock downs and more recently flooding.After digging myself out from under the rubble of 2020’s trauma and devastation (high fives to any fellow parents out there), I felt a...

From shy to fly: networking tips for introverts

From shy to fly: networking tips for introverts

Have you ever walked into a Careers Fair or a networking event and found yourself too anxious to approach industry professionals or start conversations with unfamiliar faces? Well, you are not alone. Between one third and one half of all people are introverts,...

How to design a career change

How to design a career change

Bold career change stories are inspiring. We all know what it’s like to feel stuck, or in need of something new, but actually taking the steps to make a change is challenging. Seeing someone else take that leap can be a powerful motivator.I sat down with my friend and...

The 4 types of procrastinators and how not to be one

The 4 types of procrastinators and how not to be one

THINGS I HAVE DONE THIS MORNING INSTEAD OF WRITING THIS BLOG:put on, and hung out, a load of laundryscrolled through TikToktried to teach my cat to shake handsstared at a blank wall for “thinking time”This is not an atypical day for me – it’s very easy to get locked...

3 things I wish I knew before graduating

3 things I wish I knew before graduating

It’s been nearly three years since I finished my last university exam and said goodbye to the student life forever. Meeting a variety of new people in my new life as a full-time working professional, I’m continually surprised just how different this transition can be...

3 reasons The Office is work goals

3 reasons The Office is work goals

Let’s get one thing clear: there’s no way in hell I would want to work for Dunder Mifflin. The dynamics of the fictional paper company in NBC’s The Office are painful to watch. There’s gross mismanagement, workplace bullying, hours of pointless meetings, and don’t...

Not just another “to-do” list

Not just another “to-do” list

If you’re like me, you lay in bed at night remembering all the things you need to do the next day and start to write a mental list in the hope you can finally fall asleep and not forget anything that you’ve thought of in the morning. To help with this midnight list...

Can working for free pay off in the long run?

Can working for free pay off in the long run?

There’s no substitute for experience, which is why internships are so valuable as an undergraduate student. They can provide exposure to your chosen field and help you gain relevant skills and experience, often the coin of the realm in a job interview.The downside is...

Overcoming the fear of starting your own business

Overcoming the fear of starting your own business

Are you waiting for the ideal moment to start your own business? If that's the case, you might be in for a long wait because, unfortunately, the timing will never be perfect.In business, there will always be challenges and obstacles. From economies recovering from a...

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to say no at work

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to say no at work

When we’re first starting out our careers, it’s common to just jump at every opportunity – to say yes to everything. While this can be a good thing (hello building a professional brand), it can also lead to a too-full plate, feelings of being overwhelmed, and...

Gaining career experience while still in university

Gaining career experience while still in university

While in university, it’s often difficult to find the time or opportunity to build up your job skills. After you graduate, your resume may look a little stark until you land your first adult job. If you go into college with a plan, however, it is possible to learn...

Is it time to revise your job search goals?

Is it time to revise your job search goals?

So, you set yourself some pretty achievable career goals for 2021 but now you’re 3 months in and they’re seeming a lot less achievable? Same! Perhaps it’s time to re-assess.Whilst searching for work I think it can be a good thing to have some goals in mind, but one...

To postgrad or not to postgrad

To postgrad or not to postgrad

Finishing your degree is a huge feat. You’ve worked away for at least three years, laboured over assignments and exams, poured your blood, sweat, and tears into achieving that coveted testamur. And then, just like that, it’s over – time to go off into the world,...

Preparing for virtual careers fairs: top tips

Preparing for virtual careers fairs: top tips

Virtual careers fairs are fast becoming a common way for employers and industries to connect with up-and-coming talent (aka you!). They are a great opportunity for you to network with professionals in your field, discover where your career could take you, and help you...

Unexpected things that could affect your job search

Unexpected things that could affect your job search

Having to search for a job can be overwhelming and stressful. But, the more you know about certain factors that could impact your search, the easier it can be. By now, most people know that your social media presence and having a “clean” online footprint can make a...

Finding and landing a creative internship

Finding and landing a creative internship

We all know internships are one of the best ways to gain meaningful work experience while studying. But how do you go about finding one, especially in a pandemic? At the end of last year, 10 talented UTS students took part in a creative advertising internship—the...