Career Advice

Securing a cadetship in construction

Securing a cadetship in construction

UTS Careers are regularly approached by Construction Project Management students who are eager to get some advice and support on how to secure a cadetship. All students undertaking an undergraduate degree in Construction Project Management are required to complete a...

Make mentorship a part of every interaction

Make mentorship a part of every interaction

The word ‘mentor’ has a bit of stigma to it. It sounds formal. It sounds like a lot of work. It’s perceived to be something that only ‘keen beans’ set up when they want a promotion. My experience suggests that you should not overcook it and just use every interaction...

How to test-drive a potential career

How to test-drive a potential career

When you’re buying a new car, there are so many options to choose from. What kind of vehicle suits your lifestyle? Which makes and models have the features you’re looking for? You’ll likely spend some time researching, narrowing down a list of favourites, then taking...

Creativity and your career: job search perks

Creativity and your career: job search perks

Summer is almost here, which means you’ll have freedom to be as creative as you like in the company of others! Why not use this time to create a piece of work that sings true to your interests and what you value?Create something that inspires you to really lean into...

4 ways a creative internship can benefit your career

4 ways a creative internship can benefit your career

Everyone, no matter your degree, can benefit from the valuable experience of an internship.For those of us in creative fields, internships can provide more than just the normal first job stuff or foray into our industry; they can show us what’s possible in...

Your 2021 digital career toolbox needs these tools

Your 2021 digital career toolbox needs these tools

It’s to nobody’s surprise that the past few years have felt like a major limbo. Every day on the social feed is filled with an abundance of variety.Whilst some of our friends and family are busy grinding toward success and posting about it each day, others are just...

Work sux, so be grateful

Work sux, so be grateful

Work seems like an endless grind; you don’t love your job, you feel like your manager is un-supportive, you dislike your work environment, you don’t feel valued, or maybe there is not enough opportunity for professional development. On top of all that there is a...

3+ ways volunteering can help your early career

3+ ways volunteering can help your early career

Here’s the thing: Most employers looking to hire entry-level candidates want them to have tangible work experience, a handful of skills, and some know-how about the business. Reason? They don’t want to take chances and hire someone who may or may not excel in the...

The job you miss might lead to the job you want

The job you miss might lead to the job you want

"Everything happens for a reason". Do you agree? I don't think I do and here's why. It seems like a line that someone well-meaning would say to you when things don't go the way you wanted. But when you're going through it, when it’s happening to you, it's a hard pill...

Another careers quiz!

Another careers quiz!

About two years ago I submitted my first UTS Careers blog post, this fun little quiz. Whilst this quiz was ahead of its time in October 2019, the science of career quiz forecasting has since come a long way. So, I have developed an even more accurate and effective...

How to choose a career in just three steps

How to choose a career in just three steps

Here’s a shocking stat: you’ll likely change jobs 12 times throughout your career.The worst part?If you don’t take the time to figure out what job is best for you, there’s a good chance you’ll be as miserable and bored in job #12 as in your first.But—all is not lost....

Five tips for starting a career in personal finance

Five tips for starting a career in personal finance

Personal finance is a rewarding career pathway with many choices in jobs – with some jobs yet to be created thanks to the advance of financial technology (Fintech). In 2018, there were 800,000 Australians employed in financial services – about 6% of the entire economy...

It’s never too late to change degrees

It’s never too late to change degrees

I began my university career in 2016, and have changed degrees 3 times. To begin with, this was very frustrating; I was disheartened by my indecision and wondered whether I would ever graduate with a degree.However, I learned to be kinder to myself by remembering some...

Movin’ on up: how to get ahead at work

Movin’ on up: how to get ahead at work

Whether you just started a new job and would like to move up the ladder quickly, or you have been at one place for a long time and would like to finally see some forward progress, there can be many situations where you might want to get ahead at work.To some, trying...

Standing out as a remote employee

Standing out as a remote employee

There is no doubt about it: we have evolved into a remote workforce. Before the pandemic in 2020, it seemed almost impossible to get a job working from home, but now that this type of work has been proven successful, more companies are staying with a remote...

Four facts for first years

Four facts for first years

The first year of uni is the beginning of a new chapter in life. Sounds super cheesy, I know, but it's true. When I started uni, it was the first time in my life I started cooking for myself, doing laundry, and paying my rent. It was all overwhelming at first. A lot...