Career Advice

New year. New me. New job?

New year. New me. New job?

I consider myself very fortunate to have had a colourful career, full of ups and downs and lots in between. This year, I have found myself reflecting on 2018 and the pivotal moment I decided to step up and really take ownership of my career. This is how I did it: It’s...

3 resolutions to make 2020 YOUR year

3 resolutions to make 2020 YOUR year

Resolutions. Most of us make them, not many of us keep them. So in keeping with this bit of realism, we’ve come up with three broad resolutions that aren’t toooooo hard to keep for 2020. We’ve even broken it down into three simple categories for you, so you can feel...

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...

Summer Internships and why you should do one

Summer Internships and why you should do one

With the impending arrival of summer, much of your semester will be coming to an end and exams are slowly wrapping up. If you’d rather not sleep the days away, escape the Australian heat and invest some time in your career this summer! Whilst you may be looking, have...

What is a portfolio & why do I need one?

What is a portfolio & why do I need one?

You’re on CareerHub, looking at a job at your dream company that seems perfect for you, and you’re about to hit that ‘apply now’ button but something stops you. You see the word ‘portfolio’ included as part of the application process, but you’ve never put together a...

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 –...

How to de-spook your career future

How to de-spook your career future

When thinking about what your future holds makes you want to scream and dive for cover, you know it’s time to make some changes. Many people have a lot of anxiety around their career options and can get pretty spooked whenever the subject comes up. Luckily, we have a...

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...

How to stand out: your first day at a law firm

How to stand out: your first day at a law firm

A first impression doesn’t end with an interview – your first day in the office is just as important. Meeting your new colleagues, learning the lay of the land, and settling in to your role can be daunting when you first start out, but you can certainly solidify 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....

5 tips to prepare and nail your first day at work

5 tips to prepare and nail your first day at work

First impressions at a new job really matter – but no pressure! The way you waltz into the office on your first day of work and the way you conduct yourself for the following eight to ten hours will have an influence on the way people perceive you as a person and a...

How to stand out: applying to a law firm

How to stand out: applying to a law firm

Crafting the perfect resume can be difficult, particularly when trying to tailor it to your ideal role. With each field looking for different things from their candidates, it’s important you understand how to best present your skills to suit your industry.Sally Layson...