Career Advice

Distanced not divided: The winners of Univative 2021

Distanced not divided: The winners of Univative 2021

While the pandemic has kept the vast majority of us inside these last few weeks, that hasn’t stopped a group of UTS students achieving great success at this year’s Univative 2021 competition.Univative is an inter-university consulting competition that gives student...

Thinking of changing career paths? Here’s how!

Thinking of changing career paths? Here’s how!

Navigating through a given career path and finding the best option can be a daunting and confusing. In the present-day, multiple job prospects are available within each industry, with new roles being added every day. That is supposed to make it easier, right? Well, in...

How to start your tech career

How to start your tech career

Are you considering a technology career? It’s difficult to decide where to begin. Should you first obtain a technical certification? Or should you learn a programming language? There are all sorts of options to shape your aspirations for a tech career. IT training...

Is the future of work a 4-day week?

Is the future of work a 4-day week?

You might have heard about a recent Icelandic study that trialled shortening the work week from 40 hours to 35-36 hours with no decrease in pay. It was deemed an “overwhelming success”, with participants reporting the same or even improved productivity and work-life...

Tell us you have skills, without telling us you have skills

Tell us you have skills, without telling us you have skills

Whether you’re down with the ‘tell us without telling us’ TikTok trend or not, it’s – rather strangely – a pretty great piece of advice when it comes to landing a job.Regardless if it’s through your CV or in an interview, employers are looking to see whether you have...

The path to future-proofing your career

The path to future-proofing your career

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn." - Alvin TofflerThe times they are a changing. Even before the impacts of Covid, we found ourselves in a transient period, described by...

Tipping the scales your way for work-life balance

Tipping the scales your way for work-life balance

People talk a lot about balance. You’re meant to try to even out the scales, whether that be in regards to food, relationships, study, or the ever elusive work-life balance. Flexible work arrangements bring with them a tonne of benefits, but there’s no denying they...

Why your first grad role is like a first date

Why your first grad role is like a first date

You wouldn’t go on a date with someone you barely know, so why would you apply for a graduate role with an employer you barely know? Securing a graduate role is like dating. You have to go on a few dates before you find the right partner, or employer, and commit. A...

Zoom fatigue

Zoom fatigue

Originally published by Vertigo magazineAs the new year began, another lock-down seized Sydney. Since then, snap lockdowns around the country put capital cities at standstills. State borders have been opening and closing so fast, it’s hard to keep track. Amidst all...

Easy ways to ask for feedback at work

Easy ways to ask for feedback at work

How well do you really know yourself? How long would it take you to list your values, interests, strengths, areas of development and personality traits? And even if you are aware of them at this point in time of your life, do you notice when they start to shift and...

6 tips to help you build a career you love

6 tips to help you build a career you love

Do you want to enjoy your career? You should know a few tips to help with career development. Read on for some essential tricks.   1. Know your strengths and interests One of the most important tips to help develop your career is to know what interests you and...

Motivation is a slippery little sucker

Motivation is a slippery little sucker

Motivation is a slippery little sucker. Sometimes I feel like I have a good grasp on motivation and I use it to do all the things. Other days it is nowhere to be found. NO. WHERE. So what do you do when you have really important things to do (um, like study) and you...

10 things to master in your 20s

10 things to master in your 20s

We are all aware that the quarter-life struggle is real. In your 20s you’re supposed to grow into yourself, get your career on track, lay down a serious relationship, save for a house, start putting money away and saving for the future… it’s a lot!Studies show that...

4 career lessons I’ve learnt from reality TV

4 career lessons I’ve learnt from reality TV

Reality TV. Highly controversial. Highly addictive. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it’s produced some of the most iconic (and controversial) moments of all time, from Kim losing her diamond earring in the ocean to the Honey Badger choosing no one at the...

Starting a business without an extended education

Starting a business without an extended education

Our society often emphasises attaining a postgraduate degree in order to enter the business world. Yet, this doesn’t really mesh with the reality of the contemporary world we live in. For many people, traditional further education is prohibitively expensive — in 2021,...

Make working from home bearable with a work BFF

Make working from home bearable with a work BFF

Since March 2020, the number of Australians working from home has doubled, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics reporting 41% of people with a job now work from home at least once a week.When UTS Careers shifted to a hybrid model – providing staff the option for...

3 things I would do differently at university

3 things I would do differently at university

I graduated from university many years ago. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do for a career (Bachelor of Arts students – hello!) I had a handful of good friends picked up through being in the same classes, group projects and the odd night out. I was a ‘good’...

Myth-busting your career: misconceptions vs reality

Myth-busting your career: misconceptions vs reality

It’s a confusing world out there when it comes to choosing the “right” career.Let’s break down three common misconceptions that might be holding you back. Myth #1: My uni degree / major will determine my career optionsReality: Here’s a little experiment – talk to...

Internships: the good, the bad, and the reality

Internships: the good, the bad, and the reality

When it comes to internships, there are lots of different opinions. Some people love them – hello professional experience, networking opportunities, and confidence building! Others might think of internships as a bit of waste of time, just a chance to get coffees for...

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,...