Career Advice

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...

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...