Everything’s Ending So Let’s Look Back On 2017


2017 has been a big year, both globally and on the UTS Careers Blog. Fortunately (for many) the year is almost over and, as no one has ever said before, and certainly never will again: ‘2018 is going to be our year!’

But before we say goodbye to 2017, let’s reflect on all of the stellar advice we’ve published this year – so here’s your go-to list of must-read articles to help cap off the year!

Professional Development Advice

The Rise of Fenty Beauty: What Rihanna Can Teach You About Mastering Your Personal Brand

Personal branding is a must if you want to make a name for yourself in today’s employment world. And who does personal branding better than Rihanna? Check out this post for an in-depth break down of how Rihanna can teach you to develop your personal brand.

3 Ways to Shut Down Career FOMO And Feel Like A Total Boss Again

FOMO gets us all down sometimes, but it can be particularly difficult when everyone around you seems to be getting awesome jobs and internships and you feel like you’re just getting by. This post gives you 3 easy ways to get over that feeling, and get back to being your amazing self!

How The Robot Uprising May Impact Your Career

It’s always a good idea to be on the look out for the next ‘big thing’ in your industry – and when the next ‘big thing’ is robots, you better keep an eye out! With AI and automation growing at such a quick rate, this post tells you which industries are most susceptible to the inevitable robot take over.


Job Application Advice

Guys, If You Haven’t Tailored Your Cover Letter Then You Haven’t Got the Job

There’s nothing worse than sending off a poorly written cover letter that doesn’t directly relate to the job you’re applying for. We tell you how you can not only write a great cover letter, but also how to address the selection criteria the way employers want you to. And there are memes, which is always a bonus.

Resumes: Writing Your Employment History

Knowing how to talk about your experience in a resume can be difficult, especially if you are trying to tailor it to apply for a specific job. If you want to know how to format your resume, what language to use, and which topics you should talk about, check out this post.

Try Something New: Resume Inspo For The End of 2017

Job applications don’t have to be all doom and gloom – they can actually be pretty gosh darn good looking! Check out this post for new design ideas to make your resume standout from the rest.


Internship Advice

Avoid Career Free-Fall and Land That First Internship

Internships can seem daunting, and landing your first one always seems like a huge step into adult life. Isaac gives  us his advice on how to get internship-ready and up your skills so employers are looking your way when you next apply!

How to Make the Most of Your Design Internship

Our Graphic Designer, Kat, gives you her top tips on how to get the most out of your internship – complete with super cute illustrations!

How to Land an Internship (and Be Amazing When You Do)

If you’ve never had an internship, then this post is for you. I had a chat with Helena, one of our awesome Career Consultants, as she gave her advice on internships, drawing on her own experiences.


Networking Advice

How to Network Like a Natural

The age old adage ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’, has never been more true, and Candy is here to help you get ahead in this networking-centric world (even if you’re an introvert)!

How to Keep Your Badass Vibe While Meeting Employers

You may not know it, but there are subtle and subconscious signals you put out when meeting new people. In this post, we break it down for you so you have the inside scoop on how to best impress your future employer!

Networking Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word (And Here’s Why)

Networking gets a bad rap, but there’s nothing quite like having an awesome community of colleagues and friends who are as stoked about your industry as you are. Check out this blog post about why you should give networking a shot, even if it’s the last thing you want to do.


Interview Advice

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Dara talks us through the steps you should take prior to a job interview to ensure you can give it your best! Everything from research, to outfit planning, this post breaks down everything you need to know to be prepared.

Cringey (and Illegal) Interview Questions, and How to Get Past Them

Some interviews can be more stressful than others, and then there are those that are just downright uncomfortable. This post helps you discover what employers can and can’t ask you in an interview, while give you tips on how  to move on from any particularly awkward questions.

I survived a Video Interview And You Can Too

Interviews have moved beyond a phone call or face-to-face meeting, and now often involve video software. How can you make sure you totally ace a video interview? Matt gives us his advice.

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By Mia Casey

By Mia Casey


Mia is a Sydney-based copywriter and content creator, who ran the UTS Careers Blog for five years since its conception in 2016.
Her freelance work focuses on branding development and helping companies create a cohesive identity narrative tailored for each of their platforms.
She enjoys piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.