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The Rise of the skill assessment

The Rise of the skill assessment

When you apply for a job, there are a number of ways a company will be able to tell if you’re the right fit for the role. One method they employ is what’s called a skills assessment. ‘A skills test is an assessment used to provide an unbiased, validated evaluation of...

Acing an interview as a first-timer

Acing an interview as a first-timer

Eek! You’ve been called in for a job interview and it’s your FIRST TIME! First off, congratulations this is very exciting news. Secondly, don’t worry – we’ve all had that pre-interview nervous feeling where your stomach drops to your feet, totally normal. There are...

How to stand out: interviewing with a law firm

How to stand out: interviewing with a law firm

When going for an interview with a law firm, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what the recruiter is looking for, and the ways in which you can best present what you could bring to the company. Over the next few months we’ll be featuring posts from Sally...

How to ace your next design job interview

How to ace your next design job interview

You’ve got an interview for a design role and need a refresher on how to tackle the design interview process?  How do you approach this design interview differently to your casual hospitality or retail interviews?There are certain qualities and characteristics many...

But What Does the Recruitment Process ACTUALLY Look Like?

But What Does the Recruitment Process ACTUALLY Look Like?

So you’ve applied for a job, and have now been invited to take part in an interview or recruitment process. But with employers using such a wide variety of selection methods, in can be tricky to know what each type entails. To help you out, here’s a quick overview of...

The Inside Look at Lendlease’s Graduate Program

The Inside Look at Lendlease’s Graduate Program

It’s that time of year again where we seek our next generation of graduates to join Lendlease on our two-year graduate program. We know that applying for graduate programs and going through the process can be daunting and often stressful. However, I’m here to give you...

Self-care: Before and After a Job Interview

Self-care: Before and After a Job Interview

Let’s face it: interviews are one of those rare life moments that are equal parts exciting and make-your-palms-sweat levels of nerve racking. If you have just landed yourself an interview and you’re starting to perspire, or you’re currently reflecting on the suspected...

Discussion Topics and Questions to Ask a Mentor

Discussion Topics and Questions to Ask a Mentor

Have you thought about seeking out a mentor? Ever feel like you can’t solve a problem when you’re too close to the source? A mentor is a great third-party resource! Asking family, friends and peers for advice can be helpful, but a mentor is likely to give you an...

Think You’ll Do An Internship?  READ THIS.

Think You’ll Do An Internship? READ THIS.

An internship is about experience – your experience.  Here are 5 steps to take control and own it.Step 1 - ResearchStart early.  Very early.  The day you arrive on campus is the day you announce to the world: “I want to be somebody”.  But who do you want to be?  You...

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

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...

How To Keep Your Badass Vibe While Meeting Employers

How To Keep Your Badass Vibe While Meeting Employers

In the past, people were able to land amazing jobs without a university degree. This has changed, and now having a bachelor’s degree is almost standard. This creates a strange generational divide where university is largely normalized amongst younger generations (at...

Cycle of Career Development

Cycle of Career Development

A common scenario we all face, whether we are an entrepreneur, director, manager, or employee, is that after all the hard work we have done we finally manage to tackle the major challenges that we were facing with a great finish. What a sign of success! This feeling...

I Survived A Video Interview And You Can Too

I Survived A Video Interview And You Can Too

Video interviews are slowly becoming part of the hiring landscape in Australia, and have been embraced by the team here at UTS:Careers. As my colleague Michelle Maarhuis explained in a previous blog post: “A video interview helps to quickly identify whether a person...

A Graduate’s Guide to Interviewing for a PR Job

A Graduate’s Guide to Interviewing for a PR Job

(Originally posted on N2N Communications' blog) It’s the beginning of the year and graduates around the country are wrapping up end-of-uni celebrations and turning their attention to getting a job. It’s a much more difficult employment market than the one I was lucky...

The Video Interview: Really? Do I Have To?

The Video Interview: Really? Do I Have To?

I recently had my first dabble with video interviews from a recruiter’s perspective, and I’m a convert. We’re using a web and app platform called Vieple to shortlist candidates, rather than using traditional methods like phone screening. A video interview helps to...

Are You Hired for Your Degree?  

Are You Hired for Your Degree?  

This topic may seem strange, and even when I mentioned it to a few of my colleagues they were surprised and wondered ‘What is Chandani writing about?’ If you really would like to know what I’m talking about, please go read on. A majority of the people in this modern...

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