Interviews

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...

Why networking can feel like the Bachelor

Why networking can feel like the Bachelor

You’re standing in a room full of people with a drink in your sweaty palm. You’re trapped in a sea of chatter, wondering if you should slyly squeeze into the small circle of people talking beside you. All of your confidence and your ideas for conversation have gone...

Chats With Adecco Group’s Student CEO

Chats With Adecco Group’s Student CEO

"I’ve always had the mindset of: ‘What’s my next step? How do I get there? What can I do today to maximise my opportunity?"John Huang is a UTS student studying a Bachelor of Business. In May he won CEO for One Month, a program awarded by Adecco Group Australia. This...

A Novice’s Guide to Video Interviews

A Novice’s Guide to Video Interviews

I just finished one of my first ever video interviews. It was an interesting experience, we couldn't get the video to work for a start. It ended up being a phone call via computer. The whole process, from me figuring out the platform my interviewer wanted to use, to...

Am I Being Ghosted by a Recruiter?

Am I Being Ghosted by a Recruiter?

We’ve all been there before. You’ve submitted a brilliant resume and you've attached a superb cover letter. You’re sure that you’re at least going to get an interview, and then… nothing. You start to think about where it all went wrong, what to do next, and you’re...

Not Just a Line on Your Resume

Not Just a Line on Your Resume

Internships are a training position commonly held by a student looking to further their career. But how do you know if completing an internship is the right step for you? And, if you decide to do one, what are the benefits? We spoke to UTS Graduates about their time...

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...

3 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out a Company’s Culture

3 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out a Company’s Culture

Here’s the scenario: you took a leap of faith, stepped into the unknown. You accepted the job offer. You thought you were in dream-job land. Two weeks later, you’re about to run screaming into the Snowy Mountains. The problem? You did not research the company’s...

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...

5 Things You Must Do AFTER a Job Interview

5 Things You Must Do AFTER a Job Interview

 “Thanks for coming in. We’ll be in touch soon”. The elevator doors shut and you let out a big sigh of relief. The interview is officially done and dusted and you’re feeling confident. All you can do now is sit back and wait for the company to make their decision…...

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 Prepare for a Job Interview

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Job interviews can be a bit nerve wracking, but there are some easy ways to make sure you’re prepared and ready to impress any interviewers you may face! Research Hopefully you’ve done a bit of research on the organisation when tailoring your application and cover...

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