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How to Sweeten the Deal: Chocolatey Career Advice

Easter is coming to an end, but we still have some sweet, chocolatey advice to help you make the most of your work life – from first impressions and self-care, to lasting work relationships and personal growth. So pull out the Easter egg your nan bought you, crack off...

Uncover the Hidden Easter Eggs in Job Descriptions (+ Bunnies)

Here at the UTS Careers Blog, we’re suckers for a theme; and with Easter coming up we’ve turned our sights on Easter Eggs – but not of the chocolate variety. Today, we’re looking at the hidden Easter Eggs (aka the hidden messages or secret features) you’ll often see...

3 Ways to Include Study Abroad on Your Resume

You’ve pinned travel snapshots around your room, gifted souvenirs to family and friends, and texted your classmates from abroad about fun memories shared. Though your global exchange program may be over, the adventure has just begun! Whether your sights are set on...

5 Reasons I Went Back to University

In you had asked me ten years ago to return to university to undertake postgrad studies, you wouldn’t have been able to pay me to do it. The early years of my undergraduate journey were filled with tears, confusion, and a lack of direction. I jumped from course to...

Career Mastery: A Process, Not a Destination

It goes without saying that it’s important to take charge of your career. You are in the driver’s seat, switching lanes, shifting gears by yourself, and no one else is responsible for discovering or promoting your career for you. Consequently, it’s critical to become...

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5 Steps to Finding Great Love (Or a Great Job)

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year! So many people are scrambling around looking for a date without realising that finding love can be awfully similar to finding that dream job. 1. Start with the man in the mirror The best way to start a...

5 Easy Ways to Get Your Job Application Seen by Recruiters

If you’ve found a job that ticks all your boxes, it’s time to tick all of the recruiter’s boxes as the perfect candidate! Writing a great job application can take a while, but it doesn’t have to be a super daunting process. Below are some key guidelines to stick to...

Be the Boo You Want to See in the World

Boo, beloved Pomeranian and potentially cutest dog to ever walk the face of the earth, passed away this week. Renowned for his general adorableness and dog-related antics, Boo was an easy example of making the most of natural talent to forge a career. In honour of his...

Give Yourself a Fresh Start

Whether you are in your first or final year, with a new session about to begin it’s time for a fresh start and a chance for you to re-set your approach to university.  With more financial skin in the game than ever before, how can you make the most of your time at...

Why You Need To Break Up With Your Career

Breakups suck, there’s no denying it; whether you’ve been dumped, or have to end things when it just isn’t working out. But I’m here to tell you that as brutal as it can be, getting out of a bad relationship will always be worth your while. Despite all the tears and...

Your Life is a Mess but You’re Not a Failure

It’s the last day of the first week of January, and chance are those New Year’s resolutions are starting to wear a little thin. But even if it looks like your life is turning into a bit of a mess and everything’s feeling a bit too hectic, that doesn’t mean you’re...

How a Hobby Can Increase Your Hustle!

When I was a university student, I had a drab outlook on how I spent my time. I spent too long ‘studying’ ineffectively (refreshing Facebook … re-reading the same paragraph of my textbook … reloading Instagram), and when I wasn’t studying I would complain about how...

4 Tips from a Professional Time-Juggler

Over the last year I’ve gone from working full-time at Careers, to having a baby and working as a full-time mom and, more recently, returning to work and trying to juggle everything in-between. Whether you are a uni student, parent, full-time worker, part-time worker,...

4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Career from the Beach

It can be hard to get motivated to start working on your career skills when the sun is shining down outside and the beach is calling your name. But lucky for you, using your summer to work on your employability doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think – and...

Make 2019 Your Career Year

We’ve all been there: starting the New Year bright-eyed and on a mission to get fit and eat healthier. But by mid-February, you’ve found yourself parked on the couch, three hours deep into a Netflix binge session with a family-size bag of chips in hand. Or perhaps you...

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Career This Christmas

Tis the season of giving, so why not take the opportunity to give something back to your career this Christmas? Ensuring your career is healthy and successful takes more than just skill building, experience, and hard work. It also means looking after your mental...

The ‘Know’s of Job Hunting

Job hunting.  It’s not an activity that many take up as recreation.  In fact, say the words and you’re met with scrunched noses and silent cringes.  While it’s never going to take out #1 spot in the Top 5 Ultimate Fun Things To Do, it doesn’t have to be painful. ...

5 Reasons Christmas is a Great Time for a Job Search

It may not feel like it, but the end of the year is actually a great time to start looking for a job. Whether it’s a change in career, a chance to gain new experience, or taking your first foray into the working world, December is a good time to get stuck in and...

Career Success: It’s All Down to Timing

Last week Caitlin Kunkel (@KunkelTron) posted a Twitter thread that populated the trending page for its fifteen minutes of fame. In it, she told the story of how she started her career at 22, looking at graduate schools for writing while she was teaching English in...

Key Ingredient in Maximising Your Productivity

Productivity in the workplace is extremely important. The quantity and quality of our contribution to the organisations we work for, the companies we run, and/or the clients we do business with, are two of the most important factors in establishing career success....

How Mentorship Can Fuel Your Career Journey

Career journeys: we’ve all heard about our career journeys or pathways, but the reality is we don’t normally realise when we’re actually on one until we spend the time thinking back on how we got to where we are. For me, I’ve come to realise that I wouldn’t be where I...

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