UTS Careers Blog

Crystals for your Career

Crystals – what could these shiny, pretty rocks possibly have to do with your career? Before we begin, let me start by saying that although crystals have proved helpful to me throughout my career by helping me remain mindful and focused, it’s a personal preference and...

How a Careers Event Led to a Job: An Interview with Art Honeysett

We sat down with Art Honeysett winner of the 2018 Law Interview Challenge top prize, a micro-internship with Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers. Art reflects on the career-shaping experience as his mirco-internship lead to a paralegal role.      So tell us a little...

4 Skills Most Recruiters Look For (and How You Can Build Them at Uni)

Some skills are always in vogue, and being able to cultivate them while you study is a great way to start building your employability for when you get stuck in to that job search. Some of the most requested skills employers are looking for include: teamwork ability,...

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...

Top 5 Soft Skills Needed to Help You Land Your Graduate Role

It’s that time of year again when many employers are opening their graduate programs for 2020!  With some companies reporting to receive anything between 10,000 to 20,000 applications for under a 1000 graduate roles, having excellent academic results simply isn’t...

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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...

What are the Benefits of Interning with a Startup?

By UTS Innovation & Entrepreneurship UnitStudying at university isn’t just about the knowledge you learn in the classroom and making sure you graduate with that valuable piece of paper, it’s also about making sure you’re learning the essential skills for the...

Career Lessons Learned from Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians has become a cultural phenomenon and I for one am jumping aboard this Crazy Rich Asian hype train. For a rom-com, this movie had a surprising amount of takeaway messages. As a ’Crazy non-rich Asian’ myself, I feel like I am 66.6% qualified to...

Is The Future of Work Full-time?

Yes? Carry on then. Nothing to read here.   No? Okay, so what?   I have no idea. So let’s set people up on how to deal with the ambiguity. It’s a hot topic that makes the rounds. Most articles talk about robots and technology automating a number of administrative...

How to Get a Job with Basically No Experience

It’s a time old problem: you need experience to get a job, but you need a job so you can get experience in the first place. And there seems no end to the ridiculous amount of previous work experience employers expect for roles that, in themselves, offer on-the-ground...

How to Make Your Workspace Work for You

Whether you work (or study) from home, or have an assigned desk at work, it’s important to make your workspace your own. Personalising your space can increase productivity, and help prompt ideas during brainstorming sessions – so really, there’s no excuse not to! Here...

Do You Have Career Envy?

It’s that uncomfortable feeling of desiring something that someone else has; a resentful longing, an emotion that we associate with a destructive green-eyed monster. It’s something we’ve learned we shouldn’t admit to. But envy is something we have all felt, and it has...

Put the ‘Care’ Back in Career in Time for R U OK? Day

R U OK? Day is this Thursday (13 September), and with it comes the reminder that, hey, you need to take care of your mental health – and pay attention to the people in your life when they may be struggling. Your career can be a big stressor, and when times get tough...

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...

Using the Subject Outline to Your Career Advantage

In conversation with Careers Consultant Claudia Cowell, we look into how the time you spend at university can be maximised to get you job-ready. Through Claudia’s experience in working with students in a one-on-one capacity, and liaising with recruiters, she makes the...

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