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How to respectfully approach January 26 at work 

January 26 is more than just a public holiday for a lot of Australians. It’s a chance to recognise the long history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ custodianship of our country’s land and knowledge, celebrate the longest continuing culture on earth,...

Great, high-paying jobs for recent graduates

As you prepare to graduate from uni, you probably have a lot of debt from HECS or student loans. You do not have to let this debt weigh you down financially, however.Instead, while chipping away at your HECS, you could research a possible student loan refinance. You...

Social media hacks to start and progress your career

Social media is an unavoidable part of life these days, including in the professional sphere. Us Aussies are some of the most active social media users worldwide, with 60% of us active Facebook users. Instagram and LinkedIn are next up, taking out number three and...

5 ways to show your boss you have impressive initiative

Do you want your boss to see you as a rising star? Are you interested in doing more and growing within your industry? Then show some initiative. The go-getters of the sector have passion, enthusiasm and drive, ready to tackle significant projects and dig into tasks...

If you sparkle I sparkle: the benefits of celebrating others’ success

I’ve always struggled with comparing myself to the people around me. In school, I was constantly concerned I wasn’t smart enough, sporty enough, a good enough friend – in large part due to the fact I saw my classmates absolutely killing it in each of those categories....

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The rise of remote working: how to do it right

The rise of remote working: how to do it right

More university graduates are going straight into remote work roles than ever before. In fact, 41% of Australians now work remotely.David Zago, head of the ABS Head of Household surveys, has stated:“...most Australians expect work from home arrangement to continue...

The future of work in 2022 – what the experts think

The future of work in 2022 – what the experts think

There’s no way around it – 2021 was a weird year for work. With different lockdowns around the country and world, businesses and employees alike had to change their processes, many adopting hybrid ways of working.So where does that leave us? As we wrap up another...

How to make lemonade out of the lemon that was 2021

How to make lemonade out of the lemon that was 2021

As we look back on the year (or two) that was, it’s easy to go down that negative path of regret and frustration about what could have been.Perhaps you didn’t have the thriving social life that you hoped for on campus. Maybe you barely stepped into a lecture theatre...

Graduating and starting a law career in COVID

Graduating and starting a law career in COVID

I’m lucky to be a graduate lawyer at prominent LGBT law firm, Dowson Turco Lawyers. My career at the firm has been dynamic and started off while I was completing a Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Law at UTS. I have been at the firm for more than four...

5 industry blogs to add to your reading list

5 industry blogs to add to your reading list

Where do you get your info about professional development, insights into your industry, or just general career tips? Many of us go to trusted places like friends, family, and mentors for advice like this, but that doesn’t take into account the hard-won knowledge of...

How to take a sick day

How to take a sick day

When you are feeling unwell, taking a day off early into your career can be a worrying time. Here are some tips to ensure you look after yourself and your responsibilities too.Before you need to take sick leave, it’s helpful to know in advance some basics about your...

The secrets to landing a graduate job

The secrets to landing a graduate job

Uni can be hard, but graduating might be even harder.You’ve studied for three or more years, got your last assignments in, and said goodbye to your tutors. Success! But now you’ve got to enter the real world. Even worse - the world of work 😱And that’s where graduate...

All I want for Christmas is…work experience!

All I want for Christmas is…work experience!

With Christmas only a few months away, it’s time for Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey to start popping up on your “for you” page. It’s also time to start applying for “Christmas casual” or seasonal jobs to make the most of the university break by adding work experience...

Securing a cadetship in construction

Securing a cadetship in construction

UTS Careers are regularly approached by Construction Project Management students who are eager to get some advice and support on how to secure a cadetship. All students undertaking an undergraduate degree in Construction Project Management are required to complete a...

Make mentorship a part of every interaction

Make mentorship a part of every interaction

The word ‘mentor’ has a bit of stigma to it. It sounds formal. It sounds like a lot of work. It’s perceived to be something that only ‘keen beans’ set up when they want a promotion. My experience suggests that you should not overcook it and just use every interaction...

How to test-drive a potential career

How to test-drive a potential career

When you’re buying a new car, there are so many options to choose from. What kind of vehicle suits your lifestyle? Which makes and models have the features you’re looking for? You’ll likely spend some time researching, narrowing down a list of favourites, then taking...

Creativity and your career: job search perks

Creativity and your career: job search perks

Summer is almost here, which means you’ll have freedom to be as creative as you like in the company of others! Why not use this time to create a piece of work that sings true to your interests and what you value?Create something that inspires you to really lean into...

Recharge and reset: self-care in lockdown

Recharge and reset: self-care in lockdown

If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a million times: lockdown is the worst.Between worry about the state of the world, feeling a lack of connection, missing loved ones, and looking after your health – you’ve got a lot on your plate!That’s why self-care is so...

5 common job-hunting mistakes and how to avoid them

5 common job-hunting mistakes and how to avoid them

Regardless of what you study or what you want to do as a career, the one thing we all have in common is that at some point in our life we will need to search and apply for jobs.This unavoidable aspect of adult life can be intimating, especially when you’re first...