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To intern or not to intern: is this internship right for you?

While undertaking an internship is pretty vital to your career success, deciding which ones to apply for can be a bit confusing. To help you decide whether an internship opportunity is right for you, here’s a quick and easy checklist to help you decide! Plus, if...

Summer Internships and why you should do one

With the impending arrival of summer, much of your semester will be coming to an end and exams are slowly wrapping up. If you’d rather not sleep the days away, escape the Australian heat and invest some time in your career this summer! Whilst you may be looking,...

How to write a stand out cover letter

“I love writing cover letters.” Said no one, ever. Most people don’t want to write a cover letter, and if they aren’t specifically asked for then very few people will do it. However, if you know how to use it the cover letter can become your secret weapon in...

I took the road less travelled, but did it make a difference?

Navigating your career can be as difficult as finding your way through some of the world’s largest super highways (just google ‘Spaghetti Junction’). One minute you’re on a straight trajectory for ultimate success, and the next you are standing at the crossroads of...

What is a portfolio & why do I need one?

You’re on CareerHub, looking at a job at your dream company that seems perfect for you, and you’re about to hit that ‘apply now’ button but something stops you. You see the word ‘portfolio’ included as part of the application process, but you’ve never put together...

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Taking care of yourself at work

Taking care of yourself at work

Chances are that at some point in your career your work environment is going to change. You could be moving from an active job in hospitality or retail, to your first ever office role. You could go from making your own schedule as a freelancer, to being expected to...

How Finding a Job is Like Buying a House

How Finding a Job is Like Buying a House

Changing jobs and moving house is up there amongst the top 10 most stressful life events. Having spent the past few months searching for and eventually buying a new house, it was apparent how similar the process and the emotions can be. There are disappointments,...

3 Tips for Recent Grads on Getting into Non-Profit

3 Tips for Recent Grads on Getting into Non-Profit

You’ve just graduated from uni and a fine graduation robe now hangs in the wardrobe.Unlike your peers, you don’t feel like toiling for a pay-check in one of those Fortune 500 corporations. You want to do something meaningful for the world and give back to the...

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...

Round the Office Chats

Round the Office Chats

I'm finding it more and more difficult to end conversations with colleagues these days. Why? Because conversations, and I mean physical in person conversations, are becoming obsolete in the workplace. So when it comes time to have a chat I often find it difficult to...

4 Side Hustles That Can Make You a Full-Time Income

4 Side Hustles That Can Make You a Full-Time Income

If you’re a student, you might be looking for some side hustles to boost your spending power or to kickstart your career. There are a bunch of different options like Uber and Fiverr, but not all platforms can give you a reliable source of income. You’re better off...

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...

Should You Do Postgraduate Studies?

Should You Do Postgraduate Studies?

I recently decided to go back to university to study a master’s degree, more than ten years after finishing my undergraduate degree. Scary, I know! This was a difficult decision to make because there are no guarantees that this is the right thing to do. I struggled...

How to Say Goodbye to Your Office Family

How to Say Goodbye to Your Office Family

We’ve all heard stories about leaving toxic work environments before. After suffering for eons in a place that doesn’t appreciate you, you finally head for greener pastures. The birds are all singing, the sun is shining, and small children seem to be celebrating on...

4 Tips to Polish Off Your Design Career

4 Tips to Polish Off Your Design Career

1. Clean up your portfolioDoes your online portfolio have work that’s now creeping up to the 5 years old mark? If yes, it’s time to dust off those cobwebs and let go of any outdated and irrelevant work that may be lingering in the deep dark depths of your portfolio....

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...

Embrace Your Incompetence

Embrace Your Incompetence

You can’t be great at everything. None of us can. But the question is: what are you going to do about it? Assuming that you’re in a position where you’re ‘consciously incompetent’ (refer to the Conscious Competence Theory), there are a few different ways you might...

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...

How Sleep Deprivation Could Ruin Your Career

How Sleep Deprivation Could Ruin Your Career

With semester getting hectic, it’s easy to sacrifice sleep in favor of finishing that list minute assignment, or bingeing Dead to Me on Netflix. But a lack of sleep can actually have a huge impact on your daily life, and getting into the habit of subsisting on less...

Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero

Picture this: it’s a Wednesday morning, and you’ve just logged on to your computer at work. You have your coffee in hand, and you are ready to tackle the day. You open up Outlook and all of a sudden your computer starts to move at snail speed as your inbox loads....

4 Everyday Habits to Build in Your 20s to Help Your Career

4 Everyday Habits to Build in Your 20s to Help Your Career

Your 20s are often a time of change as you grow into adulthood, but there are some things you can do now that will stay with you for the rest of your life (and career). One such habit, is brought to you from the tiny friend who went viral back in March for his skills...

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...

Why Samwell Tarly Would Be the Best Work Bae

Why Samwell Tarly Would Be the Best Work Bae

Everyone knows that you’re actually more productive with a quality work bae, and the first episode of season 8 of Game of Thrones saw Sam coming in hot with some of the more desirable traits you should be looking out for.So, without further ado, here are 4 top notch...

How to Sweeten the Deal: Chocolatey Career Advice

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)

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...

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