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How to write a stand out cover letter

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 landing...

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...

3 Ways to Include Study Abroad on Your Resume

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 Easy Ways to Get Your Job Application Seen by Recruiters

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...

Give Yourself a Fresh Start

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...

Breaking Down the Cover Letter

Breaking Down the Cover Letter

Whenever you’re applying for a job, it’s important you write a tailored cover letter that’s specific to the role you’re applying for. Gone are the days of cookie cutter cover letters that you can trot out every time a new job rolls around – this thing needs to be...

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...

Try Something New: Resume Inspo For The End of 2017

Try Something New: Resume Inspo For The End of 2017

When you think ‘resume’ what words come to mind? Now I could be wrong, but I’m going to guess that the first words you think of aren’t always going to be things like ‘fun’, ‘exciting’, ‘colourful’, or ‘cool’.Well everyone, I’m here to let you know that resumes can not...

Why Every Student NEEDS A Portfolio

Why Every Student NEEDS A Portfolio

No matter what you’re studying, it’s important to have a portfolio. A portfolio gives you the opportunity to showcase your best work, build your personal brand, and develop personal awareness. You can use your portfolio as a tool during job interviews to really sell...

Want To Be Recognised By Your Industry? Here’s How

Want To Be Recognised By Your Industry? Here’s How

After being bought by Microsoft at the end of last year, LinkedIn is seeing an increase in popularity amongst businesses. “That’s all well and good,” I hear you say (implicit eye-roll included), “but how is that helpful to me?” Well, as a university student who is...

Resumes: Writing Your Employment History

Resumes: Writing Your Employment History

When it comes to resumes, the employment history section often trips people up. How far back should you go? What roles should you mention? Does formatting even matter that much? How many details should you include? With so many questions circling the topic, we thought...

Cover Letters and Love Letters

Cover Letters and Love Letters

Cover letters and love letters have more in common then you may think. I hear many people in the recruitment industry argue that the cover letter is now ‘dead’.  Having worked in the industry, I can understand why some might agree with that statement. A typical...

Building a Creative Portfolio When You Have No Experience

Building a Creative Portfolio When You Have No Experience

Depending on the creative industry you’re trying to get into, creating a portfolio when you don’t have any paid experience may seem nigh impossible. Whether you want to be a writer, designer, or pretty much any sort of creative specialist, having a portfolio is...

What is a Pain Letter and Should You Write One?

What is a Pain Letter and Should You Write One?

Ever heard of a Pain Letter? No? Well, me neither. Regardless, Liz Ryan has claimed (in an article she wrote for Forbes), that a Pain Letter is going to replace the traditional Cover Letter. So, what is a Pain Letter? According to Ryan: The document is called a Pain...

12 Resume Blunders Recruiters Hate

12 Resume Blunders Recruiters Hate

Regardless of the type of job you’re applying for, you’re going to need an up-to-date resume. But with the huge amount of advice out there, it can be hard to figure out the do’s and don’ts of resume writing. With it being so easy to make a misstep, or rely on outdated...

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