Resumes and Cover Letters

How to stand out: applying to a law firm

How to stand out: applying to a law firm

Crafting the perfect resume can be difficult, particularly when trying to tailor it to your ideal role. With each field looking for different things from their candidates, it’s important you understand how to best present your skills to suit your industry.Sally Layson...

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 If yes, it’s time to dust off those cobwebs and let go of any outdated and irrelevant work that may be lingering in the deep dark depths of your portfolio....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...

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...

The ‘Know’s of Job Hunting

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. ...

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...

5 Ways to Bulk Up Your Resume Before You Finish Uni

5 Ways to Bulk Up Your Resume Before You Finish Uni

Have you ever sat down to apply for a role and realised that your resume is as empty as it was when you were 15-years-old and applying for your first job? Yeah, me too. These are some of the things I did in my final year of university that probably helped me get this...

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...

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