Skill Building Postgraduate

Embarrassing Workplace Mess-Ups and How to Move on Like a Champ

Embarrassing Workplace Mess-Ups and How to Move on Like a Champ

We’ve all been there: you’re working your part-time job, someone approaches the cash register, and instead of saying the usual: “Hey, how are you today?” or “Hi, just over here thanks!” you say something wild like “Hey, how are you here today?” Which will then, of...

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...

How To Keep Your Badass Vibe While Meeting Employers

How To Keep Your Badass Vibe While Meeting Employers

In the past, people were able to land amazing jobs without a university degree. This has changed, and now having a bachelor’s degree is almost standard. This creates a strange generational divide where university is largely normalized amongst younger generations (at...

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...

Avoid Career Free-Fall and Land That First Internship

Avoid Career Free-Fall and Land That First Internship

First year was a whirl, second year was a party, and suddenly you realise you’re up to your last year and the word ‘career’ is so dang foreign to you. You’ve adopted a jealousy for those go-getter types who’ve been climbing the career ladder since their fetus days in...

Social Media and Employment: The Key to Curation

Social Media and Employment: The Key to Curation

It’s the usual story: you meet someone you think is ‘totes-amazeballs-awesome’ and want to know more about them. You want to get in touch, so you check if they’re on social media. They are. Woohoo! Not only can you get in touch, you can get a better idea of them (you...

How to Up Your Presentation Skills

How to Up Your Presentation Skills

‘Presentations are FUN!! I wish I was constantly given random topics to present on in front of hundreds of people. All the time. Please let me present more!’ Said no-one ever. Presenting in front of a crowd can be challenging, and if you’re new to the world of uni,...

My Top 7 Tips for Winning a Vacationer Program

My Top 7 Tips for Winning a Vacationer Program

Every year, the gloves come off and the SHL testing comes out – last year was no different. During my seemingly unwinnable quest to land a vacationer program, I noticed how little content there was on this topic for young Australian adults. I would read pages and...

Positive Psychology in the Workplace

Positive Psychology in the Workplace

Of all the soft skills you’ll likely accumulate in your lifetime, teamwork is one of the most important. It often incorporates several other transferable skills, including interpersonal communication, time management, delegation, and emotional intelligence skills. One...

Living and Working Abroad: The London Life

Living and Working Abroad: The London Life

All throughout my latter years in high school and university, I dreamt of travelling Europe and the UK. I couldn’t wait to throw on my (huge) backpack and create memories on the other side of the world. The idea of not knowing who I would meet, where I would work or...

What Are Soft Skills and Why Do You Need Them?

What Are Soft Skills and Why Do You Need Them?

If you’ve been in the job search realm for a while, you’ve probably stumbled across the phrase ‘soft skills’. It’s a term that’s bandied about quite regularly, and can include a wide variety of skills and attributes that employers look for in their employees. So what...

Top 5 Things You Can Do At Uni to Get Work-Ready!

Top 5 Things You Can Do At Uni to Get Work-Ready!

From the UTS Careers Career Programs Team Hey you! The student over there thinking you have all the time in the world to look for a job after you finish your degree: our advice to you would be to start NOW. The earlier you start thinking about getting work-ready, the...

Top Ten Tips for Mastering Your Elevator Pitch

Top Ten Tips for Mastering Your Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a short (usually a minute or less) speech that draws people in and tells them about your work, your goals, and your interests. An elevator pitch is vital if you’re attending any sort of networking or industry event, but it is good to have one...

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