How to Research the Company You’re Applying to
Apr28

How to Research the Company You’re Applying to

By Alex Sloane Researching a company is one of the first steps to creating a tailored job application, but it can be difficult to know where to start. If you rush into research without a plan it can make it more stressful and you may end up looking something like this: It is especially difficult when you have a strict deadline. Even if applications are due tomorrow, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have time to research (and let’s be...

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Resumes: Writing Your Employment History
Apr24

Resumes: Writing Your Employment History

By Mia Casey 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 we’d provide some guidance and help you create an awesome resume! What to mention If you’ve had a lot of previous experience, it can be difficult to...

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Work Overseas: It’s ‘one of the most rewarding things you can do’
Apr21

Work Overseas: It’s ‘one of the most rewarding things you can do’

By Vikki Banks Why you should consider gaining work experience overseas Let me start off by asking you a question: how many of you tick the box for ‘Sydney CBD” as the preferred location when you are searching for a position on jobsites or LinkedIn? For those of you that are brave, you might even opt to include the eastern suburbs and the inner west, maybe even ‘all Sydney?’ Then let me ask you another question: what do you do if you...

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Kickstart Your Career
Apr19

Kickstart Your Career

By Fran Molloy (Article originally posted on Careers with STEM) From the far reaches of space to the coolest places on Earth, and from running a hackathon to starting up a billion-dollar business, computer science leads to some amazing careers. Technology is advancing rapidly, so how do you skill yourself up for a career that may not exist yet? Or prepare for the perfect job – one that blends your passions with the needs of a changing...

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Why a Career in Sales Might Be the Right Road for Recent Grads
Apr17

Why a Career in Sales Might Be the Right Road for Recent Grads

By Ricky Huang (Originally posted on HubSpot) If you recently graduated from college or university, you’ve probably been reminiscing on the good old days, saying farewell to friends, and catching your breath after non-stop graduation festivities. Then, the real world sunk in. As you begin contemplating your future, one of Robert Frost’s most famous lines of poetry may be top of mind: “Two roads diverged in a yellow...

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Why Everyone Should Have at Least One Terrible Job
Apr14

Why Everyone Should Have at Least One Terrible Job

By Julieanne O’Hara I’m starting my post with a disclaimer, I think I currently have the best job I love it, I enjoy 90% of the tasks I complete, every day I work with inspiring people, and I’m lucky to be in a role where I believe in the work we do.  But that hasn’t always been the case… in fact I’ve had some shocking experiences, but they have all played an important role in helping me grow in my career:  Lesson #1...

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Staying Agile
Apr12

Staying Agile

By Fran Molloy (Article originally posted on Postgraduate Futures) Jump-start a stellar career and build the perfect skillset by forging your industry links early. Let’s face it, taking on undergraduate and postgraduate studies can sound like a slog. But that investment could pay off big time through a rewarding career. The ultimate destination of most postgraduates is with industry. Australia’s 2014 Postgraduate Destinations survey...

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Why Even The Most ‘Pointless’ Work Experiences Are So Worthwhile
Apr10

Why Even The Most ‘Pointless’ Work Experiences Are So Worthwhile

By Sue Mehana Apart from your first email address, most people’s first job would be pretty embarrassing to publicly admit. Well, at least on your resume or in an important graduate-level job interview. As I came to the end of my Bachelor degree, I found myself dreading the idea of applying for graduate positions in the ‘real world’, as though my previous retail experiences were a fairy tale (What, no… I don’t have haunting,...

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The Power of Podcasts
Apr07

The Power of Podcasts

By Lisa Harrison   I love listening to podcasts. I listen to them on the bus, when I exercise and even when I’m just relaxing at home. I can’t get enough – the more I listen, the more I learn and feel inspired. At the beginning of 2015, I started a new job with an amazing company that really prioritises gender diversity and gender equality. I had the opportunity to recruit for a digital technology team and take part in...

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Are You Hired for Your Degree?  
Apr07

Are You Hired for Your Degree?  

By Chandani Tuladhar This topic may seem strange, and even when I mentioned it to a few of my colleagues they were surprised and wondered ‘What is Chandani writing about?’ If you really would like to know what I’m talking about, please go read on. A majority of the people in this modern era think they will get a job or start their business through having a good degree. What do you think? I wonder if people have the right answer for...

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What Are Soft Skills and Why Do You Need Them?
Apr03

What Are Soft Skills and Why Do You Need Them?

By Mia Casey 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 are these ‘soft skills’, does your industry require them, and how can you build yours? Soft skills definition Soft skills refer to the personal skills you...

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