5 Ways to Bulk Up Your Resume Before You Finish Uni
Jun29

5 Ways to Bulk Up Your Resume Before You Finish Uni

By Samara Dunn 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 very job. Look at me now – semi-professional blog writer and employed! The millennial dream. 1. Get involved in extra-curricular activities on campus...

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‘Thank You’: How It Can Transform Your Career
Jun25

‘Thank You’: How It Can Transform Your Career

By Mia Casey When you’re a kid you’re usually taught to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ every time you either want something or someone has done something nice for you. But as you get older, and when it comes to incorporating this kind of politeness into your career, it can actually be more difficult than you’d imagine. How do you say thank you after leaving an interview? Or when someone’s asked if you’d like to do freelance work, but...

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Those Interview Questions We All Hate and How to Handle Them
Jun22

Those Interview Questions We All Hate and How to Handle Them

By Cerys Rogers If you’ve made it to the face-to-face interview stage, congratulations! But now for the hard part… the interview. Interview processes have gone through some major changes over the last ten years and some employers now adopt a more informal approach to interviews and assessment. Innovative organisations like the Attlassians and Googles of the world have been behind some of these changes, but some of the old rules...

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4 Things You Can Learn From Aggretsuko About Nailing Your Career
Jun18

4 Things You Can Learn From Aggretsuko About Nailing Your Career

By Mia Casey If you’ve never felt a deep and spiritual connection to a 25-year-old, single, Scorpio, blood type A, red panda then you’ve obviously never watched Aggretsuko. Centered around Retsuko (said red panda), the Netflix show follows her as she struggles with the demands of her job in the accounting department of a Japanese trading firm. From disrespectful bosses and annoying co-workers, to her work friends and addiction to...

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How to Prepare for Success: Expert Advice on the Future of Work
Jun15

How to Prepare for Success: Expert Advice on the Future of Work

By Mia Casey Guys, I’ve got something to tell you: you know the future of work? It’s here. It’s actually happening right now, while you’re sipping at your perpetually full cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate to stave off the well-and-truly-here winter weather, and struggling through that essay or shuffling through your exam notes as Netflix summons from the other room. How do I know it’s here? Well just last week UTS held a panel event to...

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Start Building Your Portfolio: A Chat with Vivid 2018’s Lester Chan
Jun11

Start Building Your Portfolio: A Chat with Vivid 2018’s Lester Chan

By Mia Casey (feat. Lester Chan) When you’re studying it can feel like assignments, exams, lectures, and having a social life (or at least some semblance of one) can take up every free waking hour, so the thought of taking on more work may feel a little daunting. But the best time to take on work and start building your portfolio is actually while you’re studying. This doesn’t have to be during the semester – a lot of organisations...

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How great would it be if we had an UNDO button IRL?
Jun08

How great would it be if we had an UNDO button IRL?

By Chandani Tuladhar  I actually think it would be awesome if we could have an “undo” button in real life, so I could re-do some of the things I missed or ignored when I was a student. I guess many people would feel the same way – when you are my age, you’ve finished your degree a few years back and have been working for a company, and you realised you missed many things during your student life. I wish I could go back and fix...

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4 Signs You Have Impostor Syndrome, and How to Overcome it
Jun04

4 Signs You Have Impostor Syndrome, and How to Overcome it

By Mia Casey Ever feel like your success is somehow a fluke? That everyone around you is smarter and more successful? Are you just waiting for the other shoe to drop and for your boss or tutor to pull you aside and ask you to leave? Well hi, that’s called ‘Impostor Syndrome’. Impostor Syndrome can effect pretty much anyone, but is especially prominent in high achievers, perfectionists, and workaholics. This feeling that you don’t...

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Discussion Topics and Questions to Ask a Mentor
Jun01

Discussion Topics and Questions to Ask a Mentor

By Steph Rogers Have you thought about seeking out a mentor? Ever feel like you can’t solve a problem when you’re too close to the source? A mentor is a great third-party resource! Asking family, friends and peers for advice can be helpful, but a mentor is likely to give you an entirely different perspective from anyone who knows you personally. They can provide outside advice from a professional perspective, which may help you see...

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