By Mia Casey
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 all of the stellar advice we’ve published this year – so here’s your go-to list of must-read articles to help cap off the year!
Professional Development Advice
Personal branding is a must if you want to make a name for yourself in today’s employment world. And who does personal branding better than Rihanna? Check out this post for an in-depth break down of how Rihanna can teach you to develop your personal brand.
FOMO gets us all down sometimes, but it can be particularly difficult when everyone around you seems to be getting awesome jobs and internships and you feel like you’re just getting by. This post gives you 3 easy ways to get over that feeling, and get back to being your amazing self!
It’s always a good idea to be on the look out for the next ‘big thing’ in your industry – and when the next ‘big thing’ is robots, you better keep an eye out! With AI and automation growing at such a quick rate, this post tells you which industries are most susceptible to the inevitable robot take over.
Job Application Advice
There’s nothing worse than sending off a poorly written cover letter that doesn’t directly relate to the job you’re applying for. We tell you how you can not only write a great cover letter, but also how to address the selection criteria the way employers want you to. And there are memes, which is always a bonus.
Knowing how to talk about your experience in a resume can be difficult, especially if you are trying to tailor it to apply for a specific job. If you want to know how to format your resume, what language to use, and which topics you should talk about, check out this post.
Job applications don’t have to be all doom and gloom – they can actually be pretty gosh darn good looking! Check out this post for new design ideas to make your resume standout from the rest.
Internships can seem daunting, and landing your first one always seems like a huge step into adult life. Isaac gives us his advice on how to get internship-ready and up your skills so employers are looking your way when you next apply!
Our Graphic Designer, Kat, gives you her top tips on how to get the most out of your internship – complete with super cute illustrations!
If you’ve never had an internship, then this post is for you. I had a chat with Helena, one of our awesome Career Consultants, as she gave her advice on internships, drawing on her own experiences.
The age old adage ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’, has never been more true, and Candy is here to help you get ahead in this networking-centric world (even if you’re an introvert)!
You may not know it, but there are subtle and subconscious signals you put out when meeting new people. In this post, we break it down for you so you have the inside scoop on how to best impress your future employer!
Networking gets a bad rap, but there’s nothing quite like having an awesome community of colleagues and friends who are as stoked about your industry as you are. Check out this blog post about why you should give networking a shot, even if it’s the last thing you want to do.
Dara talks us through the steps you should take prior to a job interview to ensure you can give it your best! Everything from research, to outfit planning, this post breaks down everything you need to know to be prepared.
Some interviews can be more stressful than others, and then there are those that are just downright uncomfortable. This post helps you discover what employers can and can’t ask you in an interview, while give you tips on how to move on from any particularly awkward questions.
Interviews have moved beyond a phone call or face-to-face meeting, and now often involve video software. How can you make sure you totally ace a video interview? Matt gives us his advice.
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