Have you ever been to a party and someone asks ‘What do you do’?  In New Zealand, it is usually the next thing someone asks after you have introduced yourself! How do you feel you handle this question?  Do you feel you have your elevator pitch primed and ready to go? An article by Amanda […]

Are you good at networking? Do you approach people at events? Do you only stick to people you know? Do you avoid talking to new people where you can help it? I was reading an article on Stuff this month called New Zealanders don’t mingle well at parties. Why? Even though the article was based around […]

Is your LinkedIn profile different to your CV?  Is your profile ‘living’ or is it static? An article by Ms Career Girl takes a look at how we can utilise our LinkedIn profile more effectively, without recycling what is written in our CVs. They make some really great points, so next time you are on […]

We have our Campus Expo and ICT Expo coming up in May. Campus Expo – Thursday 11th May, 11am-2pm ICT Expo – Friday 12th May, 12-2pm This is a great opportunity to network and make an impression with a potential new employer! These previous blogs can help you make the most of this face to face […]

Volunteering overseas isn’t just altruistic – it can be a powerful way to advance your career. Feeling a burning desire to do some good in the world? The opportunities for volunteering overseas are plentiful these days, and the rewards can be huge. But if you consider your options carefully, a volunteer experience can be more […]

Have you ever wanted to do Outward Bound?  Did you think your opportunity had past?  Well…. I have good news for you!  Opportunities are abound! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Outward Bound, it is located in the Marlborough Sounds, and it offers a programme of outdoor adventure courses which are all about […]

Do you know what makes you happy?  Do you know what brings joy to your life? Happiness can come from anywhere: getting an interview for a job, travelling overseas, volunteering, starting a relationship, recovering from ill health, relaxing with a good book, meeting up with friends, scoring that ultimate job, even getting likes on Facebook! […]