The year has barely begun to turn yellow an autumnal and already so much has happened. This is no longer a new year blog! In the wake of recent tragic events in Aotearoa, it is hard to focus. However in a way, planning for another year of career seminars and events, is a good opportunity […]
You need to really prove to employers that you want the job you’re interviewing for. A basic motivation for the role, an interest in the company, and some prior knowledge about the industry is essential. Of course you want it – you applied after all! But how do you prove it?
With only a few weeks left until the study and exam period, you might be starting to get a little overwhelmed with life. Lectures, tutorials, assignments, extra curricular activities, a social life, season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race… The list of essentials goes on! But what happens when exams are over and you’ve got your […]
Most of us think that we are way to young to retire even if we are that age. Life’s like that.If you are newly graduated, it seems like an eon away. I’m thinking about retirement because our Manager of Careers and Employment, Liz Medford did in fact do just that after 31 years of growing our […]
Have you been to an interview recently? Were you asked what your strengths and weaknesses are? Did you feel you answered the ‘weakness’ question well? Or is it something you would like to work on? I came across an article in Forbes by Liz Ryan discussing this exact topic. When I am preparing for an […]
I’m tired of reading career-related blogs about New Year resolutions. They tend to be accompanied by stock pictures of fist-pumping, high-fiving, fresh-faced young people in power suits who are clearly passionate about working in their glassy corner office on the 130th floor in downtown Manhattan. More realistic would be a picture of someone sunburnt and […]
This was the fourth most popular question asked of our Humanities and Social Science graduates at the August Careers in Focus session. Based on our graduates’ stories it comes back to that old chestnut, “it depends”. Sorry to whip that out again so soon. But how long it takes to land the job that “relates” […]