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” […]

Have you been in your current job for a while? Do you feel you would like more responsibility? Do you want to challenge or stretch yourself a little further? Do you see an opportunity for a promotion that you would like to put your hand up for? I read an article by Jim Morris in The Muse, […]

Victoria University’s Career and Employment has been named the 2017 Best Careers Service at the New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) Industry Awards.

The second in our series – Top career questions asked by students is that big question common to many, if not most, students and grads (and people with experience, believe me) – What if I don’t have experience that is relevant to the job? What if I am just starting out, or changing careers – will […]

In our Job Search workshop this week someone asked me how I stay motivated when trying to find a job. People often underestimate how tough and long the job hunt can be. While it’s entirely possible to find a job easily (and before you even graduate) this isn’t always the case. Figures vary from year […]

Liz Ryan has worked in HR since 1980, is the author of “Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve” and is a contributor to Forbes.com and LinkedIn. She’s written an article titled “Ten things I look for in a job candidate”. Here’s an abbreviated version of her […]

As the second half of the academic year draws to a close you notice blossom on the trees, warmer days and lighter evenings. Friends invite you for a walk on the waterfront or to kick a ball on the field. Then the conversation turns to what are you doing over the summer. If you haven’t […]

Can’t I just focus on getting through my degree before I start thinking about a job!?

Well… no. Not if you want a graduate job.

This is the first in the series Top career questions asked by students: questions collected from you, actual students, for our panel at the Careers in Focus event in August. The answer is: It depends. Sorry, that’s probably not want you want to hear. It’s just that there are a lot of variables to finding […]

Last month, at our Careers in Focus session we tried out the GoSoapbox app, where we wanted to hear direct from students the top questions to ask a panel of five really interesting Humanities and Social Sciences graduates. How GoSoapbox works is, instead of putting up your hand and asking a question, which not everyone […]