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 […]

When it comes to attitudes around workplace diversity, millennials have it sorted. A recent survey by Weber Shandwick and the Institute for Public Relations asked more than 1,000 U.S. adults their perceptions about diversity and inclusion. One of the standout findings was that millennials are more tuned-in to diversity issues at work and more likely […]

I’ve had a few interesting experiences recently where I’ve found myself comparing what happens to students now vs. what I experienced at the same age. I’m the grand ‘old’ age of 37 which isn’t ancient but I’m obviously a few years on compared to the 18 – 21 year olds I commonly sit down with […]

We have just come to the end of a really great series of Careers in Focus seminars, held jointly with the Victoria University of Wellington Law Students’ Society and the Faculty of Law. We looked at all those *other* things you can do with your Law degree, from working in small to medium-sized firms, the […]

In several previous posts I have mentioned some of the technical developments that are changing the recruitment landscape for both candidates and recruiters. In the labour market and recruitment domains, it is creating new jobs, valuing new capabilities and skill sets and making possible the emergence of a range of recruitment and selection tools such […]

I loved going to University. I felt like I was a ‘proper adult’ having finally left school and I was completely confident that all it would take for me to be successful in my working life was a degree. Because that’s what everyone told me. It certainly helped, however, I soon found out that a […]

I’ve noticed in our monthly stats that an old etiquette blog I wrote continues to get views so I thought I’d mention an etiquette topic that not every student will encounter during their time at university: working in the open plan office. Since my first office job I’ve always worked in an open plan office ranging anywhere from two […]

There is no getting away from it – the best jobs most often come from word-of-mouth. By word-of-mouth, I don’t necessarily mean from close friends or family, it can come from colleagues, lecturers, tutors, the corner dairy owner, ministers, shop assistants, friends of friends, people you might meet at a conference, a social event, even […]

With competition for jobs high and employers looking for work experience, the demand for internships is increasing all the time. Whilst many of these internships are paid, we are seeing a growth in the number of unpaid internships being offered. Internships are not defined in the Employment Relations Act and unpaid interns are considered volunteers […]

I watched a UK TV show last week called ‘This Time Next Year’ which has people wanting to achieve a goal within a year such as losing weight, having a baby, starting a professional sport and more. It was fascinating to watch them come on then a few minutes later have them come back to […]