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.

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 […]

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 […]

“Don’t worry if your first job isn’t where you want to be – the important thing is to start somewhere” Starting with such sound advice, this article from the Guardian goes on to identify five tips for people entering the workforce: Get as much work experience as possible Keep an open mind when it comes to […]

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 […]

Yesterday afternoon I was delighted to be involved in the signing of a partnership agreement between Victoria University’s Disability Support and Careers and Employment, and Workbridge. Aligned with Victoria’s employability strategy, this Partnership Agreement demonstrates our strong commitment to work together to increase opportunities for relevant, meaningful employment for current and recently graduated students with […]

Email etiquette is tricky. How do you know if you’re being annoying? When do you reply and when do you hit delete? Did that last exclamation mark make you sound overly enthusiastic? As a student entering the workforce with little email experience, it can be hard to establish the dos and don’ts of emailing. To […]

“I should have started the preparation for applications sooner” says Josh, one of many students I have recently seen rushing and stressing at the last minute to get in graduate job, summer intern or scholarship applications. They didn’t realise how much time it would take. Luckily at least they were using their University careers service […]

You will have heard the saying ‘It’s not what you know, but who you know’ that gets you a foot in the door. This was certainly true when I started out after completing my BA at Victoria. Having a flatmate with a job in a recruitment agency, who told me about their need for a […]

You’ve probably read articles and blogs proclaiming the demise of the CV, but as Mark Twain said in response to a similar announcements in relation to himself, “reports of my death are greatly exaggerated!” As a Career Consultant I do what I can to dismiss this persistent rumour, but what’s the story behind this claim? […]