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? […]

When I first started working at Victoria University in the immensely interesting Antarctic Research Centre (ARC), I was asked to take minutes at a monthly meeting. An hour later and hopelessly confused by no fewer than 22 acronyms and initialisms including the likes of ANDRILL, IODP, SDO, RICE, ENSO, MIS and VUWAE, I needed help. […]

Do you understand what employers are looking for? Are you a student with a part-time job or a recent graduate in a new job who perhaps feels a ‘disconnect’ between the expectations of your manager and your expectations? Global organisation PayScale has just released an in-depth study of employers asking them how prepared they feel […]