Woman and man in Zoom conversation

Over the last few months the Careers and Employment team converted a busy schedule of on-campus employer events to digital format. As we enter T2, we’re very excited to be offering on-campus events again, including sessions from Deloitte, GovTech and Oranga Tamariki. However, webinars are here to stay, and employers will also be engaging via this medium going forward. Since we got a crash course in digital networking, and observed many of […]

Employers expect that in your application for a position with them, you demonstrate that your writing is grammatically correct and clear, and that you provide specific evidence that you meet their requirements.   As a Career Consultant in the Careers and Employment team, I see frequent examples of poor grammar in CVs, cover letters, application […]

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?

Sun shining through clouds at the end of a wintry road

If you are approaching the end of your time studying at university it is often exciting thinking about the next chapter but perhaps also tinged with a bit of the final year blues. Maybe some of your friends have already secured grad jobs and while you are pleased for them it adds to the pressure […]

Here in the Careers team, we call this month “March Madness”. There are opportunities for students to meet potential employers every day if they want to, which we know can be overwhelming! The good news is – we’ve done it before. We’re here to answer your questions and guide you through these crazy weeks, so […]

Video interviews are sink or swim. Although the interviewer won’t see your nervous foot tapping, they will notice every facial expression and moment of eye contact. If given the choice to go in to the office or chat over Skype for an interview, always choose to go into the office, but if not given the […]

Guest blog from a 4th year Commerce and Law student. When it comes to summer work, an internship is on the top of every student’s wish list. Paid holiday and clothing allowance in some cases, networking opportunities and the fact it looks great on your CV constitute only a few of the benefits of attaining […]

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” […]

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 […]