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?

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National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary effort and impact that volunteers make in our community. 1.2million Kiwis volunteer every year in Aotearoa New Zealand and we rank second equal in the world for volunteering. You could say volunteering’s in our DNA – we certainly see this through the Victoria […]

At our Careers in Focus sessions we invite along a panel of graduates and employers who have studied your major and are doing really interesting things out there, that hopefully will make you think hmmm …how did they get there? Could I give that a go? So we encourage you to ask all kinds of […]

Thanks to Barbara Lemon for this guest blog. Engineers and architects have a special responsibility to build sustainability into their projects. So say three graduates with the Beca Group in Wellington, who gave a special presentation for students at Victoria. Nina Ives, Ellie Craft and Michael Green gave us some great examples of sustainable building […]

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 […]

Most of us think that we are way to young to retire even if we are that age. Life’s like that.If you are newly graduated, it seems like an eon away. I’m thinking about retirement because our Manager of Careers and Employment, Liz Medford did in fact do just that after 31  years of growing our […]

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 […]