I’m tired of reading career-related blogs about New Year resolutions. They tend to be accompanied by stock pictures of fist-pumping, high-fiving, fresh-faced young people in power suits who are clearly passionate about working in their glassy corner office on the 130th floor in downtown Manhattan. More realistic would be a picture of someone sunburnt and […]

Victoria University’s Career and Employment has been named the 2017 Best Careers Service at the New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) Industry Awards.

How are you feeling about your upcoming exams?  Are you someone who feels like they have it sorted, or does the very thought of exams create an overwhelming feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach? I confess when I sat exams, I was more in the latter category.  Where I could, I chose […]

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 […]

Sometimes I just need to pause for a moment. Take time out from this busy life to recharge. Make myself unavailable for a day. No plans. No alarms. No schedules. And without this downtime I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the pace of every other day. I can’t always be striving, be rushing, be […]

A comparison of writing types I found this useful page from the EIT Library and Learning Services that compares the different types of writing you may be asked to do in your studies and work. Contents The styles – what’s expected? The Hilsdon model is a simple graphic that helps you see where certain questions fit […]

I’m asking this question because I’m not an (early) morning person.  From what I’m reading lately, the answer to the above question will be yes and no. I am like a she-bear with a sore head until two coffees have been consumed before 10.30am. I have a sugar-induced spurt of productivity mid-afternoon when everyone else […]