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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
Have you been in your current job for a while? Do you feel you would like more responsibility? Do you want to challenge or stretch yourself a little further? Do you see an opportunity for a promotion that you would like to put your hand up for? I read an article by Jim Morris in The Muse, […]
It wasn’t so long ago (2008), my then colleagues and I were standing around laughing heartily at The Flight of the Conchords and their Robot song. “It is the Year 2000! Robots rule the world” we chortled. Haha – that stuff never happened. Haha. Well, I don’t know about you, but I’ve started noticing now […]
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.