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.
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 […]
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 […]
We all experience disappointment, hurt, and even anger when university course results aren’t quite what we hoped for. Sometimes we realise that the results are actually what we deserve; we simply didn’t do the work required to earn a better result. But sometimes we know that we worked incredibly hard. In this instance getting past […]
Liz Ryan has worked in HR since 1980, is the author of “Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve” and is a contributor to Forbes.com and LinkedIn. She’s written an article titled “Ten things I look for in a job candidate”. Here’s an abbreviated version of her […]
As the second half of the academic year draws to a close you notice blossom on the trees, warmer days and lighter evenings. Friends invite you for a walk on the waterfront or to kick a ball on the field. Then the conversation turns to what are you doing over the summer. If you haven’t […]
Can’t I just focus on getting through my degree before I start thinking about a job!?
Well… no. Not if you want a graduate job.
We all want to be our best selves in our spoken communication particularly when we need to connect with and impress others with our knowledge of a topic, present information persuasively, report on action taken or offer a cogent argument. One of the key ways in which we may sabotage this objective is with our […]
This is the first in the series Top career questions asked by students: questions collected from you, actual students, for our panel at the Careers in Focus event in August. The answer is: It depends. Sorry, that’s probably not want you want to hear. It’s just that there are a lot of variables to finding […]