On a daily basis we keep hearing that the world of work is changing. This is something everyone agrees with, however how to best prepare for the fast changing world of work raises a diverse range of views!  The problem is that even as I write this, a new job is created.  How do you […]

A Careers in Focus event we have coming up in July got me started thinking about big data. IBM defines big data as managing huge amounts of data and being able to process it quickly.  When trying to solve problems, uncovering the ‘truth’ that lies beneath the surface is critical and accurate evidence is required.  A […]

It’s okay to fail ’cause there’s no failure, you’re just informing the richness of your experience, and that’s – that’s the greatest gift you can possibly give yourself.

– Ben Foster.

You may have seen the press release put out on Tuesday by the Ministry of Education with regard to salaries for tertiary graduates. Similar to previous reports, graduates with a bachelor’s degree earn on average 40% more than the national median earnings after five years in the workforce with those with post-graduate qualifications earning even […]

My manager Liz and I sat down with some colleagues yesterday to talk to them about the work we do in the Careers and Employment office and why they should refer their first year students to us, not just their final years who are looking for a job. This is because students (along with everyone […]

Hot off the press!  What do employers look for when recruiting students and graduates?  What level of competency do employers expect students and graduates to have on day one of the job? 346 employers who have recruited students and graduates over the past two years responded to our employability skills survey.  44% of respondents came […]

Ok, let’s be real, no one likes doing it, no one wants to do it, no one has time for it and certainly, no one enjoys the process! BUT, inevitably most of us have to go through a performance review/appraisal at work at some stage.