I’ve had a few interesting experiences recently where I’ve found myself comparing what happens to students now vs. what I experienced at the same age. I’m the grand ‘old’ age of 37 which isn’t ancient but I’m obviously a few years on compared to the 18 – 21 year olds I commonly sit down with […]

Trimester One hasn’t even started yet and employers are already advertising internships for next summer and graduate positions for next year. I had a look on Victoria CareerHub and as of today there are 7 different employers advertising internships and 8 advertising graduate positions. This will only increase! For those of you who will be applying […]

The day I discovered shipping was the day my sane, adult self disappeared for good (if it was ever there in the first place). Shipping? Like, transporting something by sea….? Not quite “Shipping, initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two or more people, either real-life people or fictional characters, […]

The article doing the rounds at the moment about the lifeguard at the Rio Olympics and people saying it’s a “pointless” job got me scratching my head. While there is no question that the swimmers this lifeguard is overseeing can swim, they could still need a lifeguard – one of them could hit their head […]

Internship and graduate recruitment has started. If you are new to the game, you may want to familiarise yourself with the process before starting. Even if you have been through the process before, it’s still worth to have a quick refresher before you start. Often, candidates get caught out/kicked out at early stages because they […]

In the last couple of weeks quite a few students have asked me about referees. Were they important? Did you need to include them on your CV? Do employers really contact referees? How many referees do you need to give? And most importantly, who do you choose to be a referee? In most cases, employers […]

Last month, I talked a bit about how to be like Loki and ace a job application by telling the truth. Using the Norse god of lies as a case study, we talked about what not to say in a job interview. So now let’s look at part two of the Loki Model: asking the […]

OK, you’re really busy…and you need to get in that job application quickly. So you rush it through and then quickly click on ‘send’. BIG MISTAKE! I’ve been recruiting this month for a role here at Vic Careers. My name was clearly stated as the contact, and if anyone had actually taken the time to […]

In a word, yes, and it is worth making the effort. Picture an employer faced with a pile of job applications. At first glance they are very similar – all the student applicants have relevant skills and good grades. So who makes the shortlist and who gets cut short? Upon closer inspection, the culling becomes […]

The article, ‘3 Reasons A Strong Online Photo Prompts Career Gold’ that I came across last week on the ‘Vault Careers’ website, prompted me to revisit the question of whether including a photo within a CV or in the context of internet-based job search, is a legitimate strategy. The question is more complex than it […]