Woman and man in Zoom conversation

Over the last few months the Careers and Employment team converted a busy schedule of on-campus employer events to digital format. As we enter T2, we’re very excited to be offering on-campus events again, including sessions from Deloitte, GovTech and Oranga Tamariki. However, webinars are here to stay, and employers will also be engaging via this medium going forward. Since we got a crash course in digital networking, and observed many of […]

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 award winning short film is a satire on the recruitment selection process in the corporate world. Watch and be warned! If you are planning to apply for summer internships or graduate roles in the upcoming Graduate Recruitment Programme, are you prepared? How will you stand out from the crowd? Make sure you visit the […]

Career Expos are a great way to meet potential employers in an informal, easy, non-intimidating way. It offers you the opportunity to meet the ‘face’ of the organisation and really get an understanding of them in a way you can never get from just reading the recruitment material.   The way in which employers engage with […]

A vital component of a first impression can be your warm smile and a good hand shake.  The hand shake seems a simple, common sense physical gesture when you meet someone, but important in your job search, in business and in life. It tells many things about a person and their professional image.  A firm […]

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 […]

Since March through May is a heavy recruitment time for summer internships and graduate positions, just about every second student coming into our office is asking for advice on interviews. Louise has written an excellent blog on this earlier in the month, and I thought I would just add a few additional tips. Just as […]

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 […]

At a job interview, first impressions matter. But will you really miss out on the job if you have tattoos? It probably depends on the company and the role you are applying for. Today many companies value diversity and creativity and are happy to employ staff  with tattoos as long as the artwork is not offensive. Tattoo policies vary within industries and […]