Leadership skills through AUT Edge Award

August 10, 2018

Maya Jaros

Maya Jaros did great things in leadership during the AUT Edge Award. You too can start getting more involved in leadership activities and networking through attending sessions at Employability Matters, coming up 13 August.

Michelle Young - Edge Award Overall Achiever

August 8, 2018

Michelle Young

Michelle Young found her edge by overcoming her shyness and undertaking the AUT Edge Award. Not only did she develop the confidence to enter the AUT X Challenge, Co.Starters, but she won the AUT Edge Award inaugural Overall Achiever Prize from Seek NZ.

Volunteering Supremo

August 7, 2018

Volunteering winner

Volunteering is great for the soul - but also for your job prospects. Employers say 90% of all employers will interview someone with volunteering on their CV over someone who hasn't, according to SEEK NZ General Manager. Read about our Volunteering Prizewinner Kelly D'Mello.

Tips for Career Fair Prep

July 23, 2018

doing well

Career Fairs and Employability Matters attract large numbers of employers onto AUT campus to meet students. Are you ready for the onslaught? Here are some tips to help you put your best foot forward.

Get your CV just right

July 9, 2018

Stand out from the crowd

Did you know employers spend an average of six seconds looking at a CV before moving on? If an employer receives approximately 50-200 applications per role, it certainly makes it difficult to stand out from the crowd.

Are you ready for Career Fairs?

July 9, 2018

Are you ready

Employers thrive on proactive candidates. They will remember you if you take an interest, ask questions and know about what they do.

What is Employability Matters

July 3, 2018

Leaping into the real world

Your lifeline to the real world starts now. Employability! No problem, I’ll get my degree and be employable, right? Not quite!

Your degree is only part of the employability equation. Are you a good communicator, do you work well in teams and feel ready to leap into the real-world of work?

Attacking the Final Reflection

April 17, 2018

Grump to hap

Reflecting? Well that sounds easy doesn't it? Bang something out in half an hour and the Edge Award is done and dusted! Well it isn't that easy but it doesn't have to be too difficult either!

Behavioural Questions

April 17, 2018


Behavioural interviewing (also called situational interviewing) is a job interview focused on discovering how a candidate will act in a specific employment related situation. It focuses on experiences, behaviours, knowledge, skills and abilities that are job related. This approach is very popular in New Zealand and is based on the belief that how you responded to situations in the past will predict how you will behave in the future.

Volunteering - abseiling, mulching, ICT tutoring...

April 13, 2018

Volunteering Expo

Giving back makes you feel good and it can also be fun, exciting, weird or down right nerve wracking –  you really can take your pick!


Maya Jaros

Leadership skills through AUT Edge Award

“With perseverance and effort we are all so much more capable than we think we...
Michelle Young

Michelle Young - Edge Award Overall Achiever

Winning the Overall Achiever Prize for the AUT Edge Award has been the icing on...
Volunteering winner

Volunteering Supremo

A couple of years ago volunteering was something Kelly D’Mello meant to get around to...



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