Johnathan Lopeti started the AUT Edge Award to boost his CV but it gave the shy teenager a boost in many, many other ways, including landing a graduate role with the Digital and Technology arm of BNZ.
As part of the Employability team, we have two staff dedicated to making connections with businesses and industry on your behalf. They encourage employers and organisations to come on campus to do presentations, speaker series, career fairs etc. Racheal Marsters is our newest employability relationship manager.
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 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.
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?
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.