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CV - What NOT to do!

September 19, 2017

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As most employers only spend 6 seconds - on average - reading a CV the first time, you really don’t want to lose their interest or annoy them during that first quick read! Here is an outline of some of the things that employers find most annoying about CVs. Read to be prepared.

Should I put a photo on my CV?

September 19, 2017

paper head

Putting a photo on your CV – is it a good idea or not? Approach with caution say the AUT Student Employability and Careers team, who are in regular contact with employers, HR managers and recruitment agencies about job applications and CVs.

Event Prep – on your marks, get set, gooooo

September 18, 2017

Here I am

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth when employers or HR managers turn up on campus with the express purpose of meeting you, their potential future employees. They're coming into your territory so make the most of the opportunity and get out there and meet them.

The Obsession with NZ Workplace Experience

August 30, 2017

work experience

Often international students feel very confused when employers say they want NZ work experience. What do employers actually mean and why is it important? What if you already have a wealth of experience from your own country behind you?

If you want a job in your field, read this

August 24, 2017

celebrate grad

Let’s face it. Most uni students are studying to get a good job. No matter how many times you say “I just like learning” or “I want to expand my mind” you know it’s not true. You want to do something fulfilling and you want to make money doing it. It’s cool, I get it, says Julie Cleaver.

Personal Statement? Career Objective? What?

August 17, 2017

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Feeling a bit unsure about whether you should be including a personal statement or a career objective in your application and/or CV? Not even sure what the difference is between the two? Read on....

E Lab? Career Hub? Internz?

August 15, 2017

AUT E Lab 3

CareerHub? Employability Lab? Internz? Who does what and how do they link up?

Here’s my attempt to explain what they are and what they offer – and while I may be biased, I want to say they are brilliant services that offer plenty of career and employability help.

Meet Student Employability Specialist Mandy Bunce

August 14, 2017

Mandy Bunce

“Don’t doubt yourself. Everything is going to work out - that is what I wish I'd been told as an 18 year old leaving school and making career decisions,” says Mandy Bunce from AUT Employability and Careers.

Do Something for Nothing?

August 14, 2017

Dog rescue

Doing something for nothing? Why would you? Actually there are compelling career reasons for volunteering, as well as giving back to your community! And it isn't just me banging on about it! Big players like SEEK agree.

Employability Skills - how to figure them out!

August 14, 2017

Working

I would be a wealthy person if I got $10 every time a student told me they didn’t have employability skills to offer employers.

No employability skills? Really? Anyone who has lived on this planet for the past 18 years or more will have skills they can offer.

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