Meet Antonia - AUT Sociology Graduate

September 21, 2017

Graeme Dingle Foundation

We meet Antonia Vito, a 2015 AUT sociology graduate who shares how her passion for helping youth opened up the opportunity for an internship and job with the Graeme Dingle Foundation.

How volunteering helps build invaluable skills

September 21, 2017

Umar Kuddus

AUT fourth year law student Umar Kuddus talks about his experiences as a volunteer with the Auckland Community Law Centre and how it has helped him gain immeasurable legal experience and gave him the opportunity to help people in the New Zealand community.

Meet Elizabeth - AUT Postgraduate Communications Graduate

September 20, 2017

Elizabeth Davies

Meet Elizabeth Davies, who works for Tangible Media. An AUT Communications graduate, Elizabeth offers us an insight into the exciting world of publishing and digital media as part of Employability Matters week.

AUT Accounting Graduate - Alice Adams

September 19, 2017

Alice Adams

Meet Alice Adams, AUT Accounting and Sport & Recreation grad. As part of our Employability Matters week, read about her experiences with Grant Thornton and why she loves her job .

CV - What NOT to do!

September 19, 2017

Fist thumbing

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

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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

at desk

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....


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Why bother with LinkedIn?

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Augmented and Virtual Reality potential in Auckland

Augmented and virtual reality are pushing the boundaries across many industries - such as entertainment,...
Google employee and AUT graduate

AUT graduate shining at Google NZ

When Amanda Jordan decided to apply for an accounts manager job with Google, it took...



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