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 .
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.