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July 12, 2019

All all alone

I still remember the feeling of total inadequacy I had as a teenager when I was trying to impress the editor of our local paper. It was excruciating – I stuttered, blushed and said little. As a result I didn’t get the coveted summer holiday job I wanted but I did learn something important – I had to learn to talk properly to people.

Do something different in the holiday break

June 7, 2019

Volunteers tree planting

Here's some ideas of how to find something to do over the break that will help improve your CV and your chances of landing a good job.

An easy way to meet new people and build connections

May 29, 2019

Volunteers at Eat My Lunch

Trying to meet employers and become known outside of AUT can be a difficult thing to contemplate. Here is a way to take small steps to build up confidence and start to interact with lots of different people.

Five Employability Tips for International Students

May 23, 2019

Happy to have a job

Starting a new year of study can be daunting, especially if you're in a different city or country! Don’t try and do too much in the first weeks of semester. Get into a good head space by giving yourself time to settle into your study and your accommodation. Once you’re settled in, come and see us at Employability and Careers.

How to put together a great creative portfolio

May 15, 2019

 Bright design on home page

A great online portfolio showcases your creative skills and helps you stand out when applying for jobs. Read our 7 tips and other advice on how to start to create a great online presence that will help you find work.

Tips on CVs for Creative and Design Roles

May 3, 2019

Peacock showing plumage

How do you put your best self forward when applying for design or other creative roles? By providing a CV and online portfolio – yes you need both and they need to be separate.

Outdoor Challenge for AUT Edge Awarders

May 1, 2019

Ryan, the community development manager, calls every applicant so you have a second chance to impress.

Interested in Outward Bound but put off by the cost? Join the AUT Edge Award and you'll be eligible to apply for a winter Classic course through the Ka Mahi scholarship - a chance to challenge yourself physically and mentally!

7 Tips on creating a great CV

April 30, 2019

O for Awesome CV

In our previous blog on CVs, we told you about all the things employers don’t want to see in a CV. This blog offers tips on what makes a great CV that gets employers wanting to find out more about you. .

Networking is possible to conquer

April 2, 2019

Practise shaking hands - dog

Fronting up to a stranger, particularly someone who may end up being your employer, is not the easiest thing to do in the world. It can be terrifying, yet that is what you need to do at events such as career fairs, right?

The good news is that it is really really possible to become good at networking – at communicating and developing a connection with strangers. Read how five graduates overcame their reluctance to network – and ended up in great jobs - by lots of practice.

Is it a Job Fair or a Career Fair?

March 26, 2019

Chatting with employer at business career fair

After the last career fair we had a few students question why more employers weren't taking applications for specific jobs on the day. Employers come to career fairs looking for opportunities to start engaging with students who will be looking for internships or graduate roles at a later date. Most do not come expecting to find someone to fill a role on the day.


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