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You are as good as your next move!

February 28, 2018

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Yay, the career event is over. And you think you nailed it! Well, no, not quite.  After making all that effort you don’t want to lose out on future opportunities by scurrying back into your corner and not following up.

Here are 6 tips on how to keep momentum up after the fair or event is over.

Demstifying Graduate Programmes and More

February 21, 2018

Demystifying

Graduate programmes?  Internships?  Work integrated learning? What on earth? Let us help make sense of these for you.

Life changing AUT Edge Award

January 26, 2018

EA grads 12-2017

When students talk of how the AUT Edge Award has changed their lives, you know it is making a significant impact well beyond ticking the boxes.

Employer Tips on CVs, Interviews etc

October 17, 2017

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There is nothing better than advice from the horse's mouth! Over AUT Employability Matters a number of employers gave tips about how to write CVs and cover letters, prepare for interviews and approach work experience.

Don't let rejection end your dream

October 16, 2017

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Don't let rejection prevent you from achieving your dreams and landing the career you want. It took me 15 years to realise that a single rejection didn't have to mean the end of my career dream to be a journalist. One rejection does not equate to failure, don't let it!

Digital Platform Recruitment Tips

October 9, 2017

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Make sure you're putting your precious time into strategic job search and are not wasting time! Here are tips from three of our most popular digital recruiters - SEEK, TradeMe and LinkedIn!

Demystifying Psychometric Assessments

September 26, 2017

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It can be rather daunting to be told you have to complete a psychometric assessment when you apply for a job, particularly if you’ve never done one before. Student Employability and Careers Specialist Emma Spires demystifies the process.

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

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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.

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