Useful resources

Why is NZ Workplace Experience so important?

May 11, 2020

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?

How international students can get ahead of the competition

May 11, 2020

The more you know about the job market in New Zealand and the way New Zealand employers approach recruitment, the better your chances will be of finding work. Don't know any Kiwi employers? No problem! Here are some ways to start to develop job search knowledge and expertise from AUT employability and careers specialist Rebecca Du.

Jump into change - use it to help you

April 28, 2020

Jumping on a highway

So much change and so quickly! We’ve all been scrambling to cope with new approaches to learning and communicating, creation of bubbles and managing our time differently.

While this change has been fast, furious and unprecedented, the way you deal with it could make a huge difference to you from an employability and careers perspective.

5 Tips on looking good (professionally) online

April 21, 2020

Not a good online look

Do you want your employment opportunities doomed because of your online look? Do you want to stand out from the crowd because you have jam down your top, greasy hair, an unmade bed or a flatmate fooling around in the background?  Maybe not?

The 3 Rs - Research, Research, Research

March 26, 2020

Research books

What comes to mind when you hear the word research? Do you cringe a little, or do your eyes light up knowing you could discover something you didn’t know?

Make sure you stand out at Career Fairs

February 27, 2020

Are you ready

Employers love meeting people who are proactive, curious and well prepared. They will remember you if you take an interest, ask questions and show an understanding of what their organisation does. And soon there will be crowds of employers coming on campus to career fairs to meet you.

Attending Career Fairs - what is the point?

February 27, 2020

Career fair activity

Within a couple of weeks you’ll have the opportunity to attend career fairs for Business & Economics, Law and ICT and Engineering. Later in the year there will be career fairs for other faculties. They offer a great opportunity for you to start meeting employers looking for graduates and interns BUT they will not necessarily be offering jobs on the day. Why not?

Tips for 2020 Career Fairs

February 27, 2020

look good at career fairs

Make the most of the opportunity to meet a large number of employers on city campus at AUT by attending the upcoming career fairs this semester.  Are you ready to shine like a peacock at the next career fair? Here are tips on how to put your best foot forward.

Five Employability Tips for Students

February 20, 2020

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.

Don't give up your job hunt

February 20, 2020

Question Mark

After a series of job rejection emails, AUT Master of Engineering graduate, Mayur Wadhwani found the nerve to ask why he was not shortlisted for the job. He was told that the organisation had received 1000 applications and could only select 10. Asking the question 'Why?" helped Mayur see that it wasn’t personal. Now working as a Junior Software Developer he gives his insights into job search.