Useful resources

Add value to your CV with volunteering

August 6, 2021

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Do you look at your CV and feel it is a bit thin on activities and experience? Do you wonder how you’re going to show an employer that you’re good at communication or being organised or working in teams, when you don’t have any proof?

Don't ignore a grad job because of the title

July 27, 2021

You got this job

You are very unlikely to go into your dream job immediately after you graduate. No, don’t sigh and bin this blog. All I’m saying is that often the best entry level graduate roles do not sound like dream jobs, but they will lead to them if you’re good at what you do.

Tips on Networking from Alumni and Students

May 19, 2021

Graceland Ioane at networking event

“I wasn't confident at all at networking. I was anti-social and networking needed me to be the opposite. But once I understood the value of networking, it empowered me to give it a go,” says Graceland Ioane, ASB Team Support and AUT alumni.

Graceland is now so comfortable with networking she is one of 11 alumni who generously gave their time mid May to help students practise networking.

Read the students’ experiences and the alumni’s tips.

Do Something for Nothing and Gain Heaps

April 20, 2021

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Doing something for nothing? Why would you? Actually there are compelling career reasons for volunteering, as well as giving back to your community! And it isn't just me banging on about it! Big players like SEEK agree.

Be a Detective for your own Career

April 20, 2021

detective tools of trade

You don't know what you don't know. Just as a detective has to go looking for clues, we also need to look for clues about great places to work and develop contacts with people who can help us. This kind of research is all important if you want to get a great job.

Recruiter Tips on Graduate Applications

March 24, 2021

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Graduate and internship programme applications are opening up all over New Zealand right now. Here are 10 great tips from company recruiters on how to put your best foot forward. You'll find it isn't just about having a good CV - although that is important!

Stand out – Graduate Programme Applications

March 10, 2021

Got a job

Steeling yourself to start applying for a graduate programme? It is a time consuming process but if you approach it properly, you should give yourself the best chance of getting the result you want. Here are some tips on how to stand out from AUT Employability Specialist Shaun Pulman. This is the first of 3 blogs offering advice on applying to graduate or internship programmes.

Job Prep Tips for an International Student

February 25, 2021

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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 8 essential tips on how to develop job search knowledge and expertise.

Personal Statement? Career Objective? It's about You!

January 26, 2021

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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....

E Lab? Career Hub? AUT talenthub?

January 26, 2021

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CareerHub? Employability Lab? AUT talenthub? 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.