Useful resources

Make sure you stand out at Career Fairs

July 13, 2022

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.

Why Bother to Write a Cover Letter?

May 11, 2022

Close range cover letter

Students often ask whether they should bother with writing a cover letter. When I surveyed 15 employers recently about CVs and cover letters, I found six of them read a candidate’s cover letter before they read their CV – yep before! Only two employers considered a cover letter optional. So short answer - yes, it is worthwhile. Here’s are some of those employers' thoughts on cover letters.

Tips for writing a great CV

March 24, 2022

get job

How do you show your best side to a potential employer? By marketing yourself - and your CV is your marketing tool. It is usually your CV that will land you a job interview! So make sure it highlights your strengths and skills, focuses on the role and employer, and looks professional and appropriate!

E Lab? AUT talenthub? Employability Lab?

March 10, 2022

AUT E Lab 3

Elab Online? AUT talenthub? Employability Lab? 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.

CV - What NOT to do!

March 8, 2022

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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.

7 Tips on creating a great CV

February 28, 2022

O for Awesome CV

Employers are often flooded with CVs that don’t meet the job criteria or are extremely bland and formulaic. This blog offers tips on how to write a great CV that gets employers wanting to find out more about you.

Starting Your Career Journey

February 24, 2022

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Five AUT graduates talk about how their paths changed as they progressed through their tertiary study leading to productive stimulating careers that are quite different from their initial dreams and expectations.

Welcome to Employability and Careers at AUT

February 22, 2022

Careers and Employability Dec 2020

Come and visit us at the AUT Employability Lab – and no, the Lab is not a weird workplace science experiment. But it is the place where you get lots of help to become very employable.

Identifying and building your skills

January 11, 2022

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Got no skills that employers would want? You’d be surprised how many skills you’re developing, alongside your technical professional skills, as you study, work and play. Get some pointers from four employers who recently presented at AUT Employability Matters!

Virtual Interview Tips from Employers

December 13, 2021

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You’ve got an interview. Amazing. Oh no, it’s online. You’ll be in a box, looking at people in boxes. What do you do? How do you engage? What if your internet fails?Don’t panic. You’re not alone. All job interviews for Auckland roles are being conducted remotely at the moment and this is likely to continue for some time yet. 7 recruiting managers give advice.