Useful resources

Why bother with LinkedIn?

August 31, 2020

LinkedIn Smile

I bet you’ve been told again and again that a LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your job search. Yet, how often do you think, “Why should I bother?”

LinkedIn photo - Do's and Don'ts

August 24, 2020

not good look

LinkedIn profiles that include a picture are 14 times more likely to be seen, according not LinkedIn research. This makes your profile picture a very important part of your LinkedIn profile whether you want to have your photo up there or not.

Internships still happen during Covid-19

August 23, 2020

Tip - you got this

When everything is so uncertain, is there any point in applying for an internship? Definitely, says AUT business and information systems student Kirria Person who was in her second week of a placement with Spacetime in March when Covid-19 shut the country down.

Kirria says Spacetime adapted quickly, setting up on-line meetings and creating slightly different roles and activities for her. There was no suggestion of the placement not continuing. As a result her time with Spacetime was a much richer experience..So what are internships?

What to do on the first day in your new internship or work experience

August 19, 2020

First day at work

Whether fresh-faced student/graduate or battle-hardened professional, those first few hours of a new job or internship are often among the most stressful and daunting of our working lives.

CV Toolkit 101

August 17, 2020

CV tips

Let’s face it - writing your CV isn’t the most fun you’ll ever have but it’s critical if you want to land a job or get a foot in the door with a company.

Your CV is an essential tool to have for job search, whether it is for a part-time or casual job or your first real adult job after uni.

How to stand out in a disruptive employment market

August 10, 2020

Panda standing out in crowd

There is no magic to standing out in a disruptive employment market! It is about simple things – knowing who you are, what your skills are and how to look for opportunities, according to the recruiters and employers speaking at Employability Matters at AUT recently.

Employer Tips on CVs, Interviews etc

July 28, 2020

Mouthy horse

There is nothing better than advice from the horse's mouth! Last semester a number of employers came on campus to give tips about how to write CVs and cover letters, prepare for interviews and approach work experience.

Identifying and building your skills

June 22, 2020

Finger pointing at you

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!

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.