How taking a year off to travel can boost your career

Three career advantages to taking a year off before starting work

Nicholas Sawarna| May 12, 2015 10:34 am

Think you’ll fall behind if you spend some time travelling before getting serious about your job? Think again. Postponing your career kickoff can actually give you a competitive edge on the market.

Category: Student
Summer job

Your last minute guide to landing a summer job for 2015

Kevin Makra| May 8, 2015 05:36 pm

It’s late, but not too late. With some perseverance, dedication and a little hard work you can still find a great gig for this summer.

Category: Student
How to get luckier (in your career)

How to get luckier (Study of professional gamblers shows how ‘luck’ can be learned)

Peter Harris| May 1, 2015 10:04 am

It turns out the winning streaks and losing streaks are real for professional gamblers. The good news is that luck is actually a skill you can learn – and it can pay off bigtime in your career.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student
Employers reviewing an online profile

The top three things that employers want to see in your social media profiles

Peter Harris| April 5, 2015 02:45 pm

Most employers say that they screen potential candidates’ social media profiles before deciding whether or not to hire them. Here are the three things they are most looking to see in your online behaviour. (And a few that they don’t.)

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student
Kids chatting in university halls

What you should study at university if you want to be rich

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 26, 2015 09:17 pm

What should you study at university if you want to join the ranks of the world’s richest? Can you guess? I bet you can guess.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student
Students viewing holograms

A glimpse at the world of work in 2040 – from the people who will invent it

Colleen Clarke| March 26, 2015 12:48 pm

Creativity parties, hologram meetings, and pay-for-performance salary schemes: Here’s how today’s young people imagine the world of work will look 25 years from now.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student
Applying for a job

Put down that resume: What you need to do before applying for a job

Peter Harris| March 25, 2015 10:55 am

Do not hit send just yet. There are several steps you can take before applying for a job that can greatly increase your chances of success.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student
The one skill that is in 93% of job postings

How to demonstrate in your resume the one skill that turns up in 93% of job postings

Peter Harris| March 19, 2015 05:02 pm

Focussing on the skills that employers really want, and showing (not just telling) that you have used them successfully in the past, can be the secret resume ingredient that turns applications into interviews.

Category: Resumes, Student

The best part-time jobs of 2015 (and what they pay)

Peter Harris| March 4, 2015 10:16 am

Here’s a look at the year’s best part-time and temporary jobs – along with how much you can earn in a variety of creative, technical, and seasonal roles.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student

Five reasons to look for your 2015 summer job now

Kevin Makra| February 18, 2015 03:25 pm

Looking out the window today it is hard to imagine if summer will ever come. However, the deadline to apply for many of the best summer jobs is fast approaching. Here’s why you should be lining up your summer gig today.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student