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Victoria University of Wellington's Career Development and Employability Service
Victoria University of Wellington's Career Development and Employability Service

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“You’re fired!” yells my director. “Pack up your things and don’t come in tomorrow” he continues. “HR will sort out….” The room starts to spin. How did it come to this? I was the star employee at the company, outperforming all my peers two years in a row.…

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With the Victoria Plus Awards Ceremony fast approaching, I have been more inspired than ever by our students to give back to the community myself. My many loyal fans and followers may remember a blog post I did a while back called Get Out There on the…

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Changing careers?  Potentially haven’t got a clue what to do?  You might need a hand.  Here’s tips on how to re-see your skills: P.S.  Sorry, Stephen isn’t available for door-to-door service at Vic Careers. But do come and see our Careers consultants.…

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“I should have started the preparation for applications sooner” says Josh, one of many students I have recently seen rushing and stressing at the last minute to get in graduate job, summer intern or scholarship applications. They didn’t realise how much…

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If there is one thing that really irritates me is the obsession by the media in this country about the earning power of education.  It’s as if the value of a degree is based solely on how much a graduate can earn.  Last week the Dominion Post carried yet…

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I read a great article this week by Alyse Kalish “5 Things Your Youngest Co-Worker Wishes You Knew”. At some stage in everyone’s working career we have been the young person / newbie in the workplace.  It can be intimidating starting a new job, let alone…

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Feeling comfortable with being ‘on-camera’ and also having the technical skills to set up your end of a Skype or video interview, is an increasingly useful skills set for students and graduates. As a student you can collaborate on projects easily with…

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You will have heard the saying ‘It’s not what you know, but who you know’ that gets you a foot in the door. This was certainly true when I started out after completing my BA at Victoria. Having a flatmate with a job in a recruitment agency, who told me…

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Does the thought of networking, cold calling, walking into a room full of people and making small talk send you back to bed with your laptop?  Do you find yourself on the outer at events, not knowing what to do with your hands; or shunned, having sprayed…

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A topic that often comes up in conversation with friends my age is that our generation is, in many ways, so different from our parents’. This can often make it difficult when going to them for advice. Our parents have our best interests at heart, but all…
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