General Careers Advice

In here, you will find a whole range of articles on how you even begin turning what you like into a job, how a university degree turns into a career, and how to snag that dream job if you know what it is.

Interning at the ABC

Interning at the ABC

CAREERS Alex Robinson 6/08/2013 

Alex is a journalism student who spent his uni break interning at the ABC's Asia Pacific Desk in Melbourne. Alex shares his insights into a typical day in the life of an ABC journalist, and how his ideals about journalism differed from reality on the job.

So you want to work for a magazine? Here

So you want to work for a magazine? Here's what you need to know.

CAREERS Talisa 26/03/2013 

WDWU writer and intern-turned-paid magazine employee, Talisa, gives the inside scoop on why work experience and internships are important and what it takes to be a successful intern. A must-read for those who dream of seeing their name in print but are at a loss as to how one can get ahead, not to mention get paid, in an industry that’s downsizing.

Where are they now: key stats on Australian graduates

Where are they now: key stats on Australian graduates

CAREERS 13/2/2013 

Our friends at Graduate Careers Australia have some useful statistics to share with us on "Where Grads Go" when they cross over to life-after-uni. If you're staring down the barrel of your last year of university, or just wandering about your chances of eventual employment, take a look at their new publication.

How to turn a degree into reality

How to turn a degree into reality

CAREERS 11/5/2012 

In 2005, Julian graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management from Southern Cross University in Lismore in northern NSW. Now, he's the exhibition coordinator for Sculpture by the Sea. He's crossed paths with the likes of the Danish Royal couple and Leonardo Di Caprio. But more importantly, he's found a job right up his alley.

Careers you didn

Careers you didn't even know existed

CAREERS Melissa 16/3/2012 

“What do you want to do when you finish?” If you’re at uni or in your final years of high school, this is a question with which you are undoubtedly well acquainted. While this inquiry is typically an innocent expedient used by uncles, aunties and friends of parents to break awkward silences, for many of us in Gen Y and beyond, it’s the most loaded question since someone asked, "what is the Matrix?"

Getting Creative: How to make career planning interesting

Getting Creative: How to make career planning interesting

CAREERS Jess 16/2/2012 

Jess Pollard is researching the developing health and education support networks for musicians, and more broadly, all young people looking for an interesting career. In this article, Jess explores how getting creative can happen, even when planning your career…

So how did you get that cool job? Stories from people who

So how did you get that cool job? Stories from people who've already made it

CAREERS Talisa 7/2/2012 

Read this article for the start-up stories of people with jobs we wish we had. Think the Deputy Editor of Russh magazine, the co-founder of the Grand Social and Adriano Zumbo’s marketing consultant.

Writing a CV

Writing a CV

Putting together a solid CV could be the difference between a job offer and a rejection letter. Whilst every industry and organisation have their own tastes and preferences for CVs, it’s important to get the basics down pat before you start tailoring to individual applications.

How to get that dream job

How to get that dream job

Once you’ve decided on some careers you might like to pursue, the next step is to figure out what you need to do to get there.

Careers Counselling from an Academy Award Winner

Careers Counselling from an Academy Award Winner

No idea what you’re doing for dinner, let alone for a career? Stay calm and keep eating that canned spaghetti; neither did the Academy Awarded winning, Golden Globe bearing, Emmy polishing creator of HBO’s highest rated series, True Blood. My night in the Opera House with screenwriter Alan Ball was full of unexpected surprises.

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