Welcome to Career Hacks, an online hub loaded with tips, tricks and hacks just for YOU. We frequently release new articles centred on your career, personal development and helping you stand out from the crowd. Crafted by the team and some of our incredible partners, these articles all have our hallmark #NoFilter stamp applied to them and are written purely to help you #getshitdone!
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genYOU story No. 40 comes from Camila Burato de Oliveira who isn’t afraid to push boundaries and venture into the unknown! We admire Camila for her initiative and courage! Read about Camila’s career journey so far below. Name: Camila Burato de Oliveira City: Brisbane Current Role: MBA student, specialising in Project Management at Kaplan Business School […]
If we don’t have a ‘plan’ or feel lost, it can cause us to become quite tight-lipped in conversations about what the next few months look like … or it can lead us to avoid the chance of those conversations ever happening and slowly decline all social invitations until we find ourselves holed up for the 4th weekend in a row watching re-runs on Netflix...
Well for starters, my name is Irina, I'm 19 and I'm majoring in Public Relations at QUT. My biggest task so far; completing my second year of University, as well as keeping on top of work and an internship. I also really like Italian food and a good wine and dine with a few friends (hint: this is how to win me over always!).
Despite how hectic my life has become, I've noticed my choices have led me to drift apart from those who I was once close with. I scroll through countless posts on my phone and see many of them embarking on new and exciting journeys together, wondering whether I'm falling behind and should be keeping pace with their lives.
Our genYOU Story No. 38 features Riley Thiedecke (pictured far right)! Riley’s story reminds us that our career is in our hands … at any point we can pivot, change direction or find a whole new wave of motivation! Name: Riley Thiedecke City: Brisbane Current Role: Final year Bachelor of Business Marketing/Entrepreneurship student at Griffith University and […]
Our genYOU Story No. 37 features Ellyse Sainty! Ellyse joined our team mid-year as an intern … and brought into the office a fireball of energy and enthusiasm that is unparalleled to anyone we know! We’ve enjoyed having Ellyse as part of our extended team, and can’t wait to continue watching her kick her #careergoals. Name: Ellyse […]
*buzz, buzz* – It’s that brutally early alarm reminding you that you have a lecture this morning. “It’s not compulsory” you think, as you justify snoozing it for the third time, convincing yourself that you will watch it online later… but come on, let’s not lie to ourselves. As you would already know – once […]
Whether you’ve compared yourself to your ex’s new partner, or that person at the gym with a bangin’ bod, we are all guilty of it… Comparing ourselves to others and subsequently getting down about our own level of success in comparison to theirs. And can you really blame us? Our whole lives we have been […]
So you’ve taken in all of our #NoFilter advice and you’ve landed yourself an epic internship, volunteer position or job role. Yas! Kudos to you! We’re stoked to have been part of your journey. But is there maybe one tiny detail that you have forgotten? The hard work isn’t over yet. In fact, I might argue that […]
Our genYOU Story No. 36 features Adekemi Omomo! Adekemi (Kemi) has some awesome advice for her peers on how small steps reap greater rewards than nothing at all and the value of strong connections. Name: Adekemi Omomo City: Brisbane Current Role: Final year International Business student at Griffith University and intern at Griffith International! Could you tell us […]
genYOU Story No. 35 features McKeeley Makin, who is a go-getter, aspiring marketer and entrepreneur! McKeeley’s story reminds us that it’s okay to change study directions, to slow down and to take our career journey’s one step at a time. Name: McKeeley Makin City: Brisbane Current Role: Bachelor of Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship Student at QUT, Digital Content […]
As a boss one of the things I actually hate most is having to give someone feedback on their work. Well let me explain. When their work is awesome … it’s great … I get to big them up and make them feel like a giant. But when things aren’t up to scratch, no matter […]
So you’ve stumbled across generationYOU Adelaide through a friend, your University club, on Facebook or it’s the event your Mum keeps nagging you about. But who exactly is generationYOU and what happens at our events? Let’s get REAL. University is a big deal. So is the piece of paper you get after years of hard work and […]
Hey there genYOUers! My name is Irina, and currently I’m Bright’s events assistant. I’m completing a dual degree of Business and Media and Communications. My goal? Ideally, to have everything together while owning my own PR company. But hey, we all know life goes in the craziest directions, so who the hell knows where I’ll […]
genYOU Story No. 34 features final year Kaplan Business School student Diana Tantaeva. Diana is a familiar face in our community as she regularly attends our generationYOU events! So we reached out to Diana to chat to her more about her career journey so far … and what she is planning for her future! Name: Diana […]
If there’s one thing I have learned from you (our #genYOU community), it’s that you are some of the most driven and motivated students I’ve met. Heck – when I was at uni, I 100% was not attending the same amount of events or as actively involved in student clubs as I should have been. […]
At genYOU HQ, we’re getting ready to enter the busier end of our 2019 … we also know that you’ve just come back from what was probably an epic – and well-deserved – uni break! So what better time to chat to you about all things #timemanagement? Most of the time, you can’t fight the […]
At generationYOU, we constantly encourage you to apply and take on volunteer and internship positions as these are the best way to meet new people, build your skills and gain tangible experience whilst you are still studying. I’ll say it again now … they truly give you the best opportunity to be a stronger graduate, […]
genYOU Story No. 33 features UQ student Hamza Ansari! We loved hearing how passionate and involved Hamza is with local politics and how generationYOU has helped him along his career journey. Name: Hamza Ansari City: Brisbane Current Role: Second-year Business student at The University of Queensland. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and where you are […]
Around the 6-month mark of any year, most people tend to do some reflection. Yep – I’m one of those people. When I first started at generationYOU, I was technically still a student. No really. I was 99.9% sure I was going to get my degree in June 2017, but I hadn’t graduated as of […]
Our 32nd genYOU Story features final-year University of Queensland student Sarah Anzalone! Sarah has been a part of our generationYOU community for a few years, so we were stoked when she agreed to share her story with us. Sarah’s story reminds us that hard work is the backbone of any career journey, and every step […]
Here’s the thing about building a personal brand. When you first decide you’re going to give yourself a professional makeover by going to ALL the events; connecting with ALL the right people; writing new articles for a blog EVERY week; cleaning up your social media (and maybe even joining NEW platforms) … it can be […]
Our 31st genYOU Story features final-year QUT student Zac Seeto! Zac’s story reminds us that at any point we can take control of our careers and personal development, even if it’s with a few small steps. Name: Zac Seeto City: Brisbane Current Role: Final year Business/Information Technology student at QUT. Could you tell us a bit about yourself […]
Welcome to the weird and wacky world of 2019. Where pretty much every detail about you can be found online. By anyone. This fact alone keeps a lot of us from sharing anything at all. Which is completely understandable. But for those of you choosing to take a digital vow of silence … did you […]
When you first hear the term ‘networking’ it tends to come with a lot of expectations, pressure to execute it perfectly and to have a HUGE set of contacts that you can show off. Most people tend to forget that it’s not the quantity of contacts, but the quality of those contacts and your relationship […]
Let’s focus on two important soft skills: Emotional Intelligence and Communication. Boy oh boy are these two a dream combo to have! But they’re the skills that tend to get pushed to the side; ignored; overlooked; laughed at. Who would REALLY need to ‘learn’ about those skills … because when push comes to shove, you […]
Whether you are looking for your first job, a part time role, internship or tips to progress onto your second role – securing a job always starts with the application. Following on from our epic and very 1st genYOU Inspire session for 2019 on April 10 “Mastering job applications”, we’ve put together the key tips, […]
As you move along through the start of your career journey, I bet you have an ‘ideal’ picture of what the next few years look like, right? Whether that’s maintaining a certain GPA; passing all of your subjects; landing an internship; managing a side hustle; working on your networking skills, being on the executive team […]
It’s quite funny that there’s no course at uni on communication right? Well I mean, you may be studying a media and communications degree. But even so – I don’t remember there being a crash course during that degree on “5 ways to apologise to your colleague after offending them.” In fact – when it […]
Our awesome 30th genYOU Story comes from QUT student and a keen attendee of heaps of our generationYOU events – Thomas Beckerton! Find out more about Thomas including the awesome activities he gets up to in addition to his degree … Name: Thomas Beckerton City: Brisbane Current Role: Final year Urban and Regional Planning Student at QUT, Trainee […]
One of the reasons we love partnering with Defence Force Recruiting is because they encourage you to have an array of skills in your toolbox! One of the skills which is super important to have and to continue to build on throughout your career (regardless of what industry you choose) is leadership. We couldn’t think of […]
Here’s the thing about networking and building your network, that most people seem to forget … it’s not the quantity of contacts you have, it’s the quality of those contacts and your relationship with them that makes the difference. Let that sink in. Quality > Quantity. You see for some – reaching a 500+ connection […]
A lot of you will know that a huge part of generationYOU is our events (hopefully you’ve attended one or two)! It means that the generationYOU Team get to meet a lot of you face-to-face (yes the #genYOU team really do exist in real life hehe). What I’m constantly astounded by is how humble most […]
The practice of ‘networking’ is a difficult tool to master. As is wading through the mounds and mounds of information from website, speakers, friends, colleagues and family on how best to do it and what you 100% should not do. To try and help with this influx of advice, we’ve narrowed down 5 classic #networkingmyths […]
There is a lot of etiquette when it comes to networking. Do this, don’t do that … it’s a lot to remember and take in. At the end of the day … it’s important to remember that networking is nothing more than 2 people connecting because they like each other, have mutual interests, might want […]
There’s a few ways to manage the pressure and anxiety that often comes post-interview. The reality is that how you choose to follow-up an interview could be your one last chance to make a great impression! So how do you make sure it’s the best one? Key things to remember: You want to be front […]
Ahhh it’s interview day. YOUR day. Your time to shine. Two things you have to watch out for are a) Don’t get caught out by a tricky little interview answer that you forgot to plan for and b) Don’t forget to jot down 3 – 4 tailored questions that will help make your final decisions, […]
I know that a lot of you will be pretty close to graduating, maybe you even have a graduate position lined up (yay full-time job!!!!) … regardless of where you are in your study or career journey, I think we can all agree that we’ve entered the stage of the year due for ‘reflection’.
The boundaries that once distinguished personal and professional personas are now blurred. Which makes it more challenging to maintain a balance between the two.
You see, apart from being able to win every round of hide and seek, a chameleon is a pretty cool creature. We can take its MANY characteristics and use them to guide us through our career journeys.
Wow, we had an absolute blast at our recent generationYOU Live Events in Sydney and Adelaide! As a final wrap-up, and a special resource for those of you who couldn't join us, we've collected some of the best advice from our speakers and popped them into a blog post for you!
One of the reasons we love partnering with Defence Force Recruiting is because they encourage you to have an array of skills in your toolbox! It’s not just about hard skills, but also increasing the amount of transferrable skills you have.
If you are one of 100 or even 1000 applications for a single role, getting noticed, having a memorable application or leaving a good and lasting impression is pretty key to nabbing that dream role.
We recently caught up with Tim Rankin a lawyer at Ashurst to discuss workplace culture and how vast people’s different perceptions of workplace culture can be.
A key enterprise skill you will need before you enter a full-time role is collaboration. To give you a heads up on what this may look like, Lisa and Saara are giving you their #NoFilter stories on the collaboration experiences they’ve had throughout their career journeys so far!
We need to realise that most of us aren't learning how to build on skills that we also need to land a job (enterprise skills) and it's our own responsibility to work on these!
With heaps of conflicting information flying at you on the ins and outs of what makes a perfect final year - it can be hard to decide what is best for you.
I think we can all agree that communication is one of the most important elements in our lives!! And there are so many different factors that go into being a good communicator ... whether that be verbal, written or through our body language.
At generationYOU, we don't pretend to know it all when it comes to your career journey ... after all, there is only so much we can teach you ourselves! That's why for our generationYOU Live Events, we enlist the expertise of a huge range of industry professionals.
Our Co-Founder Lisa wrote down her 6 key interview prep tips to help you land your dream role! Once you've prepped and you know your stuff ... it's time to shine!
As I am interning for Bright Conferences (the company who runs generationYOU), I was lucky enough to attend my first generationYOU event. I was uncertain what I could expect from the day but I knew I was in for a unmissable experience and boy, was I right.
There’s a lot of pressure riding on your cover letter. How do you stand out from the tonnes of other applications? Let’s discuss three ways you can inject personality in your cover letter while still being professional!
Oxymoron. noun. A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. For example: Graduate role available. Minimum of 2 years experience required.
So you’ve stumbled across generationYOU through a friend, your University club, on Facebook, or from your mum. But who exactly is generationYOU and what happens at our events?
We kicked off the first day of Autumn (March 1) with the launch of our genYOU Inspire series. Read some of the best tips, tricks and hacks from the session!
Why is connecting with others so important, and is it a true purpose of networking? Well, despite getting yourself some awesome opportunities, you also get to know the stories of some great people who will no doubt have an impact on your life.
In 2018 generationYOU is once again proud to have Ashurst as our national career partner for our live event series. They know as well as we do, how daunting the prospect of graduating from University, finding a job and starting a whole new role can be...
We are incredibly excited to be adding a new event series to the generationYOU event line-up. genYOU Inspire is a series of free short events that bring together local legends to help you improve your career skills and help you unleash your potential at work and in life.
Whether we like it or not, life is a game ... as is work and our careers. We often think that games are trivial or that they rely on luck so we are hesitant to think about something as serious as our life as one.
Hopefully by acing your days with the zen of a yogi, patience of a teacher and determination of a body-builder: we can ensure that when Friday swings around, we’re not sipping on espresso martinis because of #stress but we’re celebrating #success.
We went out into the wild, and asked three industry legends "What's the one thing you do to make networking easy?" Here's what they had to say.
Our 12th genYOU story is on Khairul Razali. Coming to us all the way from Malaysia, Khairul is an ambitious, hard-working and insightful psychology student at Flinders University in Adelaide. Khairul brings an inspiring perspective to our genYOU stories series.
We went out into the wild and asked three awesome industry legends "What do you do regularly to improve your online brand?" Here's what they had to say.
There are 5 mistakes people make without realising it when applying for a job. Don't let one of these be the reason you miss out on landing your dream job!
Royal Military College (RMC) Graduate and Adelaide local Major Genevieve (Gen) Rueger is not only a role model for young women joining the ADF, but a shining example of why being persistent is key to your success and what can be achieved if you set your mind to it.