Job application tips, tricks and hacks.

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 the year on April 10 “Mastering job applications”, we’ve put together the key […]


Sometimes you just gotta ask the question.

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big fan of seizing opportunities. It pains me to watch young people (actually all people) sit back and wait for the opportunities to come to them. What are you waiting for. Stand up and grab those opportunities with both hands people!!! But what about if the opportunity doesn’t […]


An ode to our interns.

Late in August this year, our team had two interns start with us – Sarah and Nicole. Today is their last day in the office … and never have I been so sad to have to say goodbye. For the last 3 months they have been a part of the biggest journey that our team […]


The why’s and how’s of volunteering.

Let’s be real. Being a uni student is hard work. There’s assignment deadlines, group meetings, exams… as well as trying to find time to make money, see our friends and get enough sleep (thank goodness for coffee). If you’re anything like me, you might be wondering whether volunteering is worth your time. By my second […]


Cue the non-verbals.

In 1971, Albert Mehrabian published a book Silent Messages, in which he discussed his research on non-verbal communication. He concluded an individual’s credibility was established with much more than spoken words. In fact, he assigned 55% to the speaker’s body language, and another 38% to the tone of their voice. Only 7% of their credibility was due […]


Full-time life. Myths vs. Reality.

We know that when you’re at university you hear STACKS of stories from beyond … and you sometimes get mixed messages from your friends who have made it into the ‘full-time world’. John landed a position at a consulting firm in Sydney – EVERY Thursday his snapchat story is filled with team drinks. Kate can’t […]


Standing out from the crowd. Candidates who #NailedIt

We often talk about the importance of standing out from the crowd when it comes to job hunting.   After all, 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 […]


Land a job straight after graduation.

So you’ve done the hard yards. The all-nighters. The sh*tty group assignments. The public speaking presentations. The internships. The extra-curricular activities. The volunteer positions. The last three years has turned you into a bitter, aged-beyond-your-years, drinking only black coffee, almost-graduate (only joking) (maybe). Yes. Graduation is right around the corner and you’ve realised there’s one […]


Diving deep into interview prep.

Job hunting is a stressful and exciting time where you can show all you’ve got and hopefully start a new chapter in your life! However, I would be delusional if I didn’t mention how soul-crushing and depressing job hunting can get. That’s why there are so many resources to help you with your CV, cover […]


How to decide if you’re the right fit for a company.

Ok. Let’s think of ‘company culture’ as the personality of a company. It includes heaps of things like how the employees attribute to the work environment, the company mission, value, ethics and its expectations of you (as an employee). If you start looking for or applying these above qualities to a company you’re interested in working for or […]