This week we analyze how to get the most out of people we interview, how to turn around bad interviews, and how to use the holiday season to make us more creative.

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A wealth of knowledge and experience lives within University of Sydney’s alumni network and recent graduates are now tapping into it through mentorship.

Elena Biancardi was working as a physio in Italy, but she was driven to start her own fashion company. Determined to learn how to succeed in business, she moved to Sydney to study innovation and entrepreneurship, and discovered the alumni mentoring program. With guidance from her mentor, she’s taken her business to the next level.

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This week we analyze how to get the most out of people we interview, how to turn around bad interviews, and how to use the holiday season to make us more creative.

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This week we analyze differences between millennials and older workers, and we ask you to purposely make yourself a little bit uncomfortable.

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We’re excited to launch a new feature that will help connect more students and alumni than ever before. Starting next week, whenever you request a consultation with an advisor, you’ll be given the option to send that request to other similar advisors as well. This will enable you to fill your request faster, garner multiple perspectives, and meet great new advisors.

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This week we look at how you can find a meaningful job, get hired after 50, and talk about why you should never tell someone to relax.

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Sometimes, it’s not a skillset or specialized degree that a candidate needs to enter a new career—it’s a broader perspective. Oftentimes, it’s difficult to know what sorts of opportunities you’re missing out on until you talk to people who can show those opportunities to you.

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When Nisarg Shah first began looking for jobs, he wasn’t sure whether his background would land him the career that he wanted. Nisarg knew that his undergraduate degree in engineering  and banking experience in India gave him a unique, analytical edge, but he wasn’t sure if he could easily break into consulting and business strategy in Canada. After some initial unsuccessful efforts to land a job, Nisarg found his confidence waning, and thought perhaps his engineering background—and status as an international exchange student—might be to blame.

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Hybrid jobs, networking like a successful person, and what you can learn from working in food service. This week we are exploring what we can all do to interview and succeed in the modern workplace. If you like what you read, please forward it to a friend or colleague.

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For the better part of an hour, you’ve done your best to answer questions about your strengths, your weaknesses, and your five-year plan. It’s been awkward. By the time the interviewer asks “So, any questions for me,” you’re spent. But it’s not over yet. There’s ample opportunity for failure and redemption in how you answer this last critical job interview question.

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