Posts by a friend of Accelus
Standing out from the pack: the real story behind career fairs
“Career fair” a term most university students are familiar with. I myself, have attended them frequently through my two university degrees and recently I stepped into the role of an exhibitor and it suddenly opened my eyes to a whole new world. So I thought I’d put down some of the lessons I have learnt…Read More
What do employers look for in a CV?
Speaking honestly: Writing a resume can be a real drag. Updating an existing one however, can be downright painful. If you are reading this, chances are you are looking at greener pastures and about to embark on a new adventure. Well, here’s the good news: learning how to transform your outdated resume can give your…Read More
A story about an internship that changed my life.
As a third year medical science student with a direct pathway into medicine you’d think I’d feel pretty secure in my future. As a university student with many curricular activities like volunteering at a youth group, being the creative events planner in a social enterprise, working as a part-time makeup artist, coaching hockey, tutoring and…Read More
People behind Accelus – Meet Yoanna
Meet Yoana I studied accounting because that’s what my parents wanted me to do. I got a graduate job in the field and never felt happy with what I was doing. I know I had a passion to work with people and so I pursued a career in Human Resources. I quit my job. A…Read More
Three lessons I have learnt that make me excited for tomorrow
As my last days of my degree are approaching, I take a step back to reflect on my journey so far. Not just at university, but how much I’ve grown as a person overall. After so many experiences; good and bad, successes and failures. Moments that filled my heart while others left it broken. In…Read More
Why I’m choosing to focus on now.
I remember when I was a kid, I thought a day would take so long to get through and afternoons of playing seemed endless. Summer holidays felt like forever and every year leading up to my next birthday felt so far away. Fast forward a few years. Now, I feel that my days fly by…Read More
Banish the green eyed monster. Focus on your strengths
Let’s face it, we live in a world of comparison. Each day we find our names, our abilities, our skills, our knowledge, our wealth, our test scores, our performance and anything else in between being constantly ranked against each other. We’re told, “focus on your strength, they make you, you” and “nobody can be a…Read More
Beginners guide: 4 smart strategies to find your strengths
It’s funny, I am a recent graduate in search of my future. Throughout my studies, at work I see people walking around, oblivious to the things that are so clear. Their natural strengths and talents influence how they see the world. They’re how they deal with problems, they’re the foundation of their future choices. Yet…Read More
How knowing your strengths can rewrite your future
Your strengths are the start of it. Finding it, and incorporating it into your life. First with small steps, who knows what future you can create for yourself. My guess, it’s a one brighter than you can possibly imagine.Read More
Why I left my job in accounting.
I believe your strengths can help you find your purpose. It doesn’t have to be defined as one big thing or one great achievement. It can simply be a way of making the most of your life by using your unique gifts and talents.Read More
A working mothers journey into uncertainty
The moment my daughter entered our world, she simultaneously both made and unmade everything I thought I knew about life. Up to that point, I considered myself perhaps somewhat in possession of enough experience and ‘know-how’ to accomplish what I felt I had been given to accomplish. One look at this tiny human entrusted into…Read More
What happened to my job?
Ten years. A lot can change in that time. Ten years ago, I spent my time waiting for friends to come online so we could chat on MSN. Ten years ago I had to monotonously click one button 3 times just to get the letter I wanted while texting on the old school brick phones.…Read More
In the pursuit of passion
“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —Bishop T.D. Jakes But what do you do if you have more than one passion? For me, it’s makeup or medicine. I’ve recently discovered one of my passions in makeup artistry. Each time I go…Read More
Confessions (and learnings) of a 20-year-old.
Okay, I confess. I’m 20 years old, I have a Bachelor’s degree, and I still don’t know what career I want. I am currently taking a year off from study to explore my interests and potential career paths. It is a year full of uncertainty. But is it necessary to label this a confession? What…Read More
Inclusion is not an adjective
Tasked with writing a piece that celebrates diversity for International Women’s’ Day I set off to see what the internet thought. I was overwhelmed by the number of events, discussions and blog posts that google returned. International Women’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the success and stories of women across the world. However…Read More
This is what sparks our imaginations. It’s what influences our creativity. When I first picked up LEAN IN, I had just run into my first glass ceiling. I remember standing in the bookshop, deflated, disillusioned and de-energised. I had no idea what to do or how to navigate around it. Sheryl’s words literally jumped off…Read More
Connections, the soul behind diversity
As I sat at the dinner table with my family enjoying a hot bowl of pho, I thought about the journey my parents have had as migrants to Australia. They immigrated from Vietnam in the 70’s escaping the horrors of war. Here they worked incredibly hard, adapting to a foreign country, which they now call…Read More
We live in a society so advanced in technology and scientific breakthroughs, but we are lacking behind in education and living. The traditional norms of education still remain the same as they did thirty years ago, forty years ago, fifty years ago… We are still taught the same linear equation to life that our parents…Read More
Dear graduating student
Dear student, I know many of you work very hard at University – constantly motivating yourself to get good grades, have a good social life and discover your passions but what do you want the most at the end of all of this? I hear you; because I am one of you. We all want…Read More
Is your cover letter outdated?
Whether you’re applying for your first part time job at your local McDonalds or a full-time position at the company of your dreams, you need a cover letter. “By why?” I hear you ask, “It’s so outdated.” One of the most common things I hear in today’s market is that cover letters are not necessary,…Read More