Kelly Kendall-Jones

Kelly Kendall-Jones is a Career Development Consultant within the Curtin Careers team. She joined Curtin in 2020, leaving behind a lengthy career as a teacher and career counsellor in the secondary education system. Growing up in Canada, she never imagined she would move half way across the world in 1996, but after 25 years in Perth, she can’t imagine living anywhere else, even if it’s taken her that long to understand Aussie slang!

As for the differences between working in the high school setting to a university environment, she maintains the end result is the same; feeling a deep sense of satisfaction in assisting students in realising their goals and aspirations, one individual at a time. And if they know anything about ice hockey, that’s an added bonus.

Nailing networking

November 23, 2021

Networking - many of us have a love/hate relationship with it. You’ve probably heard about the power of networking as a tool to enhance your job prospects, improve your interpersonal skills, stay on top of... Read More

Make it memorable

November 18, 2021

In our previous article, we looked at the power of LinkedIn as a tool to help you build and develop your professional presence. You’ve now uploaded your photo, chosen a banner that reflects your personality... Read More

It’s all about you!

November 16, 2021

Whether you’re in first year, about to graduate, studying a post-grad course, or somewhere in between, you should be on LinkedIn. Yes, you heard right, you should be on LinkedIn! Take a moment to take... Read More

A closer look

November 12, 2021

We previously looked at addressing selection criteria and how this is sometimes a requirement when you’re applying for a job. While they can be painful and time consuming to write, selection criteria are used... Read More

Are you a STAR applicant?

November 9, 2021

We’ve been banging on the past few weeks about cover letters, resumes and interviews, and now it’s time to delve into the exciting world of... drum roll please... writing selection criteria. Addressing a... Read More

Your big day

November 4, 2021

In our last post, we explored what you should be doing to prepare for the interview. This was all about doing your research about the organisation and the role in the lead-up to the big day. So, you’ve... Read More

Prepare yourself!

November 3, 2021

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve looked at how to write a captivating cover letter and craft a compelling resume. As a result, you’ve submitted a winning application and have secured yourself an... Read More

Are you the right fit?

October 28, 2021

My previous post emphasised the importance of tailoring your resume for each job you apply for. Remember, one size does not fit all! Hopefully it got you thinking and making some adjustments. But, just... Read More

One size does not fit all

October 25, 2021

My past couple of posts explored the exciting world of cover letters. Now that we’ve cracked the code on that topic, let’s dive into the fascinating, and sometimes contentious, realm of resume writing! If... Read More

Cover letters – the how!

October 21, 2021

We recently looked at the purpose of cover letters. So now that we’ve got the why out of the way, let’s get stuck into the how. As the old adage goes, practice makes perfect! (Sorry, now I’m sounding... Read More