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Mental Health First Aid 2018 Public Schedule

Our Mental Health First Aid Public Workshops are set for 2018 and we are taking registrations! Contact us now for more details. Download a copy of the schedule by clicking on the link below: mhfa-public-schedule-2018

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Older Workers – a reflection on personal accountability as a mature candidate

I was interested to listen to a great article on the ABC recently about older workers in Australia and the economic benefit to Australia if we increased the number of older Australians in work. Jeremy Thorpe, economics and policy partner with PwC, said that “we estimate that is if we could get Australia’s employability or […]

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Fill the Tank – A reflection on motivation and burnout

  So you’ve got a great idea. A real winner. It could make a fortune, not to mention a huge contribution to your community. All you have to do is – meh…. who am I kidding. Back to the couch, back to certainty, back to – mediocrity. Does this sound familiar? Someone once told me […]

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Job vs. Career

Your career is a book you are in the process of writing, and you won’t know what happens until the end. But like any great author, it is possible (and very important) to imagine, to visualise what it might look like.

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Passionista or Uberslashie? The future of talent (according to some)….

Australian employers should shift from their “myopic” focus on hiring specialists to embrace workers with broad-ranging skills, according to a researcher and author. Experience in areas including humanities, social sciences, economics and graphic design have all become increasingly important as every industry becomes transformed by the web, Paul X. McCarthy told HR Daily. “The web […]

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Generalist or Specialist? The mid career crisis…

I am sure most of you will have heard about “climbing the corporate ladder” – where moving “up” in an organisation is the only way to further your career. Other kinds of moves in organisations are met usually with a raised eyebrow – such as “sideways moves” or “backward steps” – as though it implies […]

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Guess What? You’re a sales person

Job Seeking is a sales process. Anticipation and preparation for a certain amount of rejection is important if you are to function well, especially when you finally get to interview stage (which you most definitely will.) We have noticed many job seekers over the years underestimate just how much they were being impacted by the […]

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Giving & Receiving Feedback

Having trouble giving feedback to your team members? It might be about your reputation. Try this simple 3 step process…

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Are You Satisfied?

We hear a lot of discussion these days about people feeling satisfied at work (or not). The most astounding statistic I heard in the last 12 months was from a survey taken in Australia that found that 63% of employees were currently dissatisfied with their jobs. Now I know we all have our bad days, […]

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Generalist or Specialist?

At some point in our careers, we reach a fork in the road. The only recognised way ahead is to choose the Generalist route where we spend our time managing others. However, many of us are driven by specialisation – we have a strong desire to become a subject matter expert, a “guru” in our field. Which path are you facing?

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Should I stay, or should I go?

Having a career Thrisis (or ‘Thirties Crisis’) raises a lot of questions. Am I on the right path? What are my highest value skills? What does work-life balance look like? Before making your next career move, reflection is often the best starting point.

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Why you should always ring first before sending in your resume.

The Internet has made it much easier to apply for jobs but it’s a double edged sword – it’s much easier to be rejected accidentally. Resumes are scanned in seconds and if things aren’t leaping off the page they get rejected. So, how do you make sure your CV isn’t dragged to the trash?

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