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Strategies for Managing Workplace Stress

In today’s fast-paced and demanding work environments, stress has become an unwelcome companion for many employees. The Australian HR Institute has conducted a survey detailing the principal stresses Australian employees face coming into 2024. The survey was conducted among 600+ senior HR professionals and decision-makers across Australia’s private, public, and not-for-profit organisations. Causes of workplace…Read More

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How to Improve as a Leader by Avoiding these Mistakes

With a wealth of experience in both the corporate world and as a dedicated career counselor, I’ve witnessed the repercussions of leadership errors in organizations. It’s clear that many organizations often overlook their most valuable asset— their people. Time constraints often lead corporate managers to sideline the essential task of tending to their staff’s needs….Read More

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Made Redundant in 2024? Secrets to Bounce Back Stronger

When you are told you will be made redundant there are many emotions that hit you all at once. Shock, denial, worry and fear are some of the main emotions that come up. While you are working through the process of grieving a loss like a redundancy, it is important to know that you do…Read More

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Returning to Work

If you are an adult who has taken a break from full-time work you may have done so for many reasons. Some reasons may include raising children, looking after elderly parents, or sudden illness with yourself or a family member. When adults want to go back to work, barriers to employment usually appear as the…Read More

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Secret Gifted Minds: How a Gifted Person Thinks Differently

Career Expert Insight into How a Gifted Person Thinks When you meet a gifted person, you are meeting an individual who brings emotions, feelings, and thinking at a far deeper level than the average person. Take examples of the gifted Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Nicole Kidman & Quentin Tarantino all masters in their fields.  They…Read More

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Embracing Change: Why Career Changes in 2024 Are the Norm

If you start a career today, you are likely to experience 5 career changes and have 17 jobs over your lifetime. You are probably surprised at that prediction. The whole idea of changing career paths can sound scary. The practical steps of changing may have you feeling career stuck on what to do and how…Read More

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Work Getting Heavy? What are Signs of Stress at Work

The greatest health epidemic of this century may surprise you and it’s happening every day. Work related stress may seem like a normal thing to cope with but for some, it can have devastating outcomes for their personal well-being if they allow it to continue. The longer you are exposed to work stresses the higher…Read More

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Amazing Gifted Few: Traits of People Who Are Gifted

Have you ever wondered if you are gifted?  What does it mean and what are the tell-tale signs of people who are gifted? Before making career decisions, regardless of who you are, read my gifted guide below to gain a deeper understanding. There are many gifted and talented people working in corporations, institutions, and small…Read More

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Is the Fear of Failure holding you back in Your Career?

Failure is not a word we all like. For the majority, the very word brings up negative emotions of embarrassment, humiliation, and an association with punishment. It’s almost as if we have been brainwashed by society and the media to think that anything but perfectionism will do. The Fear of Failure is a key barrier…Read More

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University vs Tafe – Which is Right for You?

The University vs Tafe Decision The question of University vs Tafe has always been the comparison parents and their children make when deciding what to do post-school gate. Tafe has always been a large provider of post-secondary education in Australia with a wide offering of courses across many campuses spread all over Australia. They tend…Read More