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Vivid Sydney Creativity- One of the Keys to Creating Jobs

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Contributed by Guest Writer David Bell The Vivid Sydney Festival has become a Sydney annual event where creativity through lighting, ideas and music is showcased. For Sydneysiders, the festival provides an opportunity to be entertained, come together with family and friends and to see the city in a different and creative light. It attracts tourists…Read More

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Workplace Flexibility- Need to Reengineer the Workplace

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It’s official if you were born after 1965 be prepared to work until your 70 years of age. Today, Australia’s treasurer Joe Hockey announced that the retirement age is to be lifted to 70 by 2035. With an ageing population, this was inevitably going to happen at some point. Coming from Generation X myself, I’m…Read More

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Is Fear of Failure holding you back from your next Career Move?

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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. Fear of Failure is a key barrier that…Read More

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Teenage Career Advice- Reframing a Typical Teenager Career Question

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It’s a shame that in the 21st century we are still asking our teenagers the question,“What do you want to be when you grow up?. It’s an outdated question and is not useful to them when considering their wide options outside the school gate. They are often asked this question at the most stressful time…Read More

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Making the most of a Careers Fair

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A Careers Fair is a great opportunity for employers and universities to be marketing their organisation or learning institution to potential employees or future students. If you are clear about your career direction, take advantage of these careers fair events to find out the reality of your career ideas. These events are held at various…Read More

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Will new Gradjobs be available at the end of your degree?

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This is a question perhaps most university students don’t ask or want to worry about at this point unless they are in final year. There seems to be a misconception that having a university degree will guarantee you new gradjobs. That might have been the case in the late 1980’s but not these days. If…Read More

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Quick positive steps to take after being made Redundant

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When you are told you will be losing your job and being 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…Read More

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Home Schooled Student teaches us about Hacking

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Sit back and listen to what young Logan LaPlante has to say. An inspiring home schooled 13-year-old teenager who is a shining example of how he is taking control of his education and learning, making strategic decisions that will ultimately lead him to living a career life that has purpose and meaning. Home Schooled Logan…Read More

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Benefits of Hiring Older Workers

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The tide is starting to turn and the job market is starting to ditch the negative stereotypes of aging and start the allocation of jobs for over 50-year-olds. Some employers are starting to utilise the value of people aged 50 and up. I can see it in retail and I’m hearing the voices of mature…Read More

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How to find the Right Career starts with YOU! – New Year Career Advice

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A New Year always prompts people to question if they are happy or unhappy with their current job situation. Some show courage to take the necessary steps to make a change for the better while others shy away and procrastinate from taking any action. If you have been unhappy with your job last year and…Read More

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