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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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Career Change after the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games for a Gifted Elite Athlete

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The Winter Olympics has arrived with a spectacular opening ceremony to kick off the games. I love to see gifted elite sportsmen & women at their potential but have you ever wondered what happens post-Olympics for them when they return to their respective countries. Many have dedicated 10 years plus to prepare for the games,…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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Are you Gifted? Identification of Giftedness- Why it affects your Career Choices

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Have you ever wondered if you are gifted?  What does it mean and what are the tell-tale signs of Gifted Adults. Before making career decisions, regardless of who you are, it’s a question worth considering. There are many gifted adults working in corporations, institutions and small business that don’t even know that their gifted and…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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Does a High ATAR Score 99.95% guarantee you a Happy and Successful Career?

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Not necessarily. In the past we have seen that of more than 65,000 school leavers in NSW, only 48 of them achieved HSC ATAR scores of 99.95% that will allow them to apply for medicine at Sydney University. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that of this 48 some would still miss out on the 30…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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Secret Life of Walter Mitty Movie- Review from Career Perspective

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The Christmas Season is always a great time to see the latest flick from Hollywood. I was not disappointed with Ben Stiller’s latest film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Movie. The film is a modern take on James Thurber’s short story of 1939. Screen writer Steve Conrad, brings the story of an ordinary working…Read More

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Creative Careers- Book Review: Finding the Next Steve Jobs

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If you are interested in pursuing creative careers or need to source creative people for your organisation, this book is for you. The founder of the gaming company Atari, Nolan Bushnell gives an inspiring insight of how he has hired and nurtured creative employees in all of his businesses over the last 30 years. Bushnell…Read More

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