How to Ask for a Reference Without it Getting Awkward
Oct31

How to Ask for a Reference Without it Getting Awkward

By Mia Casey Asking for a reference can be a little unnerving, particularly if you’ve left a job on a bad note or haven’t spoken to your previous bosses or colleagues for a while. Luckily for you, I’ve put together a quick summary of how you can ask for a reference (without things getting too awkward). Who to ask Ask someone who worked above, but directly with you. That way they can give examples of your work, and have firsthand...

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Why University Students Should Publish On LinkedIn
Oct28

Why University Students Should Publish On LinkedIn

By Katie Smith A career is more than employment, university students can enhance their careers by contributing to the online professional community with their innovative voices through LinkedIn publishing. I present workshops to university students to enhance their online professional identity and I thought it was time that I venture into the world of LinkedIn publishing. I’m excited to do this as I’m eager to learn and...

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How to write effective emails
Oct27

How to write effective emails

By Mia Casey I receive, on average, at least 20 emails a day. Most of these are sales-related (I have a problematic shopping addiction), but for those from all the real people who are emailing me,  it’s easy to separate a well-written email from a poorly-written one. In today’s world, you’re likely to spend more time emailing people at work, than you are talking with them face-to-face. So knowing how to write an effective email is one...

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Why You Should Always Prepare Questions to Ask at an Interview
Oct25

Why You Should Always Prepare Questions to Ask at an Interview

By Courtney Wright Interviews are a test to determine whether you’re a fit for the vacant role, right?  Wrong; that’s only half of the equation.  While interviews are an opportunity for an employer to assess your fit with the role’s requirements, interviews are equally a chance for you to assess your fit with the organisation so if you receive the job offer you’re in a position to accept or decline, armed with...

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5 Skills to Master in Your 20s
Oct24

5 Skills to Master in Your 20s

By Mia Casey For most people, their 20’s is a time of huge personal and professional development. It’s when you’re at uni, building your network, making your first real steps into a career, moving out, paying taxes – all of these steps into actual adulthood. Which can be totally scary, and more than a little intimidating at times. So the question is: what skills should you focus on mastering in your 20’s, to ensure success in the...

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