Keep Calm and Carry On: Workplace Wellness and the Work-Life Balance
May15

Keep Calm and Carry On: Workplace Wellness and the Work-Life Balance

By Mia Casey Many companies have workplace wellness programs, designed to help staff stay healthy and maintain a high level of productivity in the workplace. Unfortunately, many employers (and employees) see these programs as a ‘ticking the box’ exercise that undermines many of the benefits of such initiatives. And this comes at a time where ‘76% of the world’s workers still admit to struggling with their overall wellness’. This...

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Can You Handle Rejection??
May12

Can You Handle Rejection??

By Cerys Rogers Getting the right job at the right company can be a difficult process. However, remember that good things take time and you’re not the only one to have received rejection. It is a common process many go through, and you can choose to make the best of the experience and show professionalism. Here are 4 tips on how to handle job rejection and learn from it: 1. Don’t take it personally Receiving criticism can be...

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Benefits of Bilingualism: How Being Bilingual Can Make You More Employable
May08

Benefits of Bilingualism: How Being Bilingual Can Make You More Employable

By Mia Casey Australia is a largely monolingual culture, regardless of government initiatives to increase the level of language learning in schools. As Professor Clyne, author of Australia’s Language Potential, has noted, Australia is “a nation rich in language resources, yet characterised (at government and community level) by monolingual thinking”. Unlike Europe, where 54% of the European population speak at least two languages,...

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How to Land an Internship (and Be Amazing When You Do)
May05

How to Land an Internship (and Be Amazing When You Do)

By Mia Casey While internships are essential, landing one can be difficult, particularly if you’ve never approached the task before. Luckily, there are ways you can easily overcome these difficulties. Career Consultant, Helena Asher-Chiang, gave us some advice on how simple it can be to carve a place for yourself in the industry, and what you can do to discover new opportunities. You’ve got to be proactive While finding a job or...

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From intern to editor: Latte magazine’s Rebecca Bodman
May03

From intern to editor: Latte magazine’s Rebecca Bodman

By Rebecca Bodman (Originally posted on Business Chicks) As part of my uni degree, I had to complete a six-month paid internship. As an 18-year-old who’d just moved from Canberra to Sydney, six months of full-time paid work that counted toward my degree, meant I was cheering. I also kind of felt like a character in Gossip Girl – an internship felt so chic – especially at a five star hotel. When an internship is good, it’s really good....

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