Positive Psychology in the Workplace
Jul31

Positive Psychology in the Workplace

By Mia Casey Of all the soft skills you’ll likely accumulate in your lifetime, teamwork is one of the most important. It often incorporates several other transferable skills, including interpersonal communication, time management, delegation, and emotional intelligence skills. One of the most important elements of establishing successful teamwork within the workplace, is making sure positive psychology (or more specifically,...

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Keep Calm and Career On!
Jul28

Keep Calm and Career On!

By Esita Sogotubu According to McCrindle, a school leaver today will stay in a job for 3.3 years on average thereby having 17 jobs, and 5 careers in their lifetime. A few weeks ago, I was creating a workshop on Online Portfolios for UTSoC when I had a “moment” of doubt – thinking, “What gives me the credibility (besides being a career practitioner) to be designing and delivering this workshop?” That moment quickly passed when I...

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4 Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago
Jul24

4 Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

By Mia Casey With technology the way that it is, it’s no surprise that the career landscape has changed over the last few years. But the impact these changes have had on available career paths has been intense. There are dozens of jobs available today, that didn’t even exist more than 10 years ago – and some estimate that close to 65% of kids starting school now ‘will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that aren’t...

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Get The Most Out Of Your Casual Job
Jul21

Get The Most Out Of Your Casual Job

By Matt Edwards While some casual roles revolve around menial work and seemingly pointless tasks, it’s still an important step in your employment journey. Exploring casual employment with the attitude that it’s not worth your time really doesn’t do justice to the value you can attain from such roles as a precursor to your dream job. If you search for the right opportunities, not just wherever will pay you an hourly rate, you can...

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When It’s Alright to Say No
Jul17

When It’s Alright to Say No

By Mia Casey If you’ve ever seen Jim Carey’s Yes Man then you know that saying yes to everything isn’t always the best idea.  Yet we are often told that saying ‘yes’ is the key to progression – to opportunities, relationships, career success, or general life achievements. While this may be true in many cases, this particular mentality has led to an influx of people whole feel guilty for saying ‘no’. Whether it’s to opportunities or to...

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Have You Got Grit?
Jul14

Have You Got Grit?

By Lauren Robertson The other day I was reminded of a podcast I listened a few years ago that really stuck with me. The theme for the podcast was success; or more specifically, whether there is a common link between those who thrive in life and achieve their goals, compared to those who just never seem to quite get there. The podcast centred on research that looked at everyone from professional elite athletes, to newbie teachers...

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3 Ways to Shut Down Career FOMO And Feel Like A Total Boss Again
Jul10

3 Ways to Shut Down Career FOMO And Feel Like A Total Boss Again

By Mia Casey We’ve all felt it before – that sick drop at the base of your stomach when you see your friends and colleagues on social media, living the good life, and getting promotions or dream jobs left, right, and centre. Not only are you more than a little jealous of their successes, but you also feel like a horrible person for not being completely over-the-moon excited for them. That’s Career FOMO. And it sucks. Symptoms of...

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The Importance Of Active Listening Skills For Interviews
Jul07

The Importance Of Active Listening Skills For Interviews

By Domonique Delgado So after numerous applications for your dream internship or graduate role, you’ve now been selected for an interview. An often nerve-racking experience, it’s easy to become anxious about the prospect of attending an interview. Despite this, it’s important to remain calm and, most importantly, really listen to the questions posed to you by the interviewer in order to ensure success. General feedback from employers...

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Networking Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word (And Here’s Why)
Jul03

Networking Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word (And Here’s Why)

By Mia Casey Networking gets a bad rap – people often see it as a sleazy way to make ‘fake friends’, all based around this idea that you’ll one day be able to help each other out career-wise. Well, it really doesn’t have to be that way. Networking, when done right, is a great way to surround yourself with people passionate about your industry, who can provide encouragement and support throughout your career. Ever ace an important...

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