Know your worth

I have written previously about the benefits of volunteering. Not just in terms of doing a good thing for those less fortunate, but also in terms of gaining industry experience where you might not have otherwise had the opportunity. However, let’s be clear – working for free is not the same as volunteering. Yet, for

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Cover Letters: Trash or Treasure?

  When I was young (circa the Warwick Capper Era), our school careers advisors would talk about applying for work and how important it was to give the right impression when applying for a job. My handwriting sucked, so I was glad when ‘Word Processors’ came along and made the whole thing easier. Then came

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Should I stay or should I go?

I’ve always been intrigued by people who leave employment security and stability to follow a new path. The people that pursue the unknown, and in turn reject the predictable future that had been laid out in front of them. I’m not talking about the ‘quit your day job and pursue your passion’ type advocates. Those

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Reclaim your life!

I was speaking to my accountant recently who was boasting about his unwavering work ethic. The drive and sacrifices it took to grow his business from a one-man operation to now, having nearly 20 full time employees. There’s no doubt that this is impressive. However, the road to his success meant very rarely taking a

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Why temping could be the perfect solution

The job hunt often begins enthusiastically. Your first online search yields a long list of results and it’s difficult to decide what to apply for first. Things look promising! But if you aren’t one of the lucky ones who strike out early, it’s probable that your motivation for completing endless job applications will dwindle. And

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But they’ll think I’m too old!

I recently went to one of our clients to do an outplacement talk to team of high-performing customer service-based staff who were coming to the end of the project they were hired for. The group was quite diverse, with a veritable mix of backgrounds, gender and ages. After giving an array of insider hints, tips

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