When John asked me to write a blog post I was stumped. I had not written in a few years and the idea of writing again scared the jeez out of me. I sat at my desk researching, reading and finally realised that what I wanted to write about is not about recruitment tips and
Our lives are so packed with things we need to do, it is often hard to find time to work on the things we actually want to do. If we don’t actively carve out time in our busy schedules to work on ourselves and our passions, without question, our time will get easily lost in
Everyone wants to be liked, and whilst popularity amongst peers might seem more fitting when describing a school yard, we are now know realising that likeability can be just as important in a work context. And whilst it’s important to get along with your colleagues, it’s the relationships with clients, suppliers and customers where this
After a brilliant first month of frolicking and exploring what seemed a significant portion of Australia’s stunning east coast (actually a tiny speck on the map) my funds were non-existent and I started job seeking. Working Holiday 417 Visas specify that the holder may work for a maximum of 6 months for any one employer.
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
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
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