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HOW GOOD IS YOUR BEST? Tips to bring your “A” game now

If ever there was a time to be at your best, it is now. Life is tough at the moment and it is swinging punches at us with a fury like never before.  We can curl up and be pummeled or bring our “A” game and start punching back.  Of course, I mean this figuratively

Looking for work? Here’s two useful tips.

“Jason, how many careers exactly have you had?” Even though I was speaking to someone I had known for over 20 years, I didn’t initially know how to answer this question. Although my career has been relatively stable, I’ve still managed to transition between areas of expertise including Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Recruitment, Automotive, Geolocation Technology,

2020…Business as unusual

If someone had told me eighteen months ago that I’d be working and living in a new city, I wouldn’t have believed them. I was happy enough in my routine, I was comfortable with where I was at. As 2019 began to draw to a close,  I chose to reflect on the year. Was I satisfied

Climb Hurdles To Benefit From Change

So far, the beginning of this year has been full of change for me. I have moved into a new soccer team; my partner has decided to progress with a new career; and last weekend, we moved into a new house. I do not mind change, however, if there are too many things changing in

Career Tips – Ensure Your Skills Remain Transferable

In October 2017 I wrote Evolution is Unstoppable, an article demonstrating how customer loyalty doesn’t last forever.  Loyalty is challenged when people have the luxury of choice… often the new options are better, faster and cheaper.  At that time, Holden had just ended its Australian motor vehicle manufacturing and the once mighty “Roaring Lion” was

Dad/Life/Work Balance

For my wife and I, having our first child was a brilliant moment in both of our lives. February 10, 2019 was a heck of day, actually, so was the night of the 9th! From this point on my wife and I embarked on a challenging year with new and diverse obstacles. My wife and

Diversity In The Workplace – More Than Just Meeting A Quota

Diversity in the workplace is becoming a more and more prominent issue in today’s society with organisations having ‘quotas’ in terms of male to female ratios to achieve gender balance. I was having a conversation with a group of male and female friends about this recently and it turned into a somewhat lively discussion about

Resume Writing Tips

Having a well-written, professional resume is extremely important. Your resume is the first impression you get to make and is the most important tool that you have to impress your potential employer. Whether you’ve got years of experience or are newly joining the workforce, your chance of securing an interview is much more likely if

Tips to Handle Change

Not only is 2020 a new year but also the start of a new decade. Exciting times! 2020 will of course bring with it a word that we hear a lot but may not like all the time, a word that excites some but that can dis-engage others, a word that that can evoke different