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A Vision Beyond 2020

The 1st January 2020 is just around the corner and it got me thinking about the start of a new decade and all the things I’d like to achieve over the next ten years.  It also got me reflecting on the past ten years with the realization of how much my life and work has

Feeling undervalued or underpaid?

I recently caught up with a good friend of mine over a few drinks and she was feeling unsure and had a few concerns about her current role.  For the purpose of this blog, her name will be Sally.  Sally started off by saying how much she loves her job, her team, her manager and

Work and Workout

Now it’s all good and well to say that you will exercise but life and work can get in the way – trust me, I know! When I first left uni and began working full-time I really struggled with the adjustment for the first 1.5-2 years. I stopped exercising, I ate out a lot/got takeaway

The Ups and Downs of Any Job

A common theme I’ve found speaking to people over the last few months is that there is no such thing as a perfect job. While this may seem like common sense, it’s still a notion that people bring up when looking for the next step in their career; the illustrious “Perfect Job”. In reality, all

Landed that Great Job, Now Land that Great Start!

Starting a new job can be scary, especially with new people, in a new place with different ways of doing things. It’s not something we can avoid in our lifetime and for some it can be daunting. I myself have recently gone through the same process of starting a new job simply to further my

Are you the toxic boss or work colleague?

I often meet with clients and contacts at a discrete coffee shop to talk through current or future projects we are working on.  I often get there 15 minutes early for some quiet time to plan and get myself organised for the meeting.  I am constantly stunned and amazed at the number of people who

Does passion in the workplace really exist?

It can be so frustrating when you hear people say, “Just follow your passion!” Or, my personal favourite “if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life.” Yeah, sure, you’d love to, if only you knew what your passion was. Why do some people get excited to

Where do I start?

You could be new to the Brisbane market, looking for your first full-time role out of university, venturing out after a long stint or looking to get into a new industry or stream of work. So here are a few pointers.

7 Signs You Should Find a New Job

Are you having a difficult time at work? Are you feeling dissatisfied with your job? Now, very few people will be leaping out of bed to go to work on a Monday. No one is constantly thrilled to go into work. We all have those days when we’d rather be doing anything else. However, that shouldn’t