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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,

Connectivity in the Virtual Workplace

We all know the world of work is changing. There is so much noise about what jobs will be taken by Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and the future of work. Globalisation and Technology have been spruiked as major game changes in the talent space for a while now and I still believe these factors to

The high ROI of strong workplace foundations

I promise that this article will not become yet another about that virus, there are already plenty of those circling the internet.  Suffice to say that it is an interesting time for workplaces and their leaders right now, one that will test our capabilities. Instead, this article is about the importance of sustainable strategies that

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

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

Career Advice for Job Seekers on Holidays; Why It’s Important to Stay Relevant!

The end of the year is nigh and as a job seeker, there is no better time to be prepared for 2020 than now. Here is what you should be doing to remain relevant in the job market and ahead of the pack this new year. As the festive season has just passed us by,

To temp or not to temp…

It is no secret nor a revelation that the world of employment is fast changing. To add to this, contract or temporary employment is growing at an extraordinary pace. More than ever, working Australians are considering the “gig-economy” and this is received with an uptick in demand from employers. To add to this, the demand

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

Interviews are a two-way street

They are two words that can send a shiver down a grown adult’s spine. Some people will tell you that they are quite confident when it comes to interviewing or that they don’t mind that part of the process, but most of us are very nervous at the mere thought of interviewing for a job.