Technological innovations that feed on each other are making the world an ever more exciting place, and will see the rise of new areas of engineering taking over from the old. Here are just a few of the sectors that are increasingly capturing the imagination. Read More »
When you get a new job, everything about the job is going to be new to you. A new company that you will be working at, you will have a new manager, you will be working with a new team, and you will be meeting new people at the office. This is a very exciting time when you move onto something new in your career but this it is also a time when what you say and what you do on your first day of the new job will be noticed by everyon. Read More »
Australian Mining Companies Facing Critical Skills ShortagesAustralian Mining Companies Facing Critical Skills Shortages
A new report released by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) paints a grim picture for Australian mining companies. Plagued with skills shortages in professional, skilled and semi-skilled professions, mining companies have no choice but to source candidates from overseas. Wages for workers with professional qualifications and experience in engineering, geosciences and civil construction are enjoying rates much higher than in other parts of the world. Read More »
Like it or not, the odds are that you will be self-employed in the very near future. Professor Charles Handy saw this coming in his book “The Age of Unreason” published in 1990, when he predicted that early into the new millennium there would be more contingent workers than those working for organizations. A survey last year, by Kelly Services, found that 44% of workers consider themselves to be free agents. This doesn’t even count the 19 million sole proprietors who run their own small businesses (who were not included in this survey). Read More »
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Each year, New Year’s comes around and people make resolutions and lists of things they like to accomplish in the upcoming year. It’s a time to reflect about where you’ve been, how far you’ve come, and where you plan on going. Now then, something else many people do is to celebrate the New Year’s, often consuming large amounts of alcohol, but all that really does is means that you start the New Year with a hangover. If you want to accomplish your goals, there’s no time for that. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t have a good time with family and friends, of course you should. Read More »
Unless you have been asleep for the past 20 years, you will have noticed that digital content is dominating the marketplace. From the explosion of internet entertainment to new mobile technologies, these ever-expanding platforms not only allow us a wider range of options for communication and play, but they also open up new pathways for brands and companies to communicate directly with consumers. The exciting new field of digital marketing offers new opportunities to connect with your clientele, often times at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing methods. Read More »
We all know there is a weak spot in everything that exists. For a tree, the weak spot is the limb. For our careers, it’s a new job, especially a promotion into management.
The reason it is a weak spot, is that we arrogantly think that what got us here will continue to serve us well going forward. That thinking is the trap. We fail to realize that with each promotion, the job is different, as well as the expectation of us in that new and higher position. Oops!
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Becoming a manager for the first time can be an unnerving and sometimes stressful experience. In many cases, organisations expect you to immediately jump into the role and begin to perform as if you have been there for years. Also, you may have been promoted “out of the blue” and as such have not taken part in any “succession planning” that would have prepared you for the management role.
If you follow the ten steps outlined then you will put yourself in a much better position to develop into your management role than perhaps may have been the case. Read More »
So, you think it is time for a career change? Follow our nine step career change plan and you’ll be well on the way to a more enriching life!
Many people are unhappy in their jobs, but you have made the big decision to change your career. So let’s examine some of the reasons you might have decided that a career change is for you.
Perhaps you are looking for a career with a higher salary? Or looking for a career that allows for a better work life balance? You might have become bored with your current responsibilities, and be looking for a more exciting career? Perhaps a career with more travel? Or more opportunities to make a difference? Or you wish to combine your career with broader interests you have in life? Make sure, however, that it is a career changeyou are seeking, and not just a different employer in the same career. Read More »