plan your next career move

How to plan your next career move in 6 easy steps When was the last time you were really excited about your job? If you can’t remember, maybe it’s time to stop and rethink your career. Often, we end up in jobs and career paths because opportunities present themselves and it seemed like the right…

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Changing careers

The 7 most important questions to ask yourself before a career change ‘Act in haste, repent at leisure’, as the saying goes – and for career changers, this could not be truer. A complete career change is a major undertaking involving large amounts of time, effort and commitment – and because we spend so much…

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Redundancy

If you’re in a job function, organisation or industry that is undergoing rapid transformation or disruption, you’ll know that some roles are quickly becoming outdated and even redundant. For some job functions, the writing is on the wall – whether it’s production-line manufacturing jobs that are being automated, print publishing sub-editors who are no longer…

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Five things to consider before quitting

Are you feeling underpaid and undervalued at work? You are not alone. The latest Hudson research1 has found that 30.82% of employees surveyed in Australia felt that they were underpaid, a decrease from 36.22% who felt underpaid in 2018. Furthermore, 50.78% of the respondents received no pay increase in the last year and it wasn’t…

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professional new year resolution

Will you make a set of new year’s resolutions on January 1, like so many of us do every year? And more importantly, will you still remember them a month later? The reality is that few of us actually stick to our resolutions and achieve the goals we set in the first flush of new…

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how to become a people manager

After a few years in junior to mid-level roles, you might have reached a point where you want to become a people manager. Yet how do you show that you are capable of becoming a people manager when you don’t have experience managing a team? Even without past management experience, what’s important is that you…

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Typing up a development plan

Why you need a professional development plan? How a professional development plan can assist your career planning A great career doesn’t just happen by itself. Like anything else you want to achieve in life, a successful career takes time, effort and most importantly, planning, to get right. For that reason, a professional development plan in…

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accelerate your professional skills

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” So said Mahatma Gandhi and it’s the learning issue that has many of us breaking into a sweat. But there is a way out. Do you feel you need to improve your skills? Hone an existing strength? Train up…

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Networking

The importance of networking can’t be overstated; it’s one of the best ways to find out about job opportunities and is crucial for any career-minded professional. But it’s something that seems to come naturally to some, but not to others. If you’re one of those people who finds networking difficult, here are some suggestions to…

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build rapport quickly

First day of work can sometimes be a tad overwhelming. Not only are you tasked with learning everything about your new role, but you also need to learn the name of your colleagues, their roles and how the organisation runs. To help you ease into your new workplace, here are some ice breakers so you…

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