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4 Reasons Why It's Never too Late to Return to Study

4 Reasons Why It's Never too Late to Return to Study

In May 2016, 20% of Australians were enrolled in a formal programme of study. The older the population, the less likely they were to be studying – with just 2.7% of people aged 55 to 64 years of age studying as of May 2016. And since we never stop learning, we look at four common objections and explain why it’s never too late to return to study.…

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Who Runs the World? Girls! - Leadership Growth for Women

Who Runs the World? Girls! - Leadership Growth for Women

Beyoncé once proclaimed, "Who runs the world? Girls!" so we did a bit of research to see if she was right and found that the presence of the mythical ‘girl boss’ is still sadly lacking. We look at two Australian organisations that have made efforts to attract more female employees...…

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Dream Career: How to Climb the Career Ladder

Dream Career: How to Climb the Career Ladder

Feel like you’re plodding through life instead of soaring? Wish you could feel excited about your job? Fed up with being told what to do and want to be the boss? So how can you plan to climb the career ladder to get your dream career? Let’s find out.…

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Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills

We read a lot about the skills that employers seek but far too few of us take time out to analyse our own employable skills and qualities. In this post, we look at four areas that could just be the skills to pay the bills.…

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Australian Careers Survey 2016 Results

Australian Careers Survey 2016 Results

Upskilled’s Annual Australian Career Survey is aimed at helping people better understand Australia’s ever-evolving education and workplace needs. To find out about the full state of the Australian workforce and see the full Australian Careers Survey 2016 results, continue reading...…

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A Gap Year, But Not As You Imagined It

A Gap Year, But Not As You Imagined It

Keeping yourself motivated throughout a long career can be difficult in even the most interesting of jobs. You should take time once in a while to consider alternative options. Choosing to take a gap year from your career can be a productive way of taking stock.…

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This is Why Small Businesses Need to Invest in an IT Expert

This is Why Small Businesses Need to Invest in an IT Expert

Often, small businesses start off with very few employees with everyone lending a hand in all areas of the business but it will soon become evident that something like your IT infrastructure is so central to the success of your business that the services of an expert are required. We look at the reasons that small businesses need to invest in an IT expert.…

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Big Tech Trends to Expect in 2017

Big Tech Trends to Expect in 2017

Job opportunities in the IT sector continue to flourish across Australia with growth of 36.9% predicted between 2016 and 2020. This is great news for those wishing to gain new tech skills or qualifications as well as those interested in creativity, marketing and business. These are exciting times for employment and gaining the correct skills will help us all to keep up with developments. Here we predict the big tech trends to expect in 2017:…

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These Are The Industries Expecting Growth in 2017

These Are The Industries Expecting Growth in 2017

With the world economy facing the turbulent times ahead, it is not a surprise to hear that Australia’s economic growth forecasts have been downgraded...It will take a while for those industries that suffered from the redirection of skills and resources during the mining boom to rebuild. We look at the predictions for industries expecting growth in 2017 and beyond.…

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Queensland Government Funding

Queensland Government Funding

The Queensland state government offers two major funding schemes for vocational education and training, Certificate Three Guarantee and Higher Level Skills program. Find out now if you're eligible...…

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Skilled Capital Funding

Skilled Capital Funding

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government funded training initiative which provides Canberrans access to high quality training in areas of skills need in order to maximise improved employment opportunities. Find out if you're eligible now...…

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3 Key Steps to Retaining Great Staff in a Small Business

3 Key Steps to Retaining Great Staff in a Small Business

The most obvious answers to staff retention problems are attractive incentives and strong salaries, as well as healthy corporate cultures but with resources often already stretched, the best (and most realistic) thing you can do for your business is to work on employee personal development. We look at 3 key steps that employers should take to ensure staff retention.…

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