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How Study Benefits Your Life, and Not Just Your Career

How Study Benefits Your Life, and Not Just Your Career

Study doesn’t only teach you technical skills and knowledge, the benefits extend much further: promoting quality of life, assisting personal growth and your ability to survive and thrive in the ever changing world. In this post, we discuss how study benefits your life and not just your career.…

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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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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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Industry Expert Profile: Building and Construction

Industry Expert Profile: Building and Construction

Each month Upskilled reaches out to people who have succeeded in a variety of industries to gain insight into what they do and what it takes to excel in their field - industry experts. This month we speak with a Contract Administrator in the Building and Construction Industry, Kellie Fraser.…

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Here's the Best Job Searching Resources You Need & A Plan of Attack

Here's the Best Job Searching Resources You Need & A Plan of Attack

In the last few years, recruitment has changed almost beyond recognition. Online recruitment is here to stay and is developing in exciting ways, but this doesn’t mean that getting to know people doesn’t still have its place. In this article we aim to link you to the best job searching resources you need and a plan of attack.…

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How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

Here's how to make your LinkedIn profile the best & why you need to. You may still be unsure about the advantages of joining LinkedIn. The points below should help you make up your mind...…

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These Are The Courses You Need to Stay Ahead in 2017

These Are The Courses You Need to Stay Ahead in 2017

January is a great time to make plans and think about your career or the success of your own business. We’ve been doing our research and have found five online courses that are the courses you need to stay ahead in 2017.…

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The Perfect Cover Letter: How to Write it

The Perfect Cover Letter: How to Write it

Your cover letter also gives you the opportunity to demonstrate a number of transferable employment skills. These include: spelling and grammar, written communication skills and people skills. Read on to find out more…

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Boost Your Resume with These 7 Top Tips

Boost Your Resume with These 7 Top Tips

Your resume is the first opportunity you get to ‘meet’ a prospective employer. First impressions count and your resume’s job is get you an interview. Because you probably already have the basics, here are our 7 top tips to boost your resume...…

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Can Travel Boost Your Career?

Can Travel Boost Your Career?

Catching the travel bug is great and there is no doubt that the life experience travel gives you is character building, but it could have an impact on your career. We hope that the points below will help you find a way to make sure that your trip will enhance your career prospects.…

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Industry Expert Profile: Horticulture

Industry Expert Profile: Horticulture

Each month Upskilled reaches out to people who have succeeded in a variety of industries to gain insight into what they do and what it takes to excel in their field, industry experts. This month we speak with a master turf manager and horticulturalist, Gav Stone.…

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