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How to balance your full-time job with a side hustle

How to balance your full-time job with a side hustle

While most of us have our full-time jobs providing a steady stream of stable income, it's not uncommon for many to also have a passion project on the side. Side hustles and businesses keep life busy and exciting outside of the usual 9-5, but with all the responsibilities of full-time work - how do you effectively balance it all?…

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Managers and employees: how friendly is too friendly?

Managers and employees: how friendly is too friendly?

It's a tricky challenge trying to be a boss AND a friend to your employees. Where exactly do you draw the line? What's more, how do you make the transition from a mere colleague to a manager? We break down the boundaries managers and employees need to maintain that keep things friendly, yet professional.…

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How to properly use networking events to your advantage

How to properly use networking events to your advantage

So you've found yourself amidst the hectic frenzy of a networking event. There's tons to do, plenty to see - but what are the must-have tasks you need on your checklist? While conferences are an amazing place to learn from the best, you lose out on half the benefits by not taking the opportunity to meet new people and establish business connections. Here's how to do just that.…

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Finishing Year 12 and figuring out what's next

Finishing Year 12 and figuring out what's next

Few things feel sweeter than that sigh of relief after sitting through your last Year 12 exam. Goodbye high school, hello world! While the lucky few among us are already set with a clear, post-Year 12 path - there are plenty more graduates with little to no idea of where to go from here. Luckily, we've got a brief guide that can help you out.…

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A guide to approaching companies for work placement

A guide to approaching companies for work placement

So you've handed in that final essay and are free from the clutches of school forever - but what's next? Usually, the best way to get your foot in the door of your dream field is through internships or work placement. Approaching your ideal companies for this experience can be a bit intimidating, but here are 5 steps to follow that should make it easier.…

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5 Careers for People-Persons

5 careers for people-persons

Do you get a surge of energy from being around people? Would you rather be working with a team, rather than alone? Perhaps you're best suited to a career where your extroverted skills are able to shine. These 5 popular jobs are exciting, dynamic opportunities for the many of us who thrive in large social situations and having to constantly communicate with other people.…

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How to smoothly return to work after a long absence

How to smoothly return to work after a long absence

Switching back into "career-mode" after a long break from the workforce? Returning to work can be intimidating after a lengthy absence - whether that be for travel, parenting, or other personal reasons - but these steps can prep you with the right skills and mindset "wow" those prospective companies.…

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6 ways to give a killer presentation

6 ways to give a killer presentation

If the thought of getting up in front of a room filled with sleep-deprived office workers who just want to get back to work gives you an intense case of nervous jitters, you're not alone. Luckily, with the right techniques, preparation, and practice, you can turn a boring old presentation into an engaging, memorable one.…

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6 ways to stay positive while job searching

6 ways to stay positive while job searching

So you've been made redundant. The days turn into weeks, the weeks into months, and it seems like you just can't catch a break. While it may all seem tempting to just throw in the towel at times and bask in laziness and self-pity, the worst thing you can do in these trying times is to give up. We list the six most effective ways to keep your chin up as you drudge through unemployment.…

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How to overcome your fear of face-to-face interviews

How to overcome your fear of face-to-face interviews

Anyone who's been through the gruelling job hunting process can attest to the anxiety and stress that come with face-to-face company interviews. While all this is common and perfectly normal, we provide a few effective tips on how to ease the butterflies, and allow yourself to put your "best face forward".…

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How to impress people in under 10 minutes

How to impress people in under 10 minutes

Got that upcoming networking event, job interview, or are simply meeting people for the first time? First impressions last, so it's important to make good ones! Through the right mindset, communication skills and social habits, you can gain more fulfilment out of making new contacts, rather than feeling overwhelmed.…

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The 10 people skills you need in the office

The 10 people skills you need in an office

Working in a corporate environment involves a certain level of varying communication skills that make for a more effective, productive work environment among your colleagues. We break down the 10 most fundamental people skills you need to work in an office, whether you're working within a team or managing one.…

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How well do you deal with authority? The 4 questions to ask yourself

How well do you deal with authority? The 4 questions to ask yourself

You're at a job interview, and the boss throws in this classic and often puzzling question - how well do you deal with authority? The good news is that it's not always a bad tactic to question business authority... when done right that is. We break down the 4 best questions to ask yourself to figure out how well you handle authority figures in your life - and how to get better at it, too.…

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Consider yourself an introvert? These 5 jobs may be perfect for you

Consider yourself an introvert? These 5 jobs may be perfect for you

If you consider yourself an introvert, chances are you prefer working in smaller teams, have great attention to detail and are considered a wonderfully keen listener. In a business world where it's normal to climb over the other to get to the top, finding the right job can be a challenge. We break down the five best careers that may be perfectly suitable for an introverted personality.…

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Should You Be Friends With Your Coworkers?

Should You Be Friends With Your Coworkers?

Does having a "best friend" at work, or being a part of an exclusive clique, equal to higher employee morale and engagement? Or does it actually hinder and distract you from your performance in the workplace? We look into whether putting effort into close workplace friendships are ultimately better, or worse for your career.…

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The 9 Best Books for Boosting Your Career

The 9 Best Books for Boosting Your Career

Feeling a little lost on your journey to that dream career? Or perhaps you're thinking about switching industries, or pursuing the entrepreneurial life? Wherever you may be on the career ladder, these 9 books should arm you with the tools and knowledge you need to get to where you want to be.…

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How to Successfully Keep Your Work and Personal Life Separate

How to Successfully Keep Your Work and Personal Life Separate

Life can't all be about work, work, work; it's good to remember that you do have a life outside of your busy career. To prevent yourself from developing serious mental and physical health issues - try out these tips on how to successfully keep your work and personal life separate.…

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How to Survive Your First Office Job

How to Survive Your First Office Job

Whether your jumping in straight from graduation or transitioning from a freelancing gig - we break down the top things to keep in mind when settling into your first office environment. From office politics to proving your value, here's what you need to know.…

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Why You Should Be Excited About National Skills Week

Why You Should Be Excited About National Skills Week

It's that time of year when Australia celebrates all the trades, skills, and training that our vocational education has to offer - so how exactly can you benefit from all of this? We walk you through the importance of the country's Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and how it can help you acquire the career you want.…

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