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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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Industry Profile: Land and Environment

Industry Profile: Land and Environment

In today’s world, the way that we treat the land and our environment is of utmost importance to us all. There are a diverse and attractive range of career opportunities related to our land and environment. Read on to find out what they are!…

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Infographic: Why High School Matters

Infographic: Why High School Matters

Following our recent post about what to do after high school, here we present all the data behind why finishing high school is so important. Continue below to find out more and be sure to check out the full Infographic in all its glory.…

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Pamela Murray-Jones: Industry Expert Profile

Pamela Murray-Jones: Industry Expert Profile

In a corporate career spanning nearly 30 years, Pamela Murray-Jones has worked in marketing, business development and senior management including roles as an executive and non-executive Director. Starting out as a teacher before moving to advertising and marketing, we talk to Pamela about studying, work-life balance and the gift of education.…

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What to Do After High School

What to Do After High School

Most jobs and careers require skills and qualifications you haven’t yet acquired in school. Different trades call for different training and even in positions where you don’t necessarily need a qualification or certification of training, you'll need some sort of knowledge or experience. So, let’s talk about what your different options are after completing high school.…

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10 Misconceptions about the Design Industry

10 Misconceptions about the Design Industry

The design industry is full of myths and misconceptions. Whether you work in the graphic sector, interior realm or industrial discipline, design is an interesting industry. Most people's notions of the industry as a whole are far from the truth. To dispel some of the mystery around the industry, here are 10 misconceptions about the design industry.…

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