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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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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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New Year, New You: 7 Habits of Highly Motivated Students

New Year, New You: 7 Habits of Highly Motivated Students

Motivation can be the missing link, the spark to start you off or that kick up the bum to remind you what you should be doing. So how do you find motivation? These 7 habits of highly motivated students are what you need to fire you up to get on with study tasks. Read on to find out more.…

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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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How to Make the Perfect Study Space

How to Make the Perfect Study Space

Do you find yourself surrounded by clutter or do you have a clean slate when it comes to studying? Whether you work best in a bit of a mess or a state of domestic bliss,a dedicated and effective study space can increase your productivity and learning ability. Here’s how you can make the perfect study space.…

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Building and Construction Industry Profile

Building and Construction Industry Profile

The population of Australia is currently growing at a rate of 1.4%; this might not sound like much but it represents an additional 327,600 people who last year added to Australia’s housing,…

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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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If You're a Student, These Are the Interview Tips You Need to Know

If You're a Student, These Are the Interview Tips You Need to Know

You filled in the application form, polished your resume and wrote an excellent cover letter. And it was all worth it because you’ve been invited to an interview. Interviews are daunting but a bit of preparation can make all the difference. Here are our top tips for interview success:…

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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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Special Olympics Charity Golf Day 2016 Recap

Special Olympics Charity Golf Day 2016 Recap

Following a successful past few events helping raise much needed and appreciated funds for Special Olympics South Sydney Region, Upskilled was proud to once again help ensure the 2016 Special Olympics…

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Here's What You Need to Know About Travelling and Continuing Further Study

Here's What You Need to Know About Travelling and Continuing Further Study

We consider the pro's and con's of going travelling or continuing further study - whether you've just finished high school, other study or thinking of changing careers and possibly returning to study. So let’s weigh up a comparison between taking a 'gap year' or jumping into further study, you may surprise yourself with what you choose!…

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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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Struggling to Study? Here’s How Music Can Help You.

Struggling to Study? Here’s How Music Can Help You.

Your mind is blank and so is your assignment. We’ve all been there, and we all know how frustrating it is, but do you know that music can have a powerful impact on your ability to study? Read on if you want to find out more.…

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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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Boost Your Day with the Right Breakfast

Boost Your Day with the Right Breakfast

According to a study of 500+ Australian teachers, “students lose two hours of learning a day if they skip breakfast because of a lack of concentration and behaviour problems related to hunger.” Don’t let hunger stall your academic performance! Boost your day with the following healthy breakfast recommendations.…

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