1. Articles in category: Your Career Magazine

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    1. How Taking a Step Back Can Lead to Huge Leaps Forward

      How Taking a Step Back Can Lead to Huge Leaps Forward

      As a company grows, so does the need for good leadership. Some founders may find it difficult to cope with their company's success.

      This is exactly what happened to Katlin Smith. In this fascinating Inc. piece she shares the struggles of her growing her successful baked-goods company, Simply Mills. It’s titled This Founder's Company Was Growing Faster Than Her Leadership Skills. Here's How She Learned to Keep Up.

      Katlin shares some intriguing points here. This is just one of them:

      Self-realization is the first step to change, but in order to acquire the necessary skills to ...

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    2. Tricks on Making a Positive First Impression That Lasts

      Tricks on Making a Positive First Impression That Lasts

      First impressions last. That's a fact of life that may mean the difference between getting hired being looked over.

      This 2012 article from Inc. piqued our curiosity. It's called Make a Great First Impression: 7 Smart Tricks by Geoffrey James.

      In it, he offers shares some really important nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly interesting:

      Your energy level is dependent upon your overall level of health. If you tire easily, rest assured you're likely to look tired--especially under the stress of an initial meeting. And if you look tired, other people will make the snap decision ...

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    3. Using LinkedIn Endorsements is an Excellent But Flawed Hiring Strategy

      Using LinkedIn Endorsements is an Excellent But Flawed Hiring Strategy

      Found this compelling article from the Chorus Executive. It's called Great Recruitment Idea, But Here's Where It Falls Over...

      It shares some perceptive observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      LinkedIn endorsements are not proof of a person’s skills.  Rather, they are a tradable commodity on the business networking site. Used more for the SEO benefits associated with numerous endorsements, people on LinkedIn endorse their connections with the knowledge that they are likely to get reciprocal endorsements.  It’s an “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine” mentality.

      Have a look at the complete ...

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    4. How to Land the Job of Your Dreams

      How to Land the Job of Your Dreams

      Here's a fascinating article from the CNBC. It's called 10 Tips for Landing Your Dream Job.

      In it, Courtney Connely shares some interesting perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      If offered the position, Glassdoor says you should thank the employer for the opportunity and confirm when you will need to accept the job. Rather than giving an answer right away, you should use the time you have to carefully consider if the offer is right for you and to assess whether you need to negotiate your salary. 

      Have a look at the full article for more ...

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    5. Personal Branding and How It Works in Professional Development

      Personal Branding and How It Works in Professional Development

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Canva. It’s titled What is Personal Branding?

      It offers some thought-provoking ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      If you define your strengths well enough, you can harness them and present yourself in the best possible way. If you understand your best features, whether it be teamwork, presenting or working behind the scenes on very detailed research, you can home in on them, develop them and consistently seek out opportunities to reiterate your strengths in these particular areas. This will help you carve a niche in your ...

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    6. How To Really Show Up to Meeting

      How To Really Show Up to Meeting

      Came across this fascinating piece from The Muse and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled How to Lead a Meeting Even Though You're Not the Leader.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Speaking up and contributing in meetings can be your best opportunity to shift others’ perception of you: from tactician to strategist, from task achiever to change-agent, and from doer to leader. With your teammates, management, and occasionally, key senior leaders in the room, meetings are a tailor-made platform for you to shape how others in your organization perceive you.

      If you ...

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    7. Best Choices You Can Make for Your Career

      Best Choices You Can Make for Your Career

      Came across this fascinating piece from The Unfinished Man and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled How to Properly Manage a New Career: A Complete Guide.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      The best option is if you can find a job in a company that allows and even encourages you to shadow and learn from different departments. This way, you could move from the accounting department to the marketing department, for example.

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read at the website linked below…

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    8. Friendships in the Office

      Friendships in the Office

      Thought we’d share this 2016 article from The Age. It’s titled Why Friendships Are Important at Work.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      In the workplace this means if you see other people as "foe" you are more likely to misinterpret their intent, which in turn leads to distrust, disagreement and unproductive competitive behaviour. None of which help to build a collaborative and productive workplace.

      To find out more about these perspectives, look into the rest of this insightful piece.

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    9. Career Advice from Pros Who've Made It

      Career Advice from Pros Who've Made It

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from The Muse. It’s called 45 Pieces of Career Advice That Will Get You to the Top.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      Don’t take yourself (or your career) too seriously. Plenty of brilliant people started out in jobs they hated, or took paths that weren’t right at the beginning of their careers. Professional development is no longer linear, and trust that with hard work and a dedication to figuring out what you want to do with your life, you, too, will ...

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    10. Don't Blow Up Your Career by Doing These Things

      Don't Blow Up Your Career by Doing These Things

      The job market can be ruthless. It's even more unforgiving to people who have the tendency to self-sabotage their careers.

      Here's an interesting piece on how we may be doing exactly that without us even knowing. This particular excerpt is something that's really worth taking note of:

      We are living in a social media age where anyone and everyone can search and find you online. Posting that picture of you partying like it is 1999 may get you a lot of likes from your friends, but is it sending the right message to your manager, potential employer ...

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    11. Advice from The Finance World's Leaders

      Advice from The Finance World's Leaders

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Kaizen Recruitment and thought that we would share it. It's called Career Advice From Australia’s Leaders In Financial Services.

      It offers us some key advice. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      There is no silver bullet and that the important recipe for success is to have a vision, clarity of the broader opportunity and to break down into bite-sized chunks the actions one takes to deliver. Complementary to this is being authentic, irrespective if one is a manager or not. When working with stakeholders, it is important to be clear of the support ...

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    12. Job Interview Coming Up? Here are Some Key Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

      Job Interview Coming Up? Here are Some Key Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

      Came across this fascinating piece from Chorus Executive and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled How to Intervew Your Interviewer.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      You may feel a little out of line interviewing your interviewer but you shouldn’t be afraid to ask any or even all of these questions if they pertain to what you’re looking for in your next role. It is just as important that you have all the information you need to make sure your goals, career aspirations and values align with the organisation as it is ...

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    13. Innovation Starts at Recruitment

      Innovation Starts at Recruitment

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Chorus Executive. It’s titled Is Innovation a Priority or just a Buzzword?

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      We’ve had clients that want be innovative; perhaps even need to innovate for the long-term success of the business, but when it comes to recruitment, they have trouble convincing the rest of the business to take chances on candidates from different industries. The decision makers are often split into two opposing sides; people who want change and people who want safety, i.e ...

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    14. The Importance of Being Your Authentic Self in the Workplace

      The Importance of Being Your Authentic Self in the Workplace

      Here's a fascinating article from the Elite Agent. It's called Tracey Fellows: What's in your heart?

      In this piece, Tracey Fellows, CEO of REA Group shares some insightful perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      I think people can spot falseness, they really can. People want real people; they want to trust them, they want to feel like there’s a connection.

       You want to feel good at the end of each of those discussions, and if the outcome of the discussion is still tough, on whatever commercial terms, but you feel you’re sitting across ...

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    15. Making the Most Out of Your Internship

      Making the Most Out of Your Internship

      Internship can be a great step forward in the next direction. This article by Michael Ciantar of Readygrad shares some interesting thoughts on this. It's called How to Structure a Quality Internship Experience.

      In it, he shares tips to help make your internship one that builds you up as a career seeker. Here's one point that's truly thought-provoking:

      Rather than focusing purely on experiences from the past, our most successful hosts ask about what an intern wants to experience in the future. By learning about his/her ambitions, attitudes and passions, a middle ground can be attained ...

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    16. How to Ace Your Psychometric Tests

      How to Ace Your Psychometric Tests

      Found this interesting article on the blog page of Kaizen Recruitment. It's called The Psychometric Test - What is It? Why Do Employers Use It? How to Prepare for It?

      It shares some fascinating insights. Here's one of them:

      Simply put a psychometric test or assessment is a standard and scientific method used to measure an individual's mental capabilities, behavioural style and ability to perform the job. From my experience the test typically assesses abstract, numerical, verbal ability and personality profiling (cultural fit). Importantly, the candidates’ overall ‘fit’ should be considered not just in regard to the role ...

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    17. Why You Should Embrace the Impostor Syndrome

      Why You Should Embrace the Impostor Syndrome

      This article from REA Group piqued our curiosity. Matilda Stevenson, the author, titles it Switching My Mindset from ‘What Would I Like to Learn’ to ‘What Would I Like to Teach’.

      She offers up some fascinating nuggets of wisdom here. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      In this situation though, it’s easy to feel like an impostor and therefore not feel qualified to teach, but I think embracing being an impostor is a positive. It helps me see teaching others as an opportunity to find the gaps in my knowledge, and to consolidate concepts in my own mind.

      Take a ...

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    18. Why You Should Let Go of the Concept of One Hit Wonder in Your Career

      Why You Should Let Go of the Concept of One Hit Wonder in Your Career

      Came across this fascinating piece from Peng Joon and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled One Hit Wonders, Struggles and 8 Figures.

      In it, the entrepreneur shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Behind a successful entrepreneur lies countless sleepless nights, worries and struggles. What separates and differentiates successful people isn’t that successful people don’t have problems. If anything they have more problems. They just deal with problems differently.

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read at the website linked below…

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    19. Weighing the Pros and Cons of Staying in Job You Like

      Weighing the Pros and Cons of Staying in Job You Like

      Is stagnation at a job you love really such a bad thing? Here's an article from Chorus Executive. It's called Pros and Cons of Staying Where You Are.

      Here's a thought-provoking excerpt:

      You’ve become an expert at what you do in your current role. You know your stuff; you’re the person your colleagues come to. Staying where you are allows you to continue growing that expertise and become a valuable specialist in your area.

      To learn more about this interesting topic, give the rest of the article a read at the link below...

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    20. Points to Consider When Evaluating Job Offers

      Points to Consider When Evaluating Job Offers

      You don't have to take every job offer that comes your way. Luckily, we stumbled upon this article from Seek Australia. It's called When to Turn Down a Job Offer.

      It shares some points to consider when evaluating a job offer. Here are three questions that it poses:

      1. Does the role offer career progression?
      2. Will the role provide improved working conditions? 
      3. Will the role challenge you? 

      Give the rest of the article a read for a more in-depth explanation of why each of these needs to be asked. Just click on the link below...

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    21. How Not to Sound Like a Robot in Your Job Application

      How Not to Sound Like a Robot in Your Job Application

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Human Workplace Blog. It’s titled Stop! Don't Send that Cover Letter and we thought it was thought-provoking.

      It raises some interesting points. This one, for example, stirs our curiosity:

      Traditional cover letter language is just as bad as traditional resume-speak like “Results-oriented professional” and “skilled at managing cross-functional teams.” This is the way robots speak, not living, breathing people. We can put a human voice in our resumes now, write in full sentences and come out from behind the zombie corporate boilerplate.

      To find out more, take a look ...

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    22. New Tool To Help You Move Up in Your Profession

      New Tool To Help You Move Up in Your Profession

      This article from the Australian Department of Employment, Skills,  Small and Family Business piqued our curiosity. It's called New Tool To Help Workers Pave the Way to the Next Career Move.

      It shares with us this fascinating new tool. Here's a short excerpt to give you a glimpse of what it's capable of:

      In a few clicks, users can discover the key skills they may have developed throughout their career, ideas for careers they can transfer into, and the new skills needed to step into an alternative career. The tool also suggests training pathways to help make ...

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    23. Fun Volunteering Ideas to Beef Up Your Resume

      Fun Volunteering Ideas to Beef Up Your Resume

      Bored on weekends or nothing to do during the summer break? Hit two birds with one stone: extracurricular activities! This is an opportunity to do something you truly enjoy while making steps in the career of your choice. You'll be able to put it on your resume and have a great story to tell your interviewers.

      Jake Butler of Save The Student lists fun extracurricular activities for students who want to pursue anything from outdoorsy careers to government-based careers to healthcare and everything in between.

      Here's something I'd do even as an adult:

      Volunteering with the National ...

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    24. How Introverts Can Network Successfully

      How Introverts Can Network Successfully

      Networking is a great way to meet future employers. But if you're an introvert, you'd dread the idea of walking up to someone you don't know and start a conversation. If you allow that fear to control you, you'd be missing out on some great opportunities. So what can you do about it?

      Jennifer Parris of FlexJobs has some great tips for you! Here's one I could use:

      Job seekers may believe that they must connect with every single person at a networking event, but that’s simply not the case. Seeking to connect with ...

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