Recent research suggests that we will have six careers in our lifetime and around 17 jobs. It sounds crazy, but with a national average tenure of around 3 years, the numbers certainly do add up. Given what we know about the evolving future of work, are you prepared?
Recruiters are the potential gatekeepers who can help you access your new role. That’s why important to learn how to work with them and understand what they’re looking for in the screening process.
We waste many hours per week by being unproductive, and worse still, regularly give our time away for free at work. Author of Work Simply, Carson Tate, believes that one size does not fit all when it comes to productivity. And I couldn’t agree more…
Tailoring your resume and cover letter for each role you apply for is critical for maximising your chances to of securing an interview. Most roles attract hundreds of applications, and the best way to ensure yours stands out for all the right reasons is to tailor your written documents. However, this can be very…
Find out what Returning to Work at Deloitte has meant for Patrick Flanagan, who took a leap of faith to reimagine his career and achieve a work-life balance that worked for him.
Do you often pause at the words “delicious 4 ingredient recipe” or “healthy and quick meal”? I love the idea that we can do something that’s good for us in a quick and simple way, and when we find a quick recipe that works we tend to repeat it often don’t we…
There is no way to predict what an interviewer will ask, but preparation will assist you in doing the best job you can….
In the first of our community series in partnership with Deloitte, Donna McLeod, Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition, discusses some of the key themes today’s job hunters need to be aware of.
So if we all agree that women have the same capability as men to be technically competent in their field, when this is used in combination with their natural ability to understand others and empathise, I believe this is the time where women will come into their own and start to excel in the workplace.
Trust and communication are fundamental building blocks of effective workplace flexibility. Hear from FlexCareers Advisory Board Member Kathy Finckh on simple strategies you can employ to be successful.
I’ve never described myself as brave. I feigned illness to avoid public speaking in Year 5 and still hold back tears of relief when a flight I’m on touches down smoothly. No one else described me as brave, either, until I resigned from my secure government job as a lawyer to become a freelance writer….
How many times have you heard of someone landing a great work opportunity or launching a new venture through ‘someone they knew’? It happens all the time and by playing the game, you can also reap the rewards.
I recently supported a local business with their recruitment. I had 54 applicants respond to the job advertisement. 50 of the 54 had the technical skills to do the job. So why did only 7 made the short list? These 7 made an effort to demonstrate and highlight their skills and experience relevant to what…
Believe in yourself and be confident to ask for remuneration that matches your skill set – your career depends on it.
If you’ve read anything or spoken to anyone over the past 5 years, you’ll have heard the phrase “personal branding”. The problem is that not all the information out there is good. And that’s being generous, actually. Not much of it is any good.
I have just finished 15 weeks of full paid parental leave. Yesterday, I returned to work. My employer, PwC Australia gave me the opportunity to stay at home for over 3 months to look after my 6-9 month old son as my wife returned to part-time work, whilst I remained on full pay. I started out thinking of…
If you’ve had a career break, it’s normal to feel nervous about your job interview. Most likely you’ll wonder if your skills are up to date, be anxious about how you’ll come across, and worry how you might measure up to other candidates who are not returning from a career break. Yes, you need to…
What can you do, and what do you need to bear in mind, when you are negotiating an offer?
FlexCoach Caroline McGuire discusses some of the ways in which a coach can help you to recognise, focus on, and achieve your goals.
FlexCoaches Debra Close and Kate Wilkie specialise in mothers. They help mothers to be more resilient, to rediscover their mojo and can help you to find your work tribe.