Are you on the lookout for a new job opportunity?

Planning to head straight to Seek?

Hold fire for a minute and take a read of the following three steps for effective job-searching. It may initially seem counter-intuitive but this process will maximise your chance of not...

February 7, 2018

I've written before about the reasons people stay in jobs they hate (see my previous article here). Fear and uncertainty rank pretty highly. To many, shifting career just feels too risky. What if you dislike your new role even more than your last? and if you've taken a...

January 17, 2018

Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs has been around for decades. In case you're not familiar with the model here's a quick summary. It depicts the needs of human beings as five levels of a pyramid with the most fundamental at the base. The premise is that as one need is satisf...

November 28, 2017

It's a common situation to be in a job that pays well but is unfulfilling and I'm often asked how to make the leap to follow a passion. The stress of this situation and the fear of losing income holds many people back.

If this is you, you may have some people simpl...

November 21, 2017

We all know the old saying "it's not what you know, it's who you know". You may also know that more than 70% of vacant positions are filled without ever being advertised.

So there's no doubt that career opportunities are best found by talking to people and attending eve...

October 10, 2017

The world of resumes is full of 'rules'. Unfortunately though, there are so many conflicting opinions it can quickly make writing your resume an anxiety-inducing experience.

There are the obvious things like checking your spelling and grammar, and using a format that is...

September 18, 2017

People don’t like change. We are hard-wired to prefer the predictable and avoid risk where possible.

This is one reason why people tend to put up with jobs they dislike, sometimes for years (I explore other reasons why people do this in my previous article 'The FIVE rea...

September 12, 2017

Being a Career Counsellor, I am a magnet for people who hate their jobs. Some are stressed and overwhelmed. Some bored or under-utilised. Most lack the interest and sense of meaning which, among other things, lead to job satisfaction.

But the curious...

At a recent Women in Mining event, an interesting question was asked of the panel. It related to an observation that men and women differ in the level of clarity they have around career goals - that men can generally state their goals explicitly whereas women are less...

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Anna Black, Strategic Consulting and Careers, Perth, Western Australia.

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