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Managing Zoom Fatigue as a Job Seeker

Managing Zoom Fatigue as a Job Seeker

In June, I wrote about the art of maintaining your professionalism during job interviews over Zoom. In the time warp that is 2020, that seems an age ago and over the last month or so a new challenge has emerged:  Zoom fatigue.  A number of the employers I work with...

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Why You Should Be Asking For a Mid Year Review

Why You Should Be Asking For a Mid Year Review

For those living in agency land, the end of the financial year traditionally signals the beginning of mid-year reviews when pats on the back, promotions and pay rises are all possibilities. Cut to 2020 when in most agencies, pats on the back are a breach of social...

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2020 Job Hunting Etiquette

2020 Job Hunting Etiquette

The 2020 job market has been a little chaotic. Over the past six months, the job hunting process has undergone a series of whiplash-inducing pivots to adapt to the dramatic health, economic, social and environmental events currently shaping our world. Some changes,...

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The Pros and Cons of Job Hunting in the COVID Recession

The Pros and Cons of Job Hunting in the COVID Recession

The world is a tough place to live right now. But does that mean you should put your career on hold?  It’s a conundrum. If you’re currently employed, there are some voices in the community saying “count your lucky stars and be satisfied with what you have”. There’s...

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COVID-19 and Returning to Work: Know Your Rights

COVID-19 and Returning to Work: Know Your Rights

As the country begins to ease lockdown restrictions, a lot of conversations are going on about what a return to work might look like. While a number of suggestions have made by workplace safety experts such as Cheif Medical Officer Brendan Murphy, who recommended...

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Will Working From Home Post Iso Mean a Pay Cut?

Will Working From Home Post Iso Mean a Pay Cut?

After years of speculation and resistance from many employers, necessity has forced almost every industry around the globe to commit to the work from home model. The results are in working from home has proven itself to be a change that most businesses and workers can...

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Get Resume Ready

Get Resume Ready

Now is the best time to pull a polished, professional CV together and be ready for the job market BOOM that’s ahead.  When the BOOM hits, Recruiters, HR Managers and Hiring Managers will be pulling your CV apart for 15-20 seconds (max) looking for keywords, brand...

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It’s Not a Question of Waiting, But Adapting

It’s Not a Question of Waiting, But Adapting

In the space of a few weeks my business, like most others in the country, has undergone a rapid pivot. I started the year with a shortage of talent as many of my clients in the digital, marketing and PR industries (particularly the events and experiential sector) were...

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Redundancy Season: Your Time to Thrive

Redundancy Season: Your Time to Thrive

It’s redundancy season in agency land.  A new year, a tough economic climate and the endless push to innovate means that many of the agencies in the public relations, digital marketing, advertising and design sectors are cutting out the deadwood. Specifically, senior...

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#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Adina Jacobs

#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Adina Jacobs

Co-founder and Director of Product for STM Brands and Mentor Walks Australia Adina Jacobs is a force to be reckoned with. An ideas woman with a successful 20-year-old tech accessories brand, Adina is well versed in the art of company longevity and the complexities of...

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#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Alexandra Omerod

#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Alexandra Omerod

Alexandra Omerod is the CEO of Luxico, a high end, home-hotel rental agency that she founded with her husband Tom back in 2013. Alex is a big picture thinker and frequently labelled as a tech ‘disruptor’ ( a term she considers bullshit) due to the way her business...

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Best of #LL 2019: On Inspiration and Drive

Best of #LL 2019: On Inspiration and Drive

From painful personal experiences to a thirst for reinvention- our 2019 Leading Ladies share their diverse sources of inspiration. Genevieve Day on what inspired her to dismiss concerns and found her influencer marketing agency, Day Management : I never had that...

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#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Jan Owen

#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Jan Owen

Jan Owen’s current role as the CEO for the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is just the latest evolution in her career as a social entrepreneur dedicated to supporting and uplifting vulnerable children and young people. Jan spoke to us about how she progressed...

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The AI Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette

The AI Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette

Like all social platforms, LinkedIn has its own set of unique style conventions and social rules. In this article, we run through some of the key points of LinkedIn etiquette to help you grow your professional presence and personal brand. 1. LinkedIn is many things,...

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#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Rachel Downie

#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Rachel Downie

100,000 Australian kids stay home from school every day because they are bullied. Sadly, home is not necessarily a safe place either, as up to 80% of children who are bullied at school are also cyber bullied. In 2019, children spend a substantial part of their social...

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#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Beverley Johnson

#LEADINGLADIESSERIES: Beverley Johnson

Beverley Johnson was inspired to start her limited edition art bag label Consequence of Change, after a challenging year where she lost some of the most important people in her life. However, Beverley's journey to creative independence started long before that, during...

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#LEADINGLADIES: Kylie Green

#LEADINGLADIES: Kylie Green

From breaking up traditional 'boys clubs' in the advertising industry to leaving her partner and deciding to have a baby solo, Kylie Green has always played in a league of her own. She chatted to us about overcoming sexism and implementing cultures of change at every...

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#LEADING LADIES: Sasha Titchkosky

#LEADING LADIES: Sasha Titchkosky

It will come as little surprise to learn that CEO and Co-Founder of ethical Australian design and furniture brand Koskela, Sasha Titchkosky has always fostered an ethical outlook on life. She sat down with us to reflect on a decade at Koskela as well as the challenges...

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#LEADINGLADIES: Megan Quinn

#LEADINGLADIES: Megan Quinn

Megan Quinn dropped out of university twice, refused to learn how to design on a computer, and felt the ecommerce space in the late 90's was ugly. Interestingly, it's the thinking behind these decisions which contributed to Megan's success in co-founding the ecommerce...

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#LEADINGLADIES: Emma Evans

#LEADINGLADIES: Emma Evans

At the age of 22 and straight out of university, Emma Evans decided to follow her gut away from a conventional career path as a corporate accountant into the world of small business. By the tender age of 25, she was CFO of three companies: CAPI, Lucy Folk Jewellery...

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#LEADINGLADIES: Emma Head

#LEADINGLADIES: Emma Head

From writing corporate tweets to fun jokes on edible treats.  Sweet Mickie founder and Chief Cookie Officer Emma Head has always been a creator and an innovator, but it took some trial and error before she found (or rather created) her own niche as a quote cookie...

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#LEADINGLADIES: Jo Scard

#LEADINGLADIES: Jo Scard

What does workplace flexibility look like in 2019? From her politically conscious, working class roots to overcoming bullying and the challenges of being a working mum and founding one of Australia’s few truly flexible workplaces, Jo Scard tells us about her journey...

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