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Facing your next job interview with confidence

By |2020-12-11T13:06:16+10:00December 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Facing your next job interview with confidence Are you applying for a new job?  You may be experienced and well qualified, and have submitted the perfect résumé. But in today's world, it’s that face-to-face interview that really counts. To gain the full advantage, you’ll need to be facing your next job interview with confidence. Here are some great strategies on how to just that. 1. Do your homework. If you’ve done your research and preparation thoroughly, it will come across confidently and naturally during an interview. So… • Know your résumé thoroughly. Be able to elaborate on each item and to discuss strengths and weaknesses confidently, positively, and honestly. • Assemble your résumé, other documentation, and examples of previous work as support material for use when appropriate during the interview. • Familiarise yourself with the company and the position you have applied for. You needn’t be an expert, but [...]

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9 ways to position yourself in your new job

By |2020-12-11T12:50:22+10:00December 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

9 ways to position yourself in your new job Finally, all your hard work and commitment has landed you your new job. Now, it is natural to feel some uncertainty when starting in a new environment, but we have some great guidelines that you can follow to make things a little bit easier. Here are 9 ways to position yourself in your new job. 1. Avoid becoming too visible too soon. In the early days, many people will be eager to see what your approach will be, particularly in terms of changes to ‘the way things are done around here’. Let there be a touch of mystery about your presence in these early stages. Just as you will go out to meet your staff, let some of them come to you. Don’t show your hand until you are ready. Use this period to gather information and plan. 2. Focus [...]

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13 Tips and Tricks to Excelling in Your Career

By |2020-12-10T12:11:57+10:00July 24th, 2020|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Climbing the management ladder to success is not something to be left to chance. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. In fact, no two management consultants would agree completely on any certain recipe for reaching the top job. They would agree, however, that, if you are ambitious to reach the top, then the best person to help you get there is yourself. So here are a few guidelines to help you on your way… 1. Be prepared. There are no better candidates for advancement than those who, while handling their own jobs in exemplary fashion, have also prepared themselves for the job above theirs. Keep close to the people whose job you want, for they often have much to say about their successors. 2. Attend seminars and courses regularly. The sharpening of management skills through continuing education is essential for effective managers. Additionally, exposure to [...]

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The Secret to Prepping for a Brilliant Career

By |2019-09-27T13:02:37+10:00January 13th, 2016|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Climbing the management ladder to success is not something to be left to chance. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. In fact, no two management consultants would agree completely on any certain recipe for reaching the top job. They would agree, however, that, if you are ambitious to reach the top, then the best person to help you get there is yourself. So here are a few guidelines to help you on your way… 1. Be prepared. There are no better candidates for advancement than those who, while handling their own jobs in exemplary fashion, have also prepared themselves for the job above theirs. Keep close to the people whose job you want, for they often have much to say about their successors. 2. Attend seminars and courses regularly. The sharpening of management skills through continuing education is essential for effective managers. Additionally, exposure to other managers at seminars and [...]

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The Main Options for Course Delivery To Consider

By |2019-09-27T13:02:54+10:00October 23rd, 2015|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Before beginning your training, it’s important to know the different options so that you don’t get stuck in a situation that you cannot manage. RTOs want to make sure that the training is tailored to suit your needs. Here are some options to consider: Full-time or Part-time Full-time training is a quick way to finish a course. It is intense and can be completed as within days or weeks, depending on the size of the course. This would mean you would need to be studying rather than working. Part-time training is completed in a structured way over time. For example, you may decide that every Saturday will be set aside for training. Part-time allows students to remain working, but increases the course length. During hours or After hours RTO’s will generally cater for people who work as well as study. Therefore, there are ways to structure the course so that [...]

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The 8 Secrets to Maintaining a Perfect Work-Life Balance

By |2019-09-27T13:03:05+10:00September 9th, 2015|School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

A recent study (by management consultants The Discovery Group) of more than 50,000 employees from a variety of manufacturing and service organizations found that two out of every five employees were dissatisfied with the balance between their work and their personal lives. The lack of balance was due to ‘long work hours, changing demographics, more time in the car, the deterioration of boundaries between work and home, and increased work pressure’. Do you believe your work and non-work life are in a healthy balance? 1. Know the signs. Are you among the increasing number of workers who admit to a lack of enthusiasm, poor concentration, low productivity, insomnia, stress related illnesses – or a constant nagging from your family that they need some quality time with you? These are sure signs that you need to make a break, that there is a lack of balance between your work life and [...]

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How to Make Things Happen NOW by Taking Initiative

By |2019-09-27T13:03:14+10:00August 24th, 2015|Leadership, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

What is it that separates the achievers and the go-getters from those managers who sit there, spinning their wheels or worse still, just waiting for something to happen? The real achievers are those who take the initiative and make things happen. Do you want to stand around and wait for something to happen, or do you want to make it happen? The following guidelines are provided for the latter… 1. Adopt a positive approach at all times. If you want to be a successful initiator, you must begin by having the right attitude. You must speak and act with confidence, even be a little pushy in your approach. If you assume that your ideas will be listened to and respected, you immediately increase the chances of that happening. If you see the initiative as a possible disaster, a disaster will probably occur. Your attitude will be contagious. If you exude [...]

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Starting a New Business? Here’s the Tips You Need to Reduce the Risks

By |2019-09-27T13:03:15+10:00August 21st, 2015|Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Target Markets, Training|

Most people, at one time or another, have a job, their time and effort being rewarded with wages or salaries. An increasing number of people, however, are becoming dissatisfied with that time-and-effort economy and seek the greater rewards that a results-economy can provide. This change inevitably means establishing their own businesses, working for themselves, and – if necessary – employing others. This transition from a time-and-effort to a results-economy is a major personal growth experience that can occur with the minimum of risk if you heed this important advice… 1. Know what it takes to succeed. People who succeed in a results-economy believe two things – that they are prepared to rely only on their own ability to achieve financial security; and that they will never get any opportunity in life unless they have first created value for someone else. Those two considerations identify entrepreneurial behaviour, which applies to any [...]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Professional Reading

By |2019-09-27T13:03:16+10:00August 17th, 2015|Leadership, Resources, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Soft Skills, Training|

To remain fully effective, managers can usually turn to a variety of sources for personal and professional growth – courses, conferences, networking, discussions, professional associations, workshops, and so on. But of all these avenues, research shows that independent reading of professional books and journals continues to be efficient, reliable, accessible, and indispensable. Leaders simply must be readers… 1. Accept this fact: If you’re not reading, you shouldn’t be leading. Leaders must be readers. The American Association of School Administrators supports this message… ‘Reading is the most fundamental, reliable, and efficient resource for leaders. It is the purpose of professional reading to equip the leader for independent creative thinking. It is through the literature that executives live, learn, and think about their swiftly moving and complex profession.’ 2. Set aside time to read. The problem for busy executives is not finding something to read; it’s finding the time! The key is [...]

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How YOU Can Accomplish More Through a Personal Achievement List

By |2019-09-27T13:03:17+10:00August 17th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Soft Skills, Training|

Too often managers modestly, and often unjustly or even unwittingly, hide their successes from others – and indeed from themselves. They fail to understand that the simple strategy of recording personal successes can motivate, increase self-productivity, and support career advancement. The compilation of a personal achievement list can have a considerable effect on a manager’s professional life… 1. Acknowledge your achievements to date. Most managers see themselves as ‘modest achievers’. They’re so accustomed to doing what they do and what is expected of them that they rarely, if ever, class any of their accomplishments as ‘achievements’. Indeed, when people are impressed with something they’ve done – something that perhaps seems rather ordinary to them – they’re surprised. As a manager, you can use your past achievements more positively to motivate you to greater heights. To shrug off those achievements modestly, as most professionals are prone to do, or to forget [...]

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The Key to Apologising in the Workplace

By |2019-09-27T13:03:19+10:00August 12th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In his ‘Essay on Criticism’, Alexander Pope assured us ‘to err is human’. Mastering the art of apologising, therefore, became an essential life skill. Whatever your position on the social and corporate ladders, there will inevitably be times when you will have to say you’re sorry (but not necessarily admit you’re wrong). The ability to apologise is an admirable trait: it takes a ‘big’ person to say they’re sorry, which can be a powerful management technique. Here’s how you can master this art… 1. Recognise the two types of apology. The most common form of apology is an admission that you’re wrong – just as Pope’s famous line suggests. A second type, however, is an apology for your actions – such as when laying down the law to a staff member who submits a report several days late. In doing so you point out that any repetition will lead to [...]

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Tips to Help Involve Your Employees

By |2019-09-27T13:03:20+10:00August 7th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

When your employees feel like they are involved in the life and development of a company or organisation, they will give more of their effort to see it succeed. At Global Training Institute we focus on training those already in the industry to equip them to better serve their company/organisation by becoming increasingly involved. Here are some ideas of how to involve your employees: Manage their ideas effectively so that they feel heard and respected. Encourage innovative and breakthrough style thinking. Encourage employees to seek out role models within the workplace to learn from. Adopt new thinking, technology and ideas. Promote creativity and encourage them to think creatively. Inspire supervisors to welcome new ideas. Encourage strong customer service and inform your employees that they are responsible for their interactions with customers. And perhaps most importantly… Value continual training and equipping. If you have employees that need further training so that [...]

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The Key to Knowing What Training is Best

By |2019-09-27T13:03:22+10:00July 30th, 2015|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

If you are considering implementing training within your business or organisation, you need to know the different forms of training that are available to choose the most appropriate option. Different training options include apprenticeships, traineeships, vocational training etc. There are also options for training delivery that varies with different Registered Training Organisations (RTO). If you have identified a specific training need or an area of the business where training needs to be implemented, then it’s important that you do the appropriate research to discover what will best suit the needs of the staff and business. Here are some handy tips to understanding more about the training world: A ‘Course’ A training course is a structured sequence of vocational education and training (VET) that leads to the achievement of specific competencies. If it is accredited and recognised by a state or territory training authority the course can lead to a qualification, [...]

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The Great Advantages of Learning Culture

By |2019-09-27T13:03:24+10:00July 21st, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In the last blog post, we talked about establishing a learning culture in the workplace.  In this blog post we talk about other advantages to establishing a learning culture within your life, business or organisation. As well as personal development and continual up skilling, advantages to a learning culture include: Continual Competitive Advantage In today’s world, businesses have endless competition and it’s important to stay on top of new ideas and technology to maintain your edge. Benefits of this include: Motivated and committed employees Increased change management Better customer satisfaction Higher quality products and services Superior business performance  Motivated and Committed Employees Encouraging learning within your organisation encourages personal development for each employee. This gives them ownership over their role and the motivation to achieve excellence. Employees will become more focused, goal-oriented and passionate about the business’ goals. Having an educated workforce makes it easier for managers as they will [...]

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Recognising Existing Skills

By |2019-09-27T13:03:25+10:00July 17th, 2015|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training, Uncategorized|

Before starting training, it’s important to recognise what skills already exist amongst your employees. If they have acquired particular skills through self-tuition, study or life experience, they may not have to actually participate in the course to achieve a qualification. Skills recognition acknowledges that an employee has gained the skills required to complete the course, without actually having to do the course.   Registered Training Organisations apply skills recognition in two ways: Recognition of Prior Learning Credit Transfer Recognition of Prior Learning Recognition of Prior Learning is a formal acknowledgment of skills and knowledge acquired through: Life experience or hobbies including musical, mechanical or linguistic skill Work experience or volunteer work Formal training through other courses, college of training programs at work RPL looks at the existing skills and matches it to the course the student is planning to study. The student may then be able to skip over a [...]

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How to Set Achievable Goals

By |2019-09-27T13:03:56+10:00March 2nd, 2015|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Short Courses, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Target Markets, Training, Workshops|

Goal-setting has been described as 'the inner technology of success'. It is one of your organisation's most important activities. Unless taken seriously, this vital planning task will be futile, producing only a few high-sounding intentions that, for various reasons, are soon forgotten. So, if you want challenging and achievable goals, you should consider these basic principles... 1. Make sure your goals are realistic. A goal that aims too high, or offers a great deal of risk, with little chance of achievement, leads to frustration and surrender. It's easy, for example, to say that a goal for the year is: ‘To increase production by 150%’ - but quite unrealistic with inadequate resources and uncommitted staff. 2. Keep them simple. If goals are complex, it is unlikely they will be clear and specific enough to focus effort and marshal the necessary resources. Clear simple goals give staff an unmistakable vision of what [...]

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Get the Most Out of a Conference, Seminar, or Workshop

By |2019-09-27T13:03:58+10:00February 23rd, 2015|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Short Courses, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

To stay on top of your career and ahead of your competition, you have to make learning a lifelong, ongoing process. Conferences, seminars, and workshops are acknowledged forms of training, information-gathering, and networking. They are usually short, practical, and up to the minute. But such events must be more than just a day away from the office. If you want to take full advantage of these opportunities to invest in yourself, you’ll need to be aware of the following advice... 1. Prepare yourself beforehand. Your attendance and participation are investments in yourself, so don’t leave preparation to the last minute or allow ‘emergencies’ to limit your pre-event preparation… Study the agenda, and focus on what you want to get out of the event. Talk to your boss about the program and find out whether there is information you should concentrate on. Do any pre-reading, recommended or otherwise, that will increase [...]

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The Value of Asking Questions

By |2019-09-27T13:03:58+10:00February 20th, 2015|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Short Courses, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Ever been in a position where you have been asked to present something and you know you’re not prepared? Ever been involved in a discussion where you don’t feel you can contribute constructively? What do you do when you are put in a position to speak or contribute to a discussion and you have no idea what to say? Ask a question. Mark Twain said, “It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” So how does question asking stop you from looking dumbfounded and unprepared? The focus is immediately taken off you and placed onto the participants, listeners or conversationalists. Others feel valued by allowing them to input their ideas and opinions. By listening to the answers, you can launch yourself into a conversation, speech or more questions, using their answers as stimulus! Excited to ask some questions yet? [...]

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The Benefits of Online Training

By |2019-09-27T13:04:23+10:00September 26th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

In this fast changing world where skills are constantly adapting to technology advances, people are changing the careers more frequently and employers expect job seekers to be equipped with skills already, how can you ensure that you will be secure in the marketplace? The competition now is so cut throat that being educated means actually going out of your way to update yourself with the current business trend, software, theory, medicine, etc. The answer...Education! Those who refuse to stop learning are the ones who will succeed. It's important to be aware of gaining new skills, learning new techniques and being aware of the changes in your industry at all times. Currently there are various means to get that vital education, one form is via the internet through an online qualification. First it has to be asked, is this an effective and is this the best way to get a qualification? [...]

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6 Factors of Career Success

By |2019-09-27T13:04:25+10:00September 15th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Soft Skills, Training|

What do employers look for in potential employees? That was the question that was posted recently on a career discussion forum online. Naturally, for each different position, the answers to that question would be different. However, there are some common skills that employers look for in all employees, whether the employee happens to be a network engineer or a fry cook. In-Demand Skills for Success 1. BASIC SKILLS Reading, writing and arithmetic! Believe it or not, a good portion of high school graduates (and some college grads) do not read at an 8th grade level and cannot do multiplication in their head. Employers are seeking employees who can read well, can write coherently, and who can calculate mathematics in a business environment (fractions, percentages, etc.) Add to that the modern basic skills of keyboarding skills, basic computer knowledge, and the ability to use most computerized tools (e.g. fax machine, basic [...]

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