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When it’s Time for a Career Change

By |2019-09-27T13:04:24+10:00September 19th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Did you go to work today and wish that you were doing something different? Have you been looking at online courses and dreaming of a change? Maybe it's time you thought seriously about a career change! Did you know that the average person changes their career six times in their working life? There are many different reasons why a person would decide to switch careers- they may be laid off at their current job, a dream job may come along, people in a committed relationship may find themselves having to consider new prospects due to a change in location of the job of the other partner, or someone may just become plain bored in their current career, to the point where it feels like there is no point to the day. Career changes are not a bad thing, but they need to be planned according to the circumstances of your [...]

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What to Expect at your next Job Interview

By |2019-09-27T13:04:30+10:00August 15th, 2014|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, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Job interviews are a critical step in the achievement of a job offer. Your resume might be outstanding and your experience second to none...but if there isn't chemistry in the job interview, you may miss out on the job. Here are a few more tips and hints on what you should expect when arriving at a job interview and how to make sure that you give it everything you've got! Be prepared for these questions 'Never go into a job interview,' says Mitchell Posner in 'Executive Essentials', 'without knowing clearly your answers to these questions'… An icebreaker question: e.g. So, what do you think of this weather we're having? What was your last job? Why did you leave? What did you like about your past jobs? What did you hate? Those were your duties. What were your achievements? Tell me about yourself (Watch for raised eyebrows.) Now I know your [...]

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Effectively Dealing with Confrontation

By |2019-09-27T13:04:34+10:00July 30th, 2014|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|

"By bringing conflicts out into the open and overcoming them, we develop honest, forthright, and loving relationships with ourselves and others. We turn heat into light." Robert Bramson, 'Blaming isn't changing', in Jimmy Calano & Jeff Slazman, CareerTracking, Gower, Aldershot, 1988. Here's an idea During a confrontation, if you reach an impasse, consider calling in a third party, depending on the seriousness of the conflict: Experts are neutral third parties. Their responsibility is simple: to provide data, facts, and information that may help the involved parties improve their understanding of the objective issues in a dispute. Mediation is a process in which a third person helps the parties in conflict to collaborate. Mediators do this by listening, asking questions, and creating a supportive and constructive environment. Arbitration rulings may be binding or voluntary. You get an answer but since the involved parties don’t participate in the solution, they may be less [...]

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