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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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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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Quiz on Managing Your Career!

By |2013-09-09T11:03:03+10:00September 9th, 2013|Leadership, Soft Skills|

Here's a short, fun quiz to get you thinking about your career!   How to develop a plan for action The statement, ‘If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there’, is taken from which classic? The Wizard of Oz Gulliver’s Travels Alice in Wonderland Robinson Crusoe   How to improve your chances of getting promoted How can you strengthen your credentials? Active membership of professional associations and committees. Involvement in community service organizations and clubs. Formal study (degrees, diplomas etc.). All of the above.   How to choose the best course for further study One way to avoid becoming another drop-out statistic is to do your homework on and explore fully the course of study which you intend to undertake. What three activities should feature in your preliminary considerations? Find out about the course or subject by approaching the course coordinator. Consult the course [...]

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