Did you know that over six million Australians volunteer every year? That means one in four of us are giving our time to help others, and according to research those who volunteer are happier as a result. Of course, helping those who are less fortunate is a reward in itself, but it can also benefit your career!
There’s a collective sigh being heard around Australia as we pack up our Christmas goodies and head back to work. For many of us, it’s hard returning to work after the holidays, especially when we peer out the window to see the glorious sunshine and imagine ourselves basking in it. But a little tweaking of our goals can set us up with a better outlook for the new working year and make us happier and more productive. (more…)
Are you waking up every morning with dread in your stomach, feeling exhausted all the time or dreaming about greener pastures? For many of us, experiencing these sentiments is part of the daily grind and something we can put up with. But for others, how do you know when it’s time for a major shake-up? When should you actually do something about heading to those greener pastures and call it quits at work? (more…)
“Do you want the good news or the bad news first?” This is a question many of us have heard at some point in our lives. But is there a best approach when it comes to giving good and bad news? Research suggests that the news-giver can take a specific approach to ease the discomfort of the person receiving the news and to create positive change, which is crucial in the workplace.
This recent study makes the argument for bad news before good—with some exceptions.
It’s no secret that networking is crucial to developing your career, but are you sure you’re making the most of your networking opportunities? Too often, we see candidates approach networking like they’re competing in a speed dating competition, where the only goal seems to be to hand out as many business cards and make as many contacts as possible!
You want to make the most of these opportunities and to use your time effectively – here’s how you can network like a pro. (more…)