here are many news items that have recently made me question whether we are living in the 21st century.One such example was the revelation that it is still legal in the UK to require that women wear high heels in the workplace. This all came to light when Nicola Thorp, who has since started a government petition to make it illegal for a company to require that women wear … [Read more...]
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"If there are no ups and downs in your life, it means that you are dead" - Author unknown.hese days, there is a tremendous amount of pressure (most of it self-inflicted) on young Australians, particularly recent graduates, to have your life and career working in perfect synchronicity.Most of us set some pretty ambitious work/life resolutions for the year ahead. … [Read more...]
Nowadays, the pressure to stick with and succeed in one chosen field has, in many ways, lessened as more young Australians vote with their feet and regularly change careers.Commonly referred to as a slash career, these alternative career pathways can manifest in many different ways. You may hold down a full-time job but have a side hustle or work on a passion project over … [Read more...]
t is tough out there for job seekers, particularly young job seekers.The current market is flooded with graduates with only 68.8% of young Australians able to secure full-time work within four months of completing formal study. Youth unemployment currently stands at 12.9%, three times higher than the national average.In this climate, being offered an interview is an … [Read more...]
I have lost count of the number of lawyer jokes I have heard, as well as the number of times that I have been labelled a “failed lawyer” or a “reformed lawyer”. What does a lawyer get when you give him Viagra?Taller.But in spite of the inevitable jibes and jokes, many of us choose to pursue legal careers because of a desire to do good and to help solve the life … [Read more...]
n a subconscious level, we know that we should learn to block out extraneous influences and trust our gut more with decisions.From everyday predicaments like whether you should go to the gym or go out for dinner with your friends; forego precious sleep and watch just one more episode of Orange Is The New Black; to bigger life decisions like whether you are on track with … [Read more...]
Entering an office environment for the first time is intimidating enough without the additional stress of wondering what you should wear.Workplace culture is unique to every business or organisation and can change depending on your position. If you work in a client-facing role, for example, expect to be dressed in your best most days of the week.While it is preferable … [Read more...]
Staying in the same job for too long can start to feel like Groundhog Day. You find yourself doing the same repetitive tasks over and over again. You get a coffee, you greet your superiors, you plough through the day and pray for mercy that you can get out the office before 7.00pm to salvage some semblance of a social life (or counterbalance all those hours hunched over your … [Read more...]
Knowing the right time to leave a job is one of the most difficult decisions anyone can make. Weighing the relative costs of leaving a familiar position with the benefits of trying a new career can be a daunting exercise.How do you know if you are doing the right thing? What if your new role is a disaster? What if there is no scope for career development? What if you can't … [Read more...]
Etiquette is everywhere.It's a set of invisible rules that unconsciously, and sometimes consciously, govern our social interactions.From networking etiquette, to social etiquette, meal time etiquette and professional etiquette. With so many unwritten rules informing our daily social interactions, it can be almost impossible to know what the right thing to do is in any … [Read more...]