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Protecting Mental Health When Making Career Choices

For many adolescents, the thought of choosing a career path induces stress and anxiety. The pressure can last for years as students move through their last years of high school and following without a clear path to a fulfilling career. In past years, many high school...

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03 February
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The Impact of University Course Cost Changes

Changes to the cost of some university courses could affect the study choices of students across Australia. STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) degrees will be cheaper in 2021, while the cost of humanities courses will rise sharply. Students are now considering the cost of their...

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10 December
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A Lack of Gap Year Options Means Earlier Career Decisions

School leavers in 2020 have endured uncertainty and setbacks. They had to contend with remote learning, not knowing if exams would proceed not to mention cancelled schoolies celebrations. But for many, the greatest disappointment is the loss of a gap year spent travelling overseas. With the...

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25 November
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Interest In the Future

What lies ahead beyond education? How do you start developing effective, realistic and suitable career plans? Planning Based on Educational Attainments In the past academic attainments have been a foundation of much career decision-making. While educational success is still important subject grades are not sufficient for good career...

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19 November
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Meaningless Jobs

What happens when people start each day facing work they believe is meaningless, and in some cases actually makes the world a worse place? They get frustrated, demoralised, angry, and even depressed. And then there’s the BIG issue of productivity! For many people, work appears to serve...

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09 September
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Jobs in the rapidly expanding gig economy

“Gig” workers are those who work on a contingent basis, ie consulting, freelance, temporary, or casual. Their numbers have risen dramatically, and continue to do so. This is the fastest-growing category of new jobs. It offers seductive benefits to both consumers and workers. For workers advantages include...

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09 September
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Fast changing world of work: 10 tips for career success

In this fast changing digital world, students need reliable resources to help plan their future career.   Here are our top 10 tips for successful career planning for the future of work.   Keep up to date with contemporary changing work patterns. Predicting the future doesn’t have a...

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30 May
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Career Information Isn’t Enough

Planning your future career is tough. You need to be taken into account personal factors (eg interests, abilities, potential, values, etc), the ever changing world of work, education and training, credible decision-making models: all these and more. Just jumping into something you stumbled across is not...

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29 May
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Feel Better Quickly

Well-being is a vital component for both happiness & work effectiveness. Below are some useful quick tips to help busy people cope with everyday stresses. (* See below when your situation is more serious.) Take a 10 minute break, preferably outside and away from work pressures. Ideally...

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02 May