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Managing Social Media

Over the past few years, social media has become one of the main promoting platform for businesses. People of all ages, backgrounds and social status find themselves connected through different social media platforms and now more than ever sponsored adds are becoming popular. But what does social media has to do with the success of
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Working In Guest Relations

You may have experience having a guest in your house at least once in a lifetime. From inviting a friend to sleepover to having a cousin visit from overseas. In my family, hospitality is a big deal, and if my mom knew someone was visiting, she would not only ensure these people had everything they
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Volunteering For An Organisation

  I was absolutely naive to the concept of volunteering until I started serving at a church as a part of my college internship. I used to hear my school friends talk about how they volunteered in different organisations but never really put too much attention into it. Unpaid work goes from work internships to
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How To Keep The Motivation In Your Team Members

We all have experienced motivation. Whenever we start something new, a new experience, a new job, a new hobby, even a new year, we have no problem finding motivation. It seems like you have all the possibilities of accomplishing something great and life seems like a brand new page at this stage. It happens to
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The World Of Fashion Design – Part II

When I was in college, I met a friend who is a recognised Fashion designer in Australia. Since we were both involved in a creative department I had the opportunity to closely observe her creative process and see her bring beautiful outfits to life. So this article will be based more or less on that
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The World Of Fashion Design – Part I

You might have heard of Coco Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Donatella Versace, all of them fashion icons who marked the beginning of a new era in the world of fashion design. All of them were known for bringing an unexpected change into what was considered normal, creative or trendy at the time. What about H&M?
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What Is Journalism All About?

My sister was 17 years old when she finished a high school apprenticeship on Industrial Chemistry. Since we were both little girls we talked about going to Medical School so we could be surgeons, mostly because we grew up watching our parents work in the medical field. But it wasn’t until the day before enrolment
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Blogging As A Career

In the previous article we defined a bit more about what blogging consists of, and this definition applies to any type of blogging. But what about blogging as a career? What if you could write and tell the world about whatever it is that you are passionate about and make money from it? Well, you
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What Is Blogging All About?

Blogging is one of the newest and biggest trends we face today along with the boom of the different social media platforms. A month doesn’t go by without at least one of my Facebook friends announcing they’ve just started a blog about whatever topic they’re interested in. Some of these are about traveling, others about
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Analysing Systems In The IT World

We have previously talked about three different areas we can consider as general categories in IT: tool developing, system analysis and customer support. The job of analysing systems is related but also very different from tool developing since the first is more focused on organisational efficiency. This is a very objective based role, and it
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Developing Tools In The IT World

The world of IT is one for the curious! It is a career with so many possibilities that if you enjoy it, you will never get bored in it. As all the other careers it divides itself into different categories, each of them consisting on a different focus. For the sake of practicalities, we will
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A Day In The Life Of A Travel Agent

Have you ever thought what it would look like to work as a travel agent? I used to be completely oblivious of this career until my life became one of those that requires a whole lot of traveling and it was only then when I realised the extent of such a job. Have you ever
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Working As A Set Designer

Ever since I was child, I dreamed of working with technology and design. I remember being around 13 years old and annoying my mom to death until she gave in to buy me some crafting materials. At the time I had a small band and I thought it would be cool to create a small
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How To Write A Great CV

Have you ever taken the time to think how people came up with the idea of the CV? If you think about it, it is a great and effective way for employers to find the best options for their company and for people looking for employment to put their talent and skills “out there”. I
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The Price Of Believing In People

I love the topic of believing in people, it used to be an alien concept to me until my time in College. What I mean is not that it was never there, but I simply did not see it or realised it was present. I remember in all of our classes, our trainers used to
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Finding The Right Partnership

Have you ever heard the say “We are better together”? They probably teach you that principle since your first day of school so you would learn about teamwork and social relations. It may seem a silly phrase, but the reality is that there is so much truth in it in all aspects of life. We
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I Finished College, Now What?

As much as we students would love to finish our studies and enter what people call “the real world”, finishing college can actually be, and usually is, less exciting than we expected. You just finished partying with all of your classmates, got your degree diploma, took a thousand pictures and after all the excitement you
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When It Is Your Job To Let People Go

We all know that there is not such thing as an eternal job, you either have a casual, part time or full time position and as technology keeps developing and proceses change, people continually are moved inside a company or between them when they change jobs. It is hard enough to loose a job or
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From One Language To Another

Sydney is a very multicultural city, and as an international student it took me longer to meet Australian people than it took me to meet foreigners. Meeting people from all over the world in this amazing city, made me aware of a career I was barely aware of before: translating. As you may imagine, most
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Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking

One of the most common fears both in educational and professional environments is that of public speaking. There is just something frightening about standing in front of a group of people and trying to communicate something that you believe will be of value to them. This group of people could be a group of total
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Understanding And Using Authority

Authority can be defined as the right to exercise power, whether this is in a family context, workplace or even in your relationships or circle of influence. As a parent , you have a certain authority over your children, as a boss, you have authority over your employees and even as a friend, people can
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Transitional Leadership

In a world in which people seem unable to stop fighting over power, an ever-changing leadership model doesn’t seem quite popular. What if I told you that you shouldn’t be dreaming of remaining in the same role you are now for more than 10 years? Or that at least that role is not meant to
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Creating And Establishing Organisational Culture

Organisational culture can be defined as a system of shared assumptions, values and beliefs that determine how people behave in organisations. Such shared values influence the way people act, perform and approach their jobs in every area, even the smallest details like language and dress code. With a post-modern generation, the dictatorial mode of organisation,
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When People And Tasks Collide 

Have you ever realised that some people are more easy to work with than others when it comes to completing a task? Some people seem to just be born effective, driven and passionate towards reaching a goal, but others on the other hand are a little bit of a journey to work with when it
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Effective Communication In The Workplace

Miscommunication. The source of all conflict, or at least most of it. Have you ever wondered why what you have asked hasn’t been done properly? Or why your employees are having a hard time working as a team? Have you noticed that the vision of your organisation does not translate in every layer as you
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What To Look For In A Job Interview

Many articles have been written about how to be a winner on your first job interview, or even what tips you should follow in order to survive this crucial moments of your career. Not a lot has been said, on the other hand, about what are the things you should consider when you are looking
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Keeping The Culture In A Growing Business

Surely you would have heard of or visited franchises like K-mart, Gloria Jeans, Target, Hard Rock Cafe or even Mc Donald’s. One of the things these have in common is that they are all big thriving companies, they have multiple locations and differ in size, but they all have this one thing in common: Culture.
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Things To Consider As A Personal Assistant

I never saw myself as a personal assistant, it is a big enough struggle to try to organise my own schedule, now imagine what it would be to organise someone else’s. My housemate on the other hand, always told me that she would love to be someone’s assistant, and that she found satisfaction in helping
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A Day In The Life Of A Pastor

Three years and a half ago, I left everything that was known to me behind. I left my family, friends, country and comfort zone in order to come to Australia and study a career that most people don’t see as such, I left everything I knew to study Theology. Theology is the study of God,
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Turning Workers Into Leaders

One of the biggest frustrations of organisations with a vision of growth (which should be all of them) and success is to be sustained by people with a worker’s mindset. You might ask yourself the question “But isn’t that all they need to be? I mean, you need workers to do what you direct them
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A Day In The Life Of A Dancer

Ever since I was a little kid I wanted to dance, my parents used to tell me they did not have time to take me to classes or money to buy me costumes so they decided not to enrol me in dance classes. Still with the dream of dancing alive in my heart, at the
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Working As A Choreographer

Is choreographing even a real job? This is what parents would normally say to their kids if they came up with such an idea. Having this picture in mind could help us understand why a great amount of support is needed in order to succeed in the creative industry. A choreographer’s job is the same
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The Problem With Experience

Amongst the many requirements for a certain job, we always encounter that of experience. Two, five or even seven years of experience in a certain position are required along with a college certificate or bachelor depending on the type of job. This might not be the case if you are trying to apply for a
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Working College Students

I am pretty sure most of us had this mental image of college as the land of freedom, that beautiful time when you get to be independent from your parents and live your own adventure. Little we knew, or no one bothered to tell us that such adventure sometimes is not possible without a great
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8 Benefits Of Being A Flight Attendant

I’ve never considered being a flight attendant, it was actually my dad’s dream that one day I would come up to him and tell him that I finally decided to use the skies as my new working environment. He used to tell me that I would make a great flight attendant because of my height
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Making A Financial Plan

Making a financial plan does not sound as fun, but we could all agree on the fact that no business can flourish without resources, staff doesn’t work for free, buildings don’t sustain themselves and products don’t simply auto re-fill on the shelves. These are the most obvious reasons why a solid financial foundation is needed
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How To Stay Innovative In 2016

All thriving and successful businesses have one thing in common: they remain innovative, create new things, come up with new ideas, branding and products over and over again. They never go out of style, they don’t only follow the current trends but they make the way, getting ahead of everyone else on what’s next. It
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Starting Your Own Cafe

Cafes are a boom all over Sydney at the moment and the trend is quickly spreading around the world. The time has passed where only Gloria Jeans and Starbucks were the places where you could get your hot beverage and have a chill time. While there is a lot of competition in the market, this should
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The Five Rules Of Hospitality

If there was a simple guideline that those in the hospitality industry could follow and be successful, it would be amazing. But since such a thing is not quite possible, for it is your context, experience and resources what determines the methods you use to offer a great service, I thought it might be useful
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Rock It Like A Rookie

We’ve all been rookies at least once in our lives. The definition of rookie is the new, unexperienced, pioneer who starts something new and is in the process of learning how to do it well. When we start a new job, an internship, or a new career, we start out nervous, curious, we ask questions,
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Hospitality Jobs In Brisbane

Thinking of getting into hospitality? Maybe it is time to kill two birds at a time by doing it in the beautiful capital of Queensland which offers an outstanding vacancy in the hospitality industry. From Luxury hotels, pubs and bars, to hipster looking cafes, Brisbane hospitality range caters not only for customers but for job
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Working During The Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, at least it is supposed to be! When we think of holidays usually a time for rest and fun comes to mind, you may imagine a beach, or snowy mountains, city adventures or adventures in the wild, but sooner or later you come to the realisation
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Surviving The Shark Tank

Have you ever had the opportunity to watch the show Shark Tank? It is a show where different entrepreneurs present their ideas to very experienced investors and they either convince them or not to invest on their dream. When I watched the show for the first time, I realised that I had no idea about
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How To Run Effective Meetings

Have you ever been on one of those never ending meetings that were so un relevant to you that you asked yourself “Why am I even here?”. Those meetings where you wish you could be late and leave early, because they keep going around the same topic over and over again without getting to a
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Are You A Workaholic?

Last year when I started my internship, it was the first time ever that I was involved in what we could call “ a real working environment”. This meant that I was given responsibilities that normally a staff member would be given. I thought I would be fine, managing teams, doing some admin jobs and
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Building A Good Work Ethic

In the professional world, every company is looking for people who will not only follow a vision, but will carry the vision of the company themselves. A good work ethic is definitely needed for this. It is what in the future will help you accomplish more than just average and be on the front line
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Creating A Working Environment That Produces Growth

Regardless of what the job might be, the working environment influences in the final product more than you can imagine. As humans we are finite, everything about us is limited and sooner or later comes to an end. Our energy, our health, our creativity, our thinking ability, our capacity, are all areas that if we don’t
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Before You Choose Medicine

We all have been to the doctor, that’s for sure. They are the people who give us lollies if we behave, who give us the the coolest bandaids but always betray us with a vaccine. All of us can in some way or another be grateful to a doctor. They are the ones that so many
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Overcoming A Job Trial

Wether it is your first , second , part- time , full- time or graduate job, most of the time you will have to go through a trial in order to show your skills before you are hired by a company in a stable position. Job trials are normally known for being challenging, sometimes a
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