LouLouise Keogh

Irish Copywriter living in Australia :) Passionate about food, travel and sleep. Proud owner of Wordmuddle, a small Darwin based business delivering awesome content to awesome clients.

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Starting Your New Job – Top Tips To Help You Fit In

Believe it or not, workplace strife is one of the highest causes of stress at home. It is challenging enough without having to deal with a bad atmosphere in the office and then bring it back to dump on your partner! The office is just an extension of the school playground with the cool kids
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How Millennials Are Changing The Workplace For The Better

If you want something done, give it to someone who is busy, now if you want something done ‘better’ you give it to the Millennial…. Said me, just some Gen X chick about the new guy on the block. Now I just need to get my hands on a millennial or two to thrust my
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Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

Do you ever find yourself in inconvenient situations at work where you are required to deal with bossy, self-centered, challenging co-workers who really haven’t done any work since the early 1900’s? Me too! It seems to be an ongoing cycle where we are left to deal with these colleagues alone. Resolving tricky situations in the
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How To Write A Great Resume

There is a veritable minefield of resume templates available online and whilst it is fantastic to have such options, it is also overwhelming. What constitutes a good resume? I have tapped into my HR and recruitment background to bring you some top tips on carving out an impressive resume that will ensure you get noticed.
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Great Interview Tips For An Employer

Last week I discussed tips for interviews, from preparation to effective communication. This week I am looking at an interview from the point of view of the employer. While some business owners are masters in an interview through experience down the years, others find the process difficult. This is completely understandable given a person’s skill
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6 Tips For The Best Interviews

During my two and half years in recruitment, I learned something incredible. A very high percentage of people are extremely poor at interviewing. Be it nerves, lack of preparation, or weak communication skills, I was surprised at how many underwhelming interviews I conducted with candidates. I decided to document the common mistakes that cropped up
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Five Tips For Good Workplace Organisation

Are you like me and an absolute sieve head? I have the best of intentions, but I can a bit forgetful, and a little bit unorganised at times. Given, I am chasing the freelance dream, these unsavoury qualities don’t work into my plan. So, I decided to get myself sorted, and thought I would share
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Copywriting – Freelance Style

Everyone has a dream career. It is usually a job that is out of arms reach; a pipe job so to speak. I am thinking superhero, dolphin trainer,or for the really ambitious, an ice cream taster. I however, have found the perfect dream job. One that is achievable. In fact it is more than a
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Why Jobs Boards Don’t Cut It

We are all familiar with the jobs board; the one stop shop for all positions available, with a handy little sub classification function to bring you straight to the location, salary and job type you are looking for. All sounds very easy and comforting right? Truth is, jobs boards do not cut it anymore. That
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Landing The Perfect Position

The most successful people rise earlier than us average folk. Something crazy like 4am. I love my sleep but I am not a millionaire. This leads me to believe that successful people might be onto something. Whilst I am not suggesting leaping out of bed two hours earlier to get in a session of bikram
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7 Excuses To Leave Work Early

There are times when it is acceptable to leave work early. And there are times when it is not. Queuing up for the latest iphone or go see you football team play are really not going to fly with your manager but there are actually plenty of times when you may just be able to
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Four Types Of Toxic Work Colleagues

One morning recently, I woke up and decided to hide under my sheets for the day. I was unwell; not physically but spiritually and mentally. I was stressed and frazzled. I was avoiding my responsibilities but I couldn’t face the office. The reason wasn’t mountains of work, or pending deadlines. The reason was my colleague
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Linkedin For Dummies

LinkedIn is a bit of a dark horse. Some years ago as a young college graduate I decided to do what all the professionals were doing and create a LinkedIn profile. At the time my opinion of it was pretty low; it was like Facebook but boring. I left my page untouched and over the
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Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

I once worked in a male dominated office. Overall it was an enriching experience but I unfortunately experienced some awkward situations with a sometimes over amorous boss. He would often make lewd remarks and insinuate situations of a sexual nature. I wasn’t sure how to approach the situation. He was a partner in the company
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Making The Most Of Your Working Day And Time Management

Time management is a vital tool in getting the most out of your working day. It is advantageous to have a schedule to have some idea what way your day will go, how you will use your time and how you will prioritise your tasks. This blog is going to provide you with a comprehensive
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Secrets Of A Recruitment Consultant – Part Two

Never get on the wrong side of your recruitment consultant. Many people make the vital mistake of forgetting that their recruitment consultant is in fact their employer. I have had people racially abuse me, shout, hang up and have a generally bad attitude. And it is these people that are looking for help in finding
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Working As A Bartender

I didn’t wake up one day and decide to be a bartender. It was a job that just came into my life at school and carried me through college. Pulling pints became my bread and butter and I was pretty good at it. To be a great barmaid you need to be a bit bolshy.
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A Day In The Life Of A Resource Consultant

I am Resource Consultant. This is a fancy name for a job that is not as complicated as it sounds. I work in a recruitment agency assisting the consultants to resource quality staff. I reckon I have the best role in the office as I get to deal with the human side of the job
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Achieving A Healthy Work/Life Balance

ing from it. It becomes dangerous however when work takes over. Stress is the common denominator of many killer diseases; heart disease, obesity, depression and stroke. While success in the workplace is a source of huge satisfaction, being overzealous about the accounts or fanatical about sales can be damaging your health and happiness. Here are
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A Recruitment Consultants Perspective

From my fledgling weeks  providing office support in a recruitment agency, to resourcing candidates and meeting and greeting interviewees , I have seen it all. The life of a recruitment consultant is a very interesting one. I have learned that as much as we think most people understand the basic concepts of making good first
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Working As A Catering Assistant

Starched white lab coat. Check. Razor sharp knife. Check. If we were playing “Who am I?” you might guess that I earn coin as a butcher. The truth is though I am a catering assistant, the role that toes the line between skivvy and sous chef. My days are spent prepping vegetables, making sandwiches and
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