Have you ever said or written something that was interpreted in the wrong way? Most of us have probably had that experience at least once. Effective communication is a valuable skill for everyone, regardless of your industry or role. Whether you’re dealing with clients, colleagues, or staff, communication skills are integral to the workplace. We look at some practical communication skills for the workplace and how to develop them. (more…)
Do you think it’s important to enjoy your job, or do you view it as just a necessary part of life? People spend so much of their lives at work that it can have a major affect on their general happiness. It’s not uncommon for people who feel unfulfilled in their current job to consider changing career – but many will never take the leap. Is your current career unsatisfying? Are you worried that you’ll be in the same unsatisfying job 20 years from now and regret never taking the plunge? (more…)
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to work in an advertising agency? Do you have the gift of the gab? Do you have a creative mind? Are you good with people?
An advertising agency has a number of roles that require different skills, but everyone in an advertising agency works toward the same common goals – building a client base, keeping the current clients happy, and producing successful advertising campaigns. (more…)
VET also known as “Vocational Education and Training” focuses on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries.
Vocational Education and Training is typically suited for those people looking to –
- Join the workforce for the first time
- Return to the workforce after taking a break
- Up skill in their current role
- Change career pathways
So no matter what stage you are in your life, a vocational qualification will help you acquire a broad range of complex technical skills and in-depth knowledge in your desired professional area.
Here are some of the many career benefits of gaining a vocational qualification… (more…)
In the ever changing world in which we live, it’s hard to envision what the future holds for us. If you are considering your future career though, perhaps you should consider what skills will be in high demand in the future. (more…)
“Once you stop learning, you start dying” those are the words of the famous Albert Einstein. The willingness to learn is what sets successful people apart from the rest.
Learning should never cease no matter how old you are and one of the ways to make that possible is to take short courses even when you’re already working.
Studying a short course provides a number of benefits:
1) It helps enhance your career.
Learning new skills can give you an edge in the workplace. It’s not simply the case that you’re able to do more in your job, it shows commitment and a willingness to develop, which is something that employers will always look favourably on. If you’re looking for a new job, a short training course is a tangible and valuable addition to your CV and may get you ahead of other candidates. (more…)
Presenting a report in front of an audience can be frightening, even to the toughest person and can induce an anxiety attack hours before the presentation. Here are a few tips to help you conquer that fear and talk to a crowd with ease:
It is critical that you know what you are talking about. It is not enough to read, you must understand it as well. If necessary, do extra research for you to be able to grasp the topic more. Questions will be asked by the audience so it is important you know the subject to be able to give them a satisfactory answer. (more…)
- Remember that a career change is normal and that most people will change careers between three and five times in their working life.
- Take time to think about what you really want to do and don’t rush into a career change. Make sure you research your chosen field to find out more about what is really involved. (more…)
Generation Y, the generation all others love to hate because of its perceived poor work ethics, has now been uncovered as the age group most likely to want to change careers, even though they may have just started in one.
In a survey we did 81% of the same age group indicated they already hold or are studying towards additional qualifications outside of school, indicating that they might not stay in the same place for long if there’s no opportunity to advance their career using their qualifications as a stepping stone to a more satisfying future.