Tag Archives: career transition

The ‘Stop & Go’ Career – Why can’t Employers see the Benefits?

Careers are no longer linear as the changing nature of work continues to shift. Careers have become transitional and fluid removing the traditional model of constant long-term employment. I say bravo! Yet so many employers continue to struggle to see the enormous value Stop & Go candidates bring. Sam Mostyn the winner of the inaugural […]

Mothers Increase Productivity – Seems Like a No Brainer to Me…

Can women with children really change the nation’s balance sheet? The Grattan Institute argues that if workplace participation of women increased by only 6% our GDP would be $25 billion higher. I find that figure both completely staggering and totally exciting. Furthermore, the report states that “female workforce participation can only change significantly if more […]

Beam me up Scotty – I think I’ve just landed in the wrong job!

Ever had that nausea-inducing feeling when you realize that the shiny new job you just spent all your time and effort to secure is not all it was cracked up to be? Should you persevere and try to make a go of it – or should you just cut your losses and move on? Most […]

Delayering, obsolescence, Kodak and you

I know a very smart and enterprising young woman working in publishing who has taken to using disposable film cameras. She has found a regular source of supply and has discovered the joy of photography as it was in the pre-digital era. What I find delightful and surprising about this is that young people, Gen […]

Pre-Redundancy Career Strategies for the Over 50s

Although unemployment rates are still highest among the under 25s, the rates among older workers continue to creep up as industries restructure, companies delayer middle management, and businesses seek to recruit new technology skills. Older employees still need to take control of their career and manage their job options – and a networking strategy can […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Seek Career Advice

Are you currently thinking of getting some professional career advice? Even if you’re not, here are 10 reasons why you might need to: 1. Your career lacks direction. A good career management consultant can help you take a structured approach to analysing your career, your expertise, your interests, your values and development needs. Studies suggest […]

“How did I get here?” Know your personal career journey

In a recent blog, we talked about the importance of making a good impression at a job interview. Typically, that starts with your answer to the question, “Tell me about yourself?” Before you can answer, you need to understand the journey that has brought you to where you are today. Sometimes referred to as the […]

The Job Interview – Win it (or Blow it) in under 20 minutes

First impressions count, no more so than in a job interview. The opening minutes can make or break your chances of winning (or blowing) that job opportunity. Here are some tips on how you can impress. Most of us who have conducted interviews for new staff over the years seem to agree on a few […]

How to Build Your Online Profile

LinkedIn is a powerful recruitment and networking tool. Over 5 million Australian professionals are now using it, including employers, recruiters and search consultants. This guide is aimed at individuals who may be looking for a job or thinking of making a career change. The hiring landscape continues to evolve and social media, particularly LinkedIn has […]

Thinking of changing career? Ask yourself these two key questions

Many people have approached Bravo career management consultants over the years to talk about a desire to change careers. Career change is a common thing and yes, it important for us all to be happy in our work. But when is the idea of a career change misguided? When is it warranted and how should […]

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