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‘Over-qualified’ so what- why can’t I apply for the junior role?
Posted on Friday July 12th 2019

Like it or not, hiring managers often make assumptions about your career and possible current work situation when reviewing your resume and cover letter. So when you lodge your application for a role that you are clearly well qualified for, there’s a chance you may be in question as to ‘why?’ Some hiring managers may …

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Saving when you’re searching – why budgets can be difficult and how to make the most of your money.
Posted on Friday July 12th 2019

While we all have different goals and strengths and weaknesses when it comes to money, many of us find ourselves in the same dilemma of setting saving goals, being that we set big expectations for ourselves and fall short!  Our habits and behaviour patterns in relation to money get in the way of our good …

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Juggling work and other commitments? Find out what casual employment could mean for you.
Posted on Friday July 12th 2019

                          Casual employment, put simply, is when your employer has no firm future commitment about the length of your employment, or even the days (or hours) you will work. For instance, roster changes or extra shifts on a need basis, which you may …

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Invisible disability, a thing to consider when you’re applying for work
Posted on Friday July 12th 2019

                        Did you know there are 2.1 million Australians of working age with disability? Of these, just over 1 million are employed and another 114,900 are looking for work. So, as perceptions of what a disability ‘looks like’ are changing, there are still challenges …

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Is there ever a perfect time to look for a new job?
Posted on Friday July 12th 2019

Have you been out of work for some time and are struggling to get that next job? Then the simple answer to your question would be the best time is now. However, if you are still at a job and not sure if it’s still a place you want to work at anymore, then, it’s …

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DES JOB SEEKERS LEARN NEW SELF-EMPOWERMENT SKILLS
Posted on Friday June 28th 2019

Ten disability employment service (DES) job seekers recently graduated from a special pilot program – ‘The Power of You’ – run by the The Phoenix Experience in Lilydale, Victoria. The facilitator, Daniel Burgess, has been running inspiring, life-coaching courses for three years following his self-willed recovery to walk and live fully again after a tragic …

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CELEBRATE THE CRICKET FINALS
Posted on Friday June 28th 2019

Things can get a little tense in the office mid footy season, and with the fever pitch rising for the State of Origin final, the colours blue and maroon take on more meaning than ever. However the final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup on Sunday July 14 is also a great sporting event that …

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KEEPING MORALE UP IN THE COLDER MONTHS
Posted on Friday June 28th 2019

With the final season of Game of Thrones having now aired, the ‘Winter is Coming’ gag is about to get old… yet here it is, bringing with it the iciest of mornings and often dreariest of days. It’s well documented that people receive less Vitamin D over the winter months, which impacts our overall vitality, …

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Annual Wage Review Decision
Posted on Monday June 24th 2019

The Fair Work Commission is responsible for reviewing and setting minimum wages for employees in the national workplace relations system. The Commission has handed down its Annual Wage Review 2018-19 Decision which is operative from 1 July 2019. The National Minimum Wage and award wage rates will increase by 3 per cent from the first …

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Making meals on a budget
Posted on Monday June 24th 2019

Do you find weekly meal planning and cooking stressful and expensive? Find out how to make the most of your budget and please the whole family with these tips below: Set your budget and stick to it Planning is key here. For $100 you can feed a family of 4-5. In saying that – you …

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