Skill Building

Setback to success: Skills to succeed with Naby Mariyam

Setback to success: Skills to succeed with Naby Mariyam

Have you just faced a rejection, and now you're feeling unsure about your next steps? Or maybe you're questioning whether you've got the skills to create a career from the ground up? This article is for you. Welcome to part two of our discussion with CEO and Founder...

How to avoid the mid-year blues

How to avoid the mid-year blues

You know that saying, time flies when you’re having fun? How misleading: time flies all the time, not just when you’re having fun. One moment, you’re relaxing in the summer sun, crafting up some new year’s resolutions, then BAM! It’s July, and you have quite...

How to create an outstanding video resume

How to create an outstanding video resume

Do you need to submit a video resume for a job application? If so, it’s important to put the work into making a high-quality video. If you’re applying for something that requires a video, make sure your video is clear and easy to watch. It should be short (less than...

How to pivot your career direction mid-degree

How to pivot your career direction mid-degree

If you’re midway through your studies and you’re thinking about working in a different industry or specialty than the one you’re studying, don’t worry – you’re not alone! It’s common to start thinking about different career pathways while you’re studying, and...

Can you design your future?

Can you design your future?

Look, none of us can predict the future but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps now to help steer it in a direction that #sparksjoy. How can you do that, I hear you ask? Well friends, let me introduce you to this delightful little theory of Life Design.Drawing on...

Six ways to fast track your career progression

Six ways to fast track your career progression

Have you ever been frustrated, waiting for your manager to offer you a promotion, or wondered what more you could do to stand out from your peers? Use these tips and tricks to get the recognition you deserve and fast-track your progression. 1. Set your career (and...

Fitting in(stitutions) while Black

Fitting in(stitutions) while Black

Recently, myself and a colleague wrote an article at The Conversation examining some nuances of working while Black. We use the word Black to refer to political identities connected to ancestry, as well as a cultural and social experience of race and to...

6 reasons why you should volunteer at university

6 reasons why you should volunteer at university

Being a university student isn’t easy. If you’re a recent school leaver, then you are probably learning about the epic juggle of university life. Trying to balance your studies with your home life, plus maybe working part-time and trying to catch up with your friends...

Pathways to digital marketing careers

Pathways to digital marketing careers

It’s everywhere – on your phone, on your PC; it may have even led you here. Digital marketing is the way businesses communicate and promote their products and services to the world. Though we may think of clickable ads and pop-ups as digital marketing, digital...

There is no such thing as ‘just a uni job’

There is no such thing as ‘just a uni job’

Getting a job on campus at your university is not just a means to an end, it can be the start of something really special. You’ll be taking advantage of a typically more flexible work schedule, get a chance to see the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of your uni and will get the...

How to make a difference as a mentor in 4 easy ways

How to make a difference as a mentor in 4 easy ways

What makes a mentor stand out? We all have people in our lives that we find inspiring, motivating, and driven, but the secret to being a mentor is more than just enthusiasm (although that never goes to waste!)From sharing their knowledge and expertise to providing...

4 signs a healthcare career may be right for you

4 signs a healthcare career may be right for you

The healthcare industry offers various rewarding career paths. You have the opportunity to make a significant difference in individual patients' lives and the community at large. Lucrative salaries are also a feature of many roles in the sector. The Australian...

5 tips for preparing for a career in IT

5 tips for preparing for a career in IT

Information technology is a booming industry offering a variety of jobs. It's an excellent field for those looking for a chance to advance and earn a solid income. In January 2020, records indicated at least 3 million people held jobs in some part of IT in America.If...