EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Adaptability in the face of unavoidable change

The uncertainty barrier: a barrier we create in our own minds that exists when facing an unknown agenda, something a new leader usually brings to the table.

6 BENEFITS OF HIRING OLDER WORKERS

Older workers are often a forgotten piece of the diversity equation. It’s time to check our age bias and learn to recognise that ability and talent are ageless

Baby Boomers Discover A New Way to Retire

Watch out, Millennials! The OG “Me” generation is nipping at your virtual tails.

Yes, that’s right. Baby Boomers have found a new way to retire—by becoming internet entrepreneurs. Not all of them, but the numbers may shock you.

It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook

In looking back at my parents’ education in the 1950s and 60s, and my own education in the 1990s and 2000s, I worry sometimes that despite the huge advances that we’ve seen in technology, not much has changed when it comes to how we view learning and how we design learning environments.

Ageism, not ageing, is the real burden on our economy

Older people are still perceived as a burden, rather than being recognised for the work they’ve done over their lifetime in building the infrastructure that we currently enjoy. The recent interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care got it right — “as a nation, Australia has drifted into an ageist mindset that undervalues older people and limits their possibilities”.

24 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers
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While some job interviewers take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, most job interviews involve an exchange of common interview questions and answers. (Including some of the most often-asked behavioral interview questions.) Here are some of the most common interview questions, along with the best way to answer them

Does Your Resume Pass the 6-Second Test?

In today’s competitive job market, it should come as no surprise that recruiters, hiring managers, and other HR professionals are often pressed for time when reviewing the loads of job applications they receive for each open position. 

In fact, studies have shown that, on average, a recruiter scans each resume for only six seconds before deciding if it belongs in the trash. In other words, you only get six seconds to capture the hiring manager’s attention and convince them you are the only professional for the job — that’s a big task to complete in so little time. 

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Finding the skills you need to succeed in this difficult job market

I reached out to Erika Andersen, who is the founder of the consulting firm Proteus International, to learn about the ins and outs of learning new skills. She is also the author of several books, including Be Bad First.

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Expertise

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Excellence

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Professionalism

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