What job searching after 27 years feels like

Maurice When Maurice* was retrenched from his job in telecommunications, he felt the earth collapse beneath him. Despite the fact that his colleagues had been muttering about the possibility of  the axe for months, Maurice had a watertight performance record: he was liked and respected by everyone he worked with. And more than that, he … Continue reading What job searching after 27 years feels like

Redundancy and job insecurity are growing and it’s a problem for the economy at large

This article is written by David Taylor and is originally published by ABC News. When Debra Kightley lost a well-paid role in human resources in 2015, she lost more than just a job. "Just losing, I think, that sense of being who you are," the 52-year-old said. She's been picking up temporary work ever since. … Continue reading Redundancy and job insecurity are growing and it’s a problem for the economy at large

The job market has changed. Here’s how to catch up.

For many of us, staying with a company long-term can be a blessing. We know and love our organisation. We’re given opportunities to learn and grow, if we want them. We have the ability to accrue benefits such as long-service leave. We’re comfortable, and above all else, we’re happy. But with the troubling news that … Continue reading The job market has changed. Here’s how to catch up.

Money Mules: Identity Protection

The below article is submitted to us by Equifax and is originally published on their website. What is a money mule? If you’ve ever seen a job advert which seemed too good to be true, you might have missed the opportunity of a lifetime – or you could have just narrowly avoided being a money … Continue reading Money Mules: Identity Protection

37 conversation starters that make you instantly interesting

Whether you’re working up the courage to talk to an attractive stranger of feeling awkward at a social or business event, the conversation topics will get you off to a winning start. Conversation Topic: Ask for a helping hand “Helping questions are great conversation starters because when a person helps you it forms natural bonds. … Continue reading 37 conversation starters that make you instantly interesting