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Find a Job Working with Animals

So, you want a job working with animals? Luckily for you, there are plenty of career paths (for all levels of education), which allow you to turn your passion for animals into a paying position! One of the great things about working with furry, fuzzy, or scaly friends is that most jobs in the animal Continued »

Tips on resigning from a job you were referred for

RUNNING out the door to freedom is a tempting option when you realise your job is not for you. But things can get a bit more complicated if another employee in the company referred you in the first place. Many employees are using referrals as a job-search tool in Australia with 60 per cent of employees referring Continued »

What would these celebrities be worth minus the fame?

Television programs The Block, The Biggest Loser, My Kitchen Rules and Bondi Vet have catapulted regular people in relatively humble professions to television stardom. We used our ‘ValueMyCV’ tool to determine what these celebrities would be worth in the current Australian jobs market, minus the fame. We compiled the CVs of Scott Cam, Michelle Bridges, Manu Continued »

How Parenting Skills Translate into Job Skills

RE-ENTERING the workforce can seem daunting for stay-at-home parents who can worry about gaps in their resume. But now is the time to translate those skills learnt in the playground to the boardroom as you tackle the fierce jobs market. Hiring managers are reporting that stay-at-home mums and dads are among the most qualified of Continued »

RBA Rate Cut: Winners and Losers by State and Territory

The RBA rate cut to 1.5% should equate to more money in the back pocket of Australian mortgage holders, yet an increasing number of borrowers are facing financial stress because of the weak labour market. Adzuna CEO Raife Watson said, “The rate cut should be great news if you have a mortgage or you are Continued »

How to Banish Fear From Your Job Search

IT’S time to push past those fears as you continue to put yourself out there in the hunt for the perfect position. Endless applications coupled with the anticipation of rejection, let alone those daunting interviews, can mean fear and anxiety become part of your job search. But don’t let that uncertainty and intimidation slow you Continued »

Woolworths Cuts 500 Jobs: What to do if you’re facing redundancy

Woolworths will slash 500 Australian jobs and close up to 21 underperforming stores in an almost $1 billion restructure. Chief executive Brad Banducci said 500 jobs will be permanently removed from Woolies’ support office and supply chain, while 1,000 people will be moved “directly into our businesses to improve accountability and help us better support our Continued »

HR and Finance Jobs Face Outsourcing

Over the past four months Optus and Telstra, two of Australia’s largest companies and employers, collectively cut more than five hundred Australian workers from their ranks and outsourced the positions overseas. Telstra’s move to outsource 300 customer service jobs to the Philippines was expected and the Telco giant justified the decision by explaining that ‘more Continued »

Greyhound Racing Banned in NSW: What Next?

Today across NSW from Wentworth Park to Dapto, Dubbo to Taree, greyhound callers are hanging up their microphones, trainers are booking one-way tickets to Victoria, and punters are thinking about dusting off their old bag of fruit at the back of the wardrobe and heading out to watch the ponies instead. Greyhound racing in NSW Continued »

Why Exercise is so Important to Your Job Search

There is nothing like a good exercise regime to help boost drive and clear the mind as you embark on your job search. Comedian and musician Tim Minchin pretty much summed up the benefits of keeping your body and brain in order through physical activity at his celebrated occasional address to graduates at the University of Continued »