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Stress Less: 6 strategies to help reduce stress in the workplace

November 9-15 is National Psychology Week (#NPW2014) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has released its annual Stress and Wellbeing Survey.  In this year’s survey, two in five working people (44%) identified work as a source of stress.  In addition, it was found that work was also implicated in health outcomes, with nearly half Australians (48%) citing ‘work demands’ as…

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Fashions on the Field: Winning Interview Presentation

In the lead up to Melbourne Cup, many ladies and gents are getting out their Sunday best with the hope of backing a winner and looking great on the racecourse.  Most aim to match the attire of other attendees on the day – a suit for the guys and a hat for the girls – but what about in the…

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Keeping it Real: The Ideal Candidate on Social Media

Our focus for today is on social media, as both a personal and professional platform to express oneself, with everything on show for potential employers (Broughton, Foley, Ledermaier & Cox, 2013).  From your wild weekend on Facebook to promotion at work on LinkedIn – nothing really is a secret. The only issue with this is that limited privacy means ALL…

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Take the temperature: 5 questions to determine whether it might be time for a change

With a new financial year upon us, many professionals find this the perfect time to take stock of their current position.  Here are a few key questions to help you determine whether it could be time for a change:   1.  Are you ‘happy’? A fairly obvious yet often undervalued component of job satisfaction – how do you genuinely feel…

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