In our previous blog post, we explored the ways in which school leavers should approach finding the right career for them. Once you’ve pinpointed the vocation or industry you’d like to pursue, you need to weigh up the study options available. Further education courses, degrees and diplomas vary greatly. In order to make a success of your studies, you need to choose a study option that best suits your particular needs.
When I ask people what their job search strategy is, they usually respond that they are registered with or are searching for roles on SEEK.com.
Did you know that there are 467 million LinkedIn users in more than 200 countries? 2 new users join LinkedIn every second and there are 3 million active job listings . If you are not on LinkedIn, you are missing out!
An interview is an intense and artificial way of measuring whether you will be a good fit for a role. Until another method is developed, it is important to learn how to play this game. My first interview was secured through a friend who had an office suite on the same floor as an Accountant. The interview lasted about half an hour. Part of the interview included the Accountant asking me to write a sentence so he could determine how legible my handwriting was. How interviews have changed!
Changing careers is increasingly common among modern professionals. That said, the thought of moving out of your comfort zone, even if you’re unhappy is often so terrifying that many people resort to daydreaming about their dream careers, instead of committing to the work and taking the plunge.
Whether you want to upskill and advance in your field, or pursue a completely different path, pursuing further education in the form of an online business diploma provides you with a solid foundation. And to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success, you need to choose an educational institution who’s up to the challenge.
Working towards a promotion, while fulfilling your current job role and juggling commitments outside of work can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Don’t get us wrong: moving up the career ladder certainly takes hard work, but it’s far from impossible. If you’ve got your eye on a promotion, taking note of the following tips will make your journey that much easier.
So you’ve decided to study online? Congratulations! To help you to take full advantage of this opportunity, take note of the below:
Diarise each learning session
Just because studying online gives you the flexibility to learn whenever it suits you doesn’t mean that it’s any less important than the rigid schedules of traditional classroom studies.
Opting to study an online business diploma doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. To help you to thrive during your studies, and equip you to conquer your career goals successfully, we offer all of our students their own career advisor.
Ready to conquer your career goals and enjoy the financial rewards? Here are five ways you can begin to increase your earning potential, starting today:
Whether you’re a stay at home mom or work a full-time job as the family’s breadwinner, you already have multiple responsibilities to take care of. Thanks to the flexible nature of online learning, you don’t need to sacrifice all-important family time or attendance at work. Read more about why studying online can help you:
Behavioural or competency based interviews are very common during the initial interview stagesYou can expect to come across this type of questioning in the first or second interview for a role.
The premise behind this technique is that past behaviour predicts future performance. Interviewers want to understand when you have demonstrated a competency through past behaviour. It is