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What is Future-Proofing and why is it important to all careers?

Jenna Meyerson 12/07/2021
 

Consider the work landscape of today. You will find few similarities to yesteryears and many stark differences in the way that people find employment and build their careers.

Gone are the days of sticking with one employer all the way through to retirement. These days, we can't really predict what the future holds and how it can impact us. Indeed, every business and individual is susceptible to future events that can affect them negatively. For example, economic upheavals, pandemics and political situations can quickly dry up the job market, compelling businesses to downsize.

Besides, whether you are a doctor or an entrepreneur, your field is bound to advance and change the way it functions. So there is no constant, and the only way to ensure continued employment is to future-proof your skills.

It never hurts to be cautious, and every person requires a proper contingency plan to safeguard them from unexpected situations.

Read ahead to find out what future-proofing is, why it is vital for your career, and what steps you can take to maximize your career development for a brighter future.

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7 Simple Ways to Learn to Love the Job You Have

Jenna Meyerson 17/06/2021
 

Your life is a work in process, and each step you take has its own consequences. Just like you face ups and downs before you get what you desire in your personal life, your professional life is also full of surprises.

When you start a new job, you are incredibly interested in your work, find your workplace the perfect place to be, and the environment seems just impeccable. However, after a few months or maybe a year, it might start losing the charm.

If you have started to feel like happiness and success can't come hand in hand, you might have already started applying for other jobs. However, it's easy to blame the job, the office culture, and the management, but the most challenging part of the journey is to take the blame on yourself and see all the things from a different perspective.

Finding a new job might seem better than surviving the old one. But you can't possibly tell that the new job will be any easier.

Here is what you need to do to bring back the charm that you once found in your job when you started:

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Key Traits of HRM Professionals

Jenna Meyerson 17/05/2021
 

Managing employee experience, recruiting the best of the best in the industry, and processing payroll barely scratches the surface of what it means to be an HRM professional. Human resource management is not for everyone. It takes a unique set of skills to be successful in this aspect of the industry.

When we think of a human resource professional, a few things come to mind.

We think about the various characteristics they must possess. They will play a key role in ensuring their success but, more importantly, the success of a company since they are the ones who recruit for the company.

Certain professional traits and personal qualities make HRM professionals apply themselves in any landscape that requires their expertise.

While there are basic requirements to taking up a position in HR, there are also standard indicators that all HR professionals at the top of their field possess.

Here are the key traits of successful HRM professionals:

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Online Learning: Embracing the Potential of Digital Education

Jenna Meyerson 13/04/2021
 

Digital education has already helped millions of students globally during these tough times. But, even before the Pandemic, eLearning had been experiencing an upward trend in its growth. In Australia, the average online education industry growth was 4.5% between 2015 and 2020.

The global online education market is forecasted to reach approximately US$ 350 billion by 2025 because of the flexibilities in learning and new technologies in the education sector.

The potential of digital learning is quite evident by the growing numbers in the education sector, so read ahead as we delve deeper into its benefits.

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How to Communicate your Salary Expectations in an Interview

Jenna Meyerson 08/03/2021
 

Job interviews can be difficult and nerve-wracking. While talking about your skills, experience, and talent is essential, we can all agree the most difficult question to answer is about your salary expectation.

Some fear putting forward a high number that puts them out of consideration for a job. Some fear asking for a bigger paycheque, making them lose out on the money they deserve.

If you have an interview coming up soon, don't worry! You can use strategies to give the right figure and one the employer can also offer. Tact, timing, and research play a significant role when it comes to discussing the money.

First, let's find out why employers really ask this question.

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Pro Tips for Standing Out from the Pack in Workplace

Jenna Meyerson 15/02/2021
 

In today's competitive job market, merely having a degree and doing work may not be enough to sustain your job. To survive in the long run, you have to stand out from the flock and make a good impression on your current and potential employers.

In many professions and industries, competition for jobs persists to intensify. Perhaps, you have ticked all the correct boxes in terms of skills and qualifications. You might have a compelling record and experience, and you might even have a winning personality. But the chances are, so will various other applicants.

Naturally, all candidates want to be known as capable, competent, and resourceful – it's also important to have a reputation for getting the job done effectively. However, it can be challenging to stand out among other employees – especially in more prominent companies.

Then, what can you do to differentiate yourself from the pack? How can you demonstrate that you are willing to go the extra mile and want and are worthy of the job more than your peers?

Here are some tips that can help you set yourself apart from the competition in the job market.

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How to maintain your motivation in self-paced training?

Jenna Meyerson 19/01/2021
 

Self-paced learning is essentially a student-centred approach to training and development. It provides learners with all the tools and resources they need to learn at their own pace and choose the order and focus of their learning.

It is fast becoming the go-to method for students, especially those enrolled in online courses. In fact, many educators across Australia now prioritize self-directed learning for better learner engagement rates.

But learning independently comes with its problems, even for the brightest learners.

While everyone starts online learning courses with high motivation levels, it’s only natural to slow down after a while, especially when they don’t have anyone to answer to. It’s easy to get distracted when studying remotely and the lack of regular feedback can also damper a student’s enthusiasm.

Without face-to-face contact with a teacher, the learner might start to withdraw from the online classes, resulting in lower engagement and participation.

It can be challenging to stay on track with a self-paced online degree course, but it isn’t impossible. Below we’ve detailed some expert recommendations to help you stay motivated when learning at your own pace:

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How To Choose The Right Online Business Courses in Australia?

Jenna Meyerson 16/12/2020
 

"A college degree defines your career goals" is a notion of the past. Now it has become quite easy for people to switch their careers, thanks to online education.

With a change in mindset, people have warmed up to changing their career paths. This has increased the demand for online education globally. A 2020 IBIS World report shows that the online education industry revenue will be worth an estimated $8.2 billion over the next five years in Australia.

As far as online education is concerned, diploma in business courses online are extremely popular these days. It makes sense because many people want to start their own business, and online training can give them the necessary skills and expertise to do it successfully.

Business skills are also essential for anyone who wants to excel in their management careers. According to a study, job opportunities for business majors are expected to increase by 10% over the next decade.

Are you interested in the field of business? Do you want to take online business courses in Australia but fear you might sign up for the wrong one?Check out all business coursesHere's a guide to help you choose the right business course providers in Australia. Make sure you get the following facilities when you sign up with them:

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What Makes An Effective Cleaning Operations Course Worthy

Jenna Meyerson 09/11/2020
 

Australia's cleaning industry is experiencing a boom with growing revenues, and increases in profitability. Recent statistics suggest that the commercial cleaning industry is now worth $12 billion as it steadily develops.

It employs thousands of people already, but more Australians than ever are signing up for jobs as they realize that good money is to be made as a cleaning manager or janitorial operations exec.

However, for those who want to reach these positions and excel in the industry, it is essential to have a good command of cleaning techniques and operational knowledge of the tools involved. This also includes an in-depth understanding of planning and organization knowledge of surface materials, information on the latest equipment, and cleaning.

Without this information, the cleaners pose a risk to themselves and the others that come in contact with the site. Moreover, it also contributes to the loss of time and money spent on cleaning products.

If you are interested in putting your foot in the cleaning industry, you need to prove your employer's skills. The best way to gain these skills is to enrol for an online cleaning operations course from a reputable institute.

An online course in cleaning operations teaches you the proper use of cleaning chemicals and equipment, maintaining safe working conditions, and collaborating with clients to offer an effective service.

These cleaning industry courses are all about promoting a new way of thinking and encouraging diverse ideas through intensive training that presents several new opportunities.

Check out the Cleaning Operations Course

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Six Reasons Why Online Learning is More Effective

Jenna Meyerson 07/10/2020
 

Do you want to build your skillset to land a better job or improve your chances of getting a promotion?

If you answered yes to that question, but don’t know how to go about getting the education you need to succeed, online learning might just be the best option for you.

The internet and other learning technologies have completely transformed the idea of professional education as students are no longer restricted to classrooms.

One of the biggest reasons why online learning has outdone the traditional classroom model in popularity is because it offers quality lessons from expert teachers on the student’s schedule.

This means that you do not need to choose between your career and education anymore because online classes offer ultimate convenience and flexibility to move forward in your career.

We present several more reasons why you should look into online avenues of learning to help propel your career to greater heights.

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5x Work From Home Roles you can Learn At Home

Anthony Pollock 23/09/2020
 

When it comes to 2020 everyone is dealing with frustrations. From all walks of life, there are challenges everyone is facing. Job loss, mental health challenges and not to mention the delicate juggling act of homeschooling. It’s fair to say Covid-19 has thrown 2020 a veritable curveball. 

What do you do with the elevated stress or when the tension is so high? How do you keep your psyche in check? Or better yet, what do you do when Covid-19 has taken away that feeling of no longer being in control? 

As an employee for an Online Educational Institution (MCI Institute), I feel a certain degree of empathy for places like Melbourne (currently in stage 4 lockdown). Part of my job involves talking with everyday Aussies and Travellers who are thinking about studying. It can be tough for anyone in that situation when trying to look beyond the immediate four walls of your home. 

How do you get back that feeling of control when you’ve been made Redundant, are stuck on Job Keeper or worse – lost your job? 

Since March, Seek and Indeed.com have reported on a steady (dare I say rapid) increase of businesses hiring Work From Home and Flexible Workers in response to the New Normal. At the time of writing this article, Seek currently has over 12,000 roles advertised throughout Australia and, interestingly enough, they’re not all in Metro areas.

But how does this help me, you might ask?

If you’re like me then you’re probably working in a job or have had a career that doesn’t necessarily make sense in this New Normal of Work From Home positions. At least that’s what you’ve thought. 

Here at MCI Institute, we’re talking to hundreds of students every month and there’s a constant that keeps coming up in our conversations: Change is in the air. Employees are looking at their roles differently. Even the Long term unemployed are seeing opportunities in the wind. Even Businesses are looking at themselves internally and asking ‘How do we Adapt? How do we become resilient in the wake of Covid-19?’

How do you reclaim that Control in your Life? How do I get a piece of that Work From Home pie? 

To assist you, we’ve put together a list of 5 of the Most sought after Work From Home Positions. Positions that we discuss daily, not only with students but with Employers as well.

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Seven Benefits of Taking a Leadership and Management Course

Jenna Meyerson 10/09/2020
 

A leadership and management course is a stepping stone towards a better understanding of your abilities and skills, as it lets you carve your path to success.

In fact, it also helps you develop the necessary skills for a successful career and a more fulfilling life.

Regardless of your current expertise, it is imperative to continuously learn and develop new skills, and keep up with emerging technologies and, eventually, manage others.

While you'll naturally develop most of these skills with time and experience, but there are many skills that you happen to overlook and apply in reality-based scenarios.

Management and leadership training and development induce change, and it is an essential tool for making a positive impact. 

So, enrolling in leadership and management courses could be beneficial in more ways than one.

Here are seven benefits of a leadership and management training course and why it is worth your time:

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