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A holistic job-search strategy

Karen Lewitton 28/09/2017

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.

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LinkedIn Basics – what you need to know

Karen Lewitton 21/09/2017

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!

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The Interview Game – interview tips to help you land the job

Karen Lewitton 29/08/2017

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!

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Four steps to conquering a career change

Megan Hauptfleisch 29/05/2017

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.

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Why Choose MCI Institute over other online business diploma providers?

Megan Hauptfleisch 26/05/2017

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.

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How to stay focused while you climb the career ladder

Megan Hauptfleisch 24/05/2017

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.

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How to get the most out of studying online whilst working

Megan Hauptfleisch 23/05/2017

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.

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How MCI Institute's career advisors can help you choose the right online diploma for you

Megan Hauptfleisch 22/05/2017

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.

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Five ways to increase your earning potential and achieve your career goals

Megan Hauptfleisch 10/05/2017

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:

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Studying online is a flexible learning solution that helps busy people achieve their career goals

Megan Hauptfleisch 08/05/2017

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:

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Behavioural Job Interviews

Megan Hauptfleisch 17/10/2016

Behavioural or competency based interviews are very common during the initial interview stages

You 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

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What are your options if you are expecting a low ATAR in this year’s HSC?

Megan Hauptfleisch 12/10/2016

Tips for those who are concerned that their HSC results might mean missing out on getting a qualification

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