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What is a Business Administrator and Is It the Right Career For You?

Ligia Chelotti 01/06/2020
 

The day-to-day operations of a business are just as important as going after its long-term goals.

Whether it’s in the IT industry or a manufacturing concern, every business needs someone to take care of these daily dynamics – that’s where the business administrator comes in.

A career in business administration can help you gain experience and knowledge that can be applied to other fields as well. The curriculum included in a business degree incorporates practical and qualitative courses that provide you the skills needed to add value to your organisation.

So it’s no wonder that many top execs get their start working in office administration – gaining an in-depth understanding of the way an organisation operates.

But how would you know that a career in business administration is right for you?

For that, you first need to know what the role of a business administrator is.

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The ins and outs of online learning

Ligia Chelotti 28/05/2020

Is online studying a good option for me?

It’s a big decision, a potential life changer. It takes careful thought and planning among friends and family but importantly - a commitment to yourself. The impact of taking on a study commitment should not be underestimated.

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8 Ways Individuals Can Benefit From Online Education – Future Of Professional Development

Ligia Chelotti 01/05/2020
 

 

Online learning programs have immense popularity among students and educators alike because they get to take advantage of digital facilities that are convenient, flexible and also affordable. 

While the online learning industry is already worth $5 billion in Australia, this number is growing exponentially since the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe.

The resulting lockdown and self-quarantines are encouraging Australians to gain new skills, get higher education, and take professional courses to make themselves more attractive to employers. These distance learners have a golden opportunity to attend virtual lectures, get coursework, take exams, and conduct research online.

And that's just the start. Here are several reasons why online learning has caught on so quickly in Australia over the last few months:

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Reasons Why Learning Project Management Is Significant

Ligia Chelotti 20/12/2019

Project management is an expansive role where the term can mean a number of things for different businesses and professions. A project manager could be someone who drives change within a business, or a specialist leading his team members to realise their full potential. It could even be someone appointed to improve stakeholder engagement.

As such, there isn’t just a single type of project manager, but different individuals skilled in handling different projects, sectors and even industries. However, regardless of the variations, the fact remains that all projects need a structure for successful deliverable and outcomes.

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Business Administration: 6 Reasons to Learn for Smooth Business Operations

Ligia Chelotti 19/12/2019
 

Business administration is a diverse field of study that can help develop practical and technical skills both professionally and personally. Business touches on almost every aspect of society and a combination of academic background and practical experience can give you a competitive edge in the job market where business administration is in high demand.

Whether you want to pursue video making as a career, want to design buildings or play professional basketball, there’s always a business side to the equation. In fact, any skill set or interest has a business side to it. Every industry needs managers, accountants, marketers, financial analysts, and tech support staff, or administrators in business. 

Studying business administration gives you a definite leg up compared to the competition where applicants don’t have a degree or those who have less marketable credentials. Employers, recruiters, and leaders all recognise the value of good accreditation and will want to have you on board.

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Peer to Peer: Fundamentals an HR Associate Looks For

Ligia Chelotti 01/11/2019
 

As a department, HR has gone through multiple changes over the last two decades giving it an ever-evolving role in today's organisation. Previously, HR performed more of an administrative role rather than a strategic one. In the traditional sense, its primary function was to ensure compliance with employment laws and maintain employee retention.

But now that role has broadened to a more strategic capacity and has become more involved in business operations. This role now presents HR teams that are more empowered while also acting as an advocate for the employees.

Today, working in HR takes someone who doesn’t hesitate to solve problems, can improve processes, gauge achievements, and develop systems. In addition, HR professionals should be proficient in dealing with an organisation’s culture, and most importantly, its workforce- the employees.

As such, HR professionals need to excel in the areas of organisation, communication, discretion, and flexibility to manage their daily undertakings and boost productivity.

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Flexible Learning Tactics to Add Value to Your Education

Ligia Chelotti 15/10/2019
 

Online learning is a learning tactic that is gaining momentum worldwide and Australia is no exception. Under the subtitle “The rise of off-campus study”, a 2018 report compiled by the Grattan Institute states that one in five domestic students now study off-campus.

However, this learning tactic isn’t restricted to academic learning alone. Instead, both students and young professionals looking to get ahead are embracing this popular learning trend. It is something that you will come across in higher education as well as continuing education. Even vocational training courses use online learning as a tool to facilitate and upgrade educational credentials. In fact, you may often have come across common searches like ‘online bookkeeping course Australia’, ‘study accounting online Australia’ and ‘online accounting short courses Australia’ to name just a few.

So, who are these people who give an edge to online learning versus traditional learning, and more importantly, is it right for you? These are just a few of the questions we will try to answer here and see if you find yourself to be a good fit for online learning.

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Factors to consider when choosing a future career – Besides aptitude

Ligia Chelotti 26/08/2019

When selecting your most appropriate pathway to create the right entry point to the career of your choice, consider more than just your aptitude for that direction in life. There are so many other factors to take in to consideration – here are just a few items to add to your ‘what career path do I choose for myself’ checklist:

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Write a Cover Letter That Wins Interviews

Ligia Chelotti 10/07/2019
 

When applying for a position, a cover letter should almost always be added in addition to sending out a resume. The cover letter serves a few purposes. First, it helps you focus the attention of hiring managers so they can see exactly how you fit into a certain position and work environment. Second, it might be the only way they are able to judge your communication skills. Your writing skills are on display, and the way you logically tie ideas together is also on show.

Click here to read "The 10 Steps to Building a Resume that Gets Interviews: A Solid Resume Template"

In essence, a cover letter is the same as a sales letter and you are the product or service someone is buying to help fit the needs of a company.

In this article, you will learn how to compose a cover letter that will land you job interviews.

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10 Step Guide For A Solid Resume That Gets You Job

Ligia Chelotti 17/06/2019

 

A resume is one of those must-have items when applying for a job. It is a powerful tool that distils all your work experience so that hiring managers can quickly make decisions about whether you fit in a certain position or not.

However, what exactly are hiring managers looking for? How do they decide whether you fit into a certain position or not? In this article, we will cover exactly this and then teach you how to construct a resume from scratch, so that you increase your chances of landing that important interview. Here are 10 steps to follow when you want to write that eye-catching resume:

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Things To Know About Studying Online - MCI Institute

Ligia Chelotti 14/05/2019

If you’re considering studying an online course with MCI Institute, but have a few questions about what the MCI experience entails, you’re in luck. We’ve answered some of the questions prospective students frequently ask us, see below:

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Six Red Flags:Know When To Change Your Career - MCI Institute

Ligia Chelotti 15/04/2019

A career change rarely happens overnight. In most cases, a growing sense of dread, increased boredom and finally, infuriating frustration culminate in action. If you suspect you might be due for a change in vocation, look out for the following red flags:

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