By Dr. Denise Meyerson
MCI Institute has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Business Innovation in The Australian Business Awards 2016.
"LEGO Serious Play, Gamestorming, immersive story-based learning and now in 2016, MCI has been recognised as an ABA 100 Winner for Business Innovation in The Australian Business Awards.
By Kristoff Barnowicz
We’re reading more than ever before on screens. From news to learning resources, text delivery over the web is not only allows information to be shared quickly, but to be searched, dug out, and consumed so easily. Even this very piece is yet another example of online text.
You probably have that friend that seems to have their headphones glued to their ears. The only time you see them take their headphones out is to give you a recommendation to a podcast you absolutely, most definitely, must listen to. I know because I’m that guy. I smile dopily on the bus to and from work to my comedy podcast of choice. I shed tears whilst cooking and pass it off like it’s just the onions and not the gripping story I’m listening to. I plug in on my lunch break to expand my knowledge. With the first season of the podcast Serial cracking a million downloads, podcasts can no longer be ignored.
It can be a jungle out there. 'The Office' starring Ricky Gervais (UK) and Steve Carell (US) is a hit because its antics hit close to home for so many corporate professionals. Here are some serious tips for surviving the animal kingdom of your office
People like wine, scotch, cheese. All get better with age. But my memory never does. Couple this with the ever-increasing amount of things I want to remember and an annoyance becomes a problem. But it’s not a problem anymore. Because now I use Evernote.
Whether through late-night study sessions, or arguing with a marker over their criteria by which you got Question 28 Part A wrong, securing good marks is the main motivator for high school and undergraduate education.
IT TIPS FROM YOUR MENTORS
By Kristoff Barnowicz
Use Shortcuts when using Word, viewing a PDF or even a website, one of the simplest shortcuts to use is control + F (command + F in Mac). This will enable the search window (see below) which can find the information you need quickly. By typing in key words or phrases, you will clearly see where to look in the document saving you time and stress.
In the example below, I am asked to list the different components of a detailed work breakdown structure. This assessment question appears on page 39, so I would probably have to go back and reread quite a few pages before I find the answer. By using control + F, the navigation bar appears on the left; I then can type in detailed work breakdown structure. As you can see, it will search the document for that phrase and list the results. In this case, the first result is exactly what we are looking for. In less than a minute I have found my answer!
↑ Looking at the question without the search window
↑ You can see the search window on the left (Navigation) has been enabled and by typing in a phrase from the question, a list of results has appeared. The first results brings up the highlighted phrase (in yellow), in this case it is the answer we are looking for.
A study from the University of Sydney’s workplace research centre says “The average working week in Australia among full time employees is 44 hours. And one in five Australians work more than 50 hours a week,”
Having suitable experience to get your first job can be tricky. It’s your first job so what experience can you list on your resume?! And references? What are they? It turns out work experience isn’t the only thing employers are looking for, especially for entry-level jobs. After all those doing the hiring were once out there trying to get their first job too. If you can show you are responsible or considerate of others - your skills are in high demand! Even better, using this strategy your experience and skills will be laid out in an easy to follow format for the person reading your resume and doing the hiring. Make sure you have your contact details on your resume on every page – in the header or footer is fine.
It should come as no surprise that more and more recruiters are using LinkedIn to search for potential candidates. Firstly it's free rather than having to pay to post on a job board. Recruiters can also search for relevant candidates using keyword searches that relate to the skills they need.