Specialized training is becoming more and more important to financial success in today’s labor market.
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As technology and the labor market rapidly evolve, so too does the value of a high school diploma. Despite the changes, one thing remains true: Education is still the cornerstone of career success.
Advertising through online influencers is shaping consumer law, business models and people’s careers.
Business Briefing: the ‘get rich quick scheme’ influencing what you buy.
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Even though online influencers might not be overtly endorsing a product, advertisers will still pay a lot to have something featured, even subtly, in a post.
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Science is supremely beautiful, but can also be brutal and unforgiving if you stray from the well-worn pathways.
Veterans and service members on the job hunt.
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Large numbers of veterans hold misconceptions about IT work that discourage them from pursuing careers in the field.
Some professional players find it difficult to change their routine to adjust to other careers when they retire.
Research shows there are some common struggles among those who retire from being professional athletes but players can be successful in careers after sport.
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Don't just rely on your degree certificate to get a job after university. Work on your employability too.
The days of staying in one career forever are over for many people.
Career counselling shouldn't be a luxury that only certain people can access. It's actually a necessity in the rapidly changing world of work.
Perhaps your career path is paved with big data.
Most industries tap into big data these days – meaning more and more jobs are opening up in this field. Here's some background on the skills and qualities you'd use as a modern big data professional.
Australian tech startup Atlassian launches on the Nasdaq market.
Want to work in a startup? You need to weigh up the risks with the benefits.
Women are the key to encouraging more female academics to seek promotions.
Men outnumber women almost two-to one in senior academic positions in Australia's universities. But there is a way that female academics can play a vital role in bridging that gap.
This is an unusual sight in business. Women are more likely to sit at the side of the room. The number one rule to be successful is to sit at the table.
Women need to start believing in themselves to be successful. Men own their success but women attribute it to external factors. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg learned this a while back.
What time do you think it’s safe for me to leave work?
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Despite macho career advice, it's time for scientists – and everyone else – to understand that the point is to work smarter, not longer and to strive for a realistic and livable work/life balance.
It’s an annual ritual, but commencement still has value.
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As students walk to receive their certificates on commencement day, what are the thoughts of their teachers who stood at the same place some decades ago? What has changed?
The stereotype of male as leader goes part of the way to explaining why so few women are in leadership roles.
The way opportunity is structured is the very thing stopping more women entering leadership roles in the workforce.
Students no longer have the time for self-discovery.
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The pursuit to get into the best colleges has taken out the joy of learning from students' lives.
Good advice can be life-changing.
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New guidance for schools on careers has brought Conservative policy round full circle.
Any deviation allowed?
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Asking children to model themselves on top entrepreneurs is another step towards corporate mentality hijacking education.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
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Careers advice for primary school children helps bust stereotypes and boost aspirations.
Let’s bring out the dolls.
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The equalities minister, Jo Swinson, has suggested that boys should be encouraged to play with dolls to make them more “nurturing and caring”. This is apparently in the hope that they will become more…
Love your subject and you’ll do better at it.
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Science and engineering subjects are often presented as better career choices for students than the arts or humanities. Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, recently said that STEM subjects – sciences…