Consulting has a bit of a reputation for being ruthless and cut-throat...not exactly helped by TV shows like House of Lies. But the perks are pretty enticing - interesting problems to work on, lots of travel and a variety of work. And it's not all bad - we spoke to Tim about his experience working in management consulting and it turns out that his firm even includes a social enterprise arm. Who would've thought!Read More
Insurance might not be the sexiest industry but there are probably a ton of insurance roles that you never knew existed. For example, say your house has been broken into, your house has been trashed and some of your stuff has been stolen. How does the insurer work out how much to pay you? Enter the loss adjuster.
It might seem like a straightforward job, but it was tough enough to make Daniel Day-Lewis back out of a movie role. Intrigued? Tulay, who's been a loss adjuster for over 4 years, shared details of a typical day.Read More
Spring racing season is upon us and if you're lucky enough, you've been invited to a work sponsored event. While it's fairly easy for the guys to sort out an outfit, it's a little trickier for us females who need to get the right mix of race AND work appropriate.
We've rounded up a few suggestions for every budget that'll help you stand out for all the right reasonsRead More
For the latest instalment of our interview series we sat down with Tom, who is responsible for digital communications at the Western Bulldogs AFL team. By focusing on the journey and constantly developing his skills, he’s ended up at a pretty special destination.Read More
The relationship you have with your boss can make or break your happiness levels at work. Unfortunately, new research shows that 1 in 5 bosses is a psychopath - the same ratio as prisoners.
So how can you tell whether your boss is in fact a psychopath?Read More
The evidence is in.
According to the latest research, if you work in the corporate sector there is a 1-in-5 chance that your boss is a psychopath!
A study undertaken by Nathan Brooks, a forensic psychologist, and his research colleagues Dr Katarina Fritzon (Bond University) and Dr Simon Croom (University of San Diego), looked at people holding executive positions in the corporate sector. It was found that “…21% of 261 corporate professionals studied in the supply chain management industry had clinically significant levels of psychopathic traits.”Read More
Those of us who don't work in IT might automatically think that "I work in IT" = IT service desk. Well in reality, the IT industry has a broad range of jobs, from client facing roles to behind the scenes, programming roles. We spoke to Catherine, who works at an IT services/consulting firm in a client facing role.Read More
If you’ve ever spent time looking for a new job, you probably know that it isn’t easy. Searching on job boards, talking to recruiters, turning up to interviews just so you can be judged! (Let’s face it…that’s what it is). None of it is fun.
Now, the process isn’t easy for hiring managers either. At times it can seem as though finding the right candidate is like looking for a drop in the ocean. Sure there are loads to choose from…but how do you find the right one?Read More
In our last post we found out a bit about what it’s like to be a primary school teacher. Today we delve into the best and worst parts, a common misconception about teachers and a super cute story.Read More
Most of us remember primary school as a happy time with lots of fond memories. Sticky fingers from melted icy poles, blisters from monkey bar races and gleeful trips to the canteen. But unless we have kids of our own, we’ll have little to do with primary school once we move onto high school and become little fish in big ponds all over again. While a lot has changed since we were kids, some things will always be the same. Courtney gives us the inside scoop.Read More