Do you have a goal you want to achieve? If it’s something like “Increase customer engagement” then you actually have no goal at all. It’s too generic. That is, if that’s a goal, when will you know that you have achieved it? Instead, define your goals using the SMART goal technique and you’ll know exactly when success happens.
Some of us are lucky enough to know what drives us from day-dot of starting a new job. For the rest of us, figuring out what we're passionate about takes time. Liz Funk from Creator shares 5 proactive steps to start a passion-driven career.
Was last year a blur for you? Yeah me too. At JobVibe we’ve been reflecting a lot about how to stay more focused this year and not let things get too crazy busy. It all comes down to starting the way you mean to continue; here are some tips, tricks and ideas to help your team hit the ground running:
Leaving a job can feel spectacularly awkward at the best of times. However, it's really important to be graceful when you do it. We're in an increasingly connected, small world, and both companies and candidates move quickly. Today's employer could be tomorrow's client, big new sale, or even the key contact you need to land the great new career of your choice. Many people leave their employers with a bad taste in their mouth, however, impacting their ability to turn old employers into long lasting assets. These tips will help ensure you don't do the same.
Australia's Coolest Companies 2015 competition results are in! This year's contest brought out some amazing Aussie companies. In addition to online applications that each company had to submit to be considered, judges also evaluated each company's anonymous employee reviews on JobAdvisor. After all, that's where you can see what it's really like to work there. The two categories this year were Coolest in Tech and Cool for Women. Both awards celebrate companies who offer a game changing service, provide unprecedented benefits to employees, foster friendly working environments and are addressing workplace diversity and inclusion. Along the way we uncovered a few interesting trends such as that bringing dogs to the office is the new cool perk just as foosball tables used to be, and found that companies across Australia are tackling challenges like equal pay and parental leave with some great results. Without further ado, here are our 2015 Coolest Companies winners as well as finalists for each category.
It's that time of year again, we're looking for Australia's coolest companies to work for! There are loads of lists profiling the "best companies to work for" in Australia, so we thought we'd do something a little different and go looking for Australia’s "coolest". Last year we kicked off our search in the tech sector and uncovered a whole bunch of cool companies who you can read all about on News.com.au. This year we've expanded our search to uncover Australia's coolest companies for women!
A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine Sally (not her real name) listened to a speaker at a leadership event tell everyone the key to communication was “to always say what you’re thinking, right now”. Sally realised she finds it really hard to do that, so she did an experiment and this is what happened.
A few years back I was feeling really down about work. I was stressed out because I had loads to do and was feeling insecure about my ability to do a good job. I just didn’t know where to start and the negative self-talk had kicked in… I was thinking, “I really suck at this, I can’t do it”. Then I got some advice that changed my life.
Recently I met with the CEO of a large hotel chain who has a great reputation as a leader. When I offhandedly referred to her team as “employees” she stopped, looked me in the eye and said politely but firmly, “we don’t use that word around here.”
Having read thousands of reviews on JobAdvisor over the years, I think it’s fair to say I’ve had a pretty reasonable insight into what people really want from their employers and managers, or more specifically what they don’t want! Here are some of the key things I’ve learned.