IT Salaries: Look For A Rise Later In 2015

The latest salary figures from recruitment firm Peoplebank suggest that IT salaries are still largely constant in Australia — but there is hope on the horizon.

How To Fake It 'Til You Make It Without Being Deceitful

When it comes to moving ahead, we all have to shoot for a stretch job or project from time to time. But getting someone to take a chance on you can be tough, especially in environments that are risk-averse. Some try the “fake it till you make it” approach, but how much should you fake?

Get Taken More Seriously At Work By Hanging With The Right Crowd

If you’re trying to get ahead in your career, you want to be taken seriously. Unfortunately, the people you spend time with at work can affect that in a negative way.

Ask To Quantify 'Exposure' When Working For Free

Not everyone agrees about working for free. But if you’re new to an industry, it might help get your foot in the door. Employers know this, so sometimes they will offer exposure in exchange for an unpaid job. If you go this route, at least ask them to quantify what that means.

Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Landscape Architect

If good design is invisible, then you might not notice the intentional choices that go into designing a landscape. It’s the work of a landscape architect to subtly guide you through a physical space and shape how you interact with it, and it’s a bit more than just choosing the potted plants.

Sometimes An Unreasonable Boss Is Helping You Challenge Yourself

If you’ve had a job, you’ve probably had a manager who asks too much of you. You have limited resources, but they want more than you can handle. Sure, they’re difficult — but they might be helping you increase your skills.

Know When To Apply For A Job You Aren't Qualified For

Most job descriptions explain the skills the employer wants from the applicant. If you think you can do 80% of the stuff required, go ahead and apply.

Why A 'Bolstering Range Offer' Might Be Your Best Bet When Negotiating

Whether you’re negotiating your salary or some other kind of business deal, there are a lot of ways you can approach it. A recent study suggests, however, that the best strategy might be to make a “bolstering range offer”.

Seven Resume Strategies For The Long-Term Unemployed

Having big gaps on your resume can feel embarrassing — you know the person reading it will take note, and probably will consider it a negative. How do you get ahead of their judgement to make your case? Here’s a few tips on what you can do when your resume has large gaps.