Get Exactly What You Want Out Of Difficult Conversations With Silence

In a difficult conversation, one party is usually looking for answers. Why something was said, or why something did or didn’t happen. In tough talks like that, silence can be your greatest ally.

Remember To Send A Followup Thankyou After An Interview

You’ve aced that interview — or at least you think you have — and the job is in the bag, right? Wrong. There’s one more step that you should do to maximise your chances of landing that next job.

Practise Job Assessment Tests To Boost Your Career And Job Search

Many organisations with more than 100 employees rely on assessment tests (such as aptitude and psychology tests) for external hiring. Ace these tests by knowing what kind of questions you might be asked and practicing before your next interview.

10 Strategies For Handling The Stress Of A Financial Crisis

When that moment comes when you realise that you need to make major changes in your life, it’s incredibly stressful. Often, it’s the culmination of a lot of minor stresses building up to one big breaking point, and then suddenly everything rushes through, creating a tidal wave of worry and fear and stress.

There's No One 'Right' Way To Negotiate

Whether you’re arguing for a feature in a meeting, pitching for a job or debating why you deserve a pay rise, you shouldn’t rely on just one methodology.

Be Flexible, Rather Than Have A Five-Year Plan, For An Adaptable Career

When you’re first getting started in your career (or several years before you graduate), many people may ask what your five-year plan is. Rather than having a strict plan you absolutely must adhere to, be flexible and allow yourself to respond to career opportunities you might not expect.

Be Direct With Salary Negotiation Numbers

Angling for a higher salary? Your best bet is to come up with a concrete number that you’re after.

Win An Argument By Asking Your Opponent To Explain Their Idea First

When you’re in an argument, it’s only natural to want to explain your position as fast and as often as possible. However, if you want to argue more effectively, ask your opponent to explain their perspective in detail first.

Keep Yourself Organised (Or Wait To Become A Mysterious Programming "Legend")

Legends are remembered, but the cautionary tale of Manic Miner’s Matt Smith serves to show how you can burn out all too quickly.

Why Business Suddenly Cares About Staff Being Happy

Clothing retailer Cotton On hit the headlines this year after reportedly instructing staff that failing to have “fun” and “keep it real” are sackable offences. Has Cotton On suddenly — and unexpectedly — gotten in touch with its sensitive side?