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People make mistakes and failing is a part of life. But when failure happens at work, it’s sometimes hard to remember this. You’re consumed by the screw up and castigate yourself repeatedly internally. Don’t fall into this trap of mentally flogging yourself even when faced with a serious career failure.
In our vision for innovation we see changes that drive the kind of industry-academia based interaction Australia needs. Tax changes, a restructure of how universities are funded, broader training for post-graduate students to include industry engagement and changes to some anachronistic institutions such as CSIRO. But as a country, we’re still not doing enough to push the cultural change necessary for a technically innovative society.
Your interviewer isn’t the only one who should ask questions when you’re discussing a potential new job. If you’re curious what a job’s work hours are really like, this simple query can give you an idea.
There was a time when a university degree was vital for landing a good job. Certainly, that was what my parents drummed into my head when I was in school. But having a degree won’t guarantee you a job and there are many examples of high school and university dropouts flourishing in the IT industry. So do you really need a university degree when you’re looking to join the IT workforce?