18Apr

My mentee just broke up with me.

For the last 5 years I have been a mentor as part of the QUT Mentor program. Which means that each year I am matched with a mentee who is generally a 2nd or 3rd year student and is looking for some guidance when it comes to their career. On a practical level – this […]

19Oct

Never read a book again?

I saw a random statistic today, it said that post-college, over 42% of people would never read another book! Now, this was an American statistic on Facebook so it was definitely true. I did not fall for click bait. No way (sarcasm intended)! However, the notion that anyone with a good standard of education, could […]

20Sep

Who are millennials competing with?

Hey. How are you?   That’s good to hear. Now how are you REALLY?   You might be #killingit at work, at uni, at life. Or you might be pushing through one of your hardest weeks physically and mentally.   Wherever you’re at, I want you to spend the next 3 minutes being completely honest […]

05Jul

Graduating soon? 5 hacks to keep the doors opening

You’ve heard multiple times that you should just say YES. Your best friend’s Facebook feed is always full of exciting experiences they participated in. Your lecturer just told you that your degree alone won’t cut it anymore. You know you need to do more. Now you’re sitting here, post-graduation (or pretty close to it) thinking what […]

29Jun

Experience. You already have it… Now flaunt it.

Applying for jobs can be an on-going battle. You scan the job description and mindlessly tick “yes” to the skills you match and “no” to the requirements you don’t quite fit. You reach the end of the advertisement and feel quietly confident – this is it, the perfect graduate role – until you see the […]

21Jun

Backing Yourself 101

I want to talk 100% honestly for the next few minutes. As a 21-year-old who’s just completed her first university degree, is in her second week of a first full-time industry job and like you, has tasked herself with 100 ‘goals’, I’ve learned that my biggest competitor is not my friends, colleagues or other millennials- it’s […]

11May

13 ways to become unemployable

It’s not only the jobless who become unemployable. There are many educated, 20-somethings who are invisible & struggling to win at work. If any of the below sound too familiar then it’s time to re think your approach!  1 // You are not putting your hand up for new opportunities or responsibilities. Step out of […]

25Apr

Are you future proofing your career?

Lets start with a quick reality check. If you are in your 20s now, you can expect a good 50 years of work ahead of you. That’s 50 years of change you need to be ready for. To put it in context – if you were to look back 50 years, that takes us to […]