What are you chasing?

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It’s been one of those days where your working day doesn’t seem to work anymore. It may be because your boss is getting increasingly difficult. Perhaps your colleagues are driving you nuts, or you are just bored and ready for something else. When you reach this point, you’ll often get the well-intentioned but not so […]

Are you pulling in the right direction?

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In recent weeks I’ve noticed the pace of life picking back up, and I’ve felt myself resisting the pullback to the pre-COVID life where there was always too much to do. Too many places to be. Too many things to try and squeeze into one day. As a friend commented recently, “During COVID lockdowns, where […]

CareerOne: Steps to make you a survivor

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Featured in CareerOne, I was invited to share my thoughts on how to survive the changing nature of work. Read my contribution here. SURVIVING the changing nature of work will take more than being employed in what is seen to be a secure industry, such as healthcare, cleaning, services and logistics. Workplace expert Michelle Gibbings, […]

AFR: The top jobs of 2021 (and how you can land one)

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What are the top jobs for 2021? In this article written by Natasha Boddy for the Australian Financial Review, Michelle explains which jobs are set to boom and how you can land one. View the AFR article here. Cybersecurity, IT, logistics, cloud engineering and accounting are just some of the areas that look set to […]

WYZA: Starting over. Again.

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In this article written by John Burfitt for WYZA, Michelle offers her thoughts about starting your career over again and how to seek fresh job and career opportunities. Surviving a career crisis is a matter of learning how to put all the building blocks back together again. Just because the current job market seems to […]

The Daily Telegraph: Prove your worth

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In this article written by Melanie Burgess for the Careers section of The Saturday Telegraph, Michelle offers her thoughts on how to prove your worth when seeking a promotion or role in a new organisation. Michelle highlights the importance of keeping track of your achievements and how to maintain your portfolio or work. Workers must […]

Essential Kids: The top five first jobs that set kids up for career success

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In this article for Essential Kids, Michelle outlines five ways your child can land their first job. Your child’s first job is often a stepping stone to their next one, and so the most important thing is for them to get their foot in the door. Usually, securing their first role is the hardest as […]

Yahoo Finance: A guide to upskilling over the summer break

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Michelle suggests to use the summer break to upskill. In this article for Yahoo Finance, Michelle explains how to do this. Summer evokes images of sun, sand, surf and fun; however, it is also the perfect time to learn new skills and upgrade your existing skillset to ready your career for 2021. As the world […]

What goes up, will come down

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When I was growing up a family friend gave me two pieces of career advice: be likeable and never forget that what goes up will come down. The first piece of advice was given in the context of going for my first job. Their suggestion was that to secure the role it was essential to ensure the […]

Sydney Morning Herald: Why you should search for a career that taps into your passion

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In this article written by Penny Carroll for The Sydney Morning Herald, Michelle explains why your career should tap into your passion. Finding a job you’re passionate about might sound like a cliché, but it could turn out to be a savvy career move, with a survey* by employment marketplace SEEK revealing that a candidate’s […]

When you land, you want to land well

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Even as someone who loves flying, I am always grateful when the plane has safely landed. A good landing doesn’t happen by accident. Before attempting to land the plane, the pilot runs through a landing checklist to ensure nothing has been forgotten. There are lots of variables to consider: the weather, crosswinds, visibility and turbulence. […]

AFR: How to future-proof your career

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In this article written by Natasha Boddy and published in the Australian Financial Review, Michelle was invited to contribute her thoughts about how you can future-proof your career in these very challenging times. Read Michelle’s comments below. Australia is in its first recession in 29 years, unemployment is at a 22-year high and each week […]

Finding the next chapter in an uncertain time

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It’s currently a challenging time for many people on the job front, and with that comes the inevitable line of thinking that it’s not a good time to shift careers. While you may not want to switch careers immediately, it’s never a bad time to reflect on where you are at and to start thinking, […]

Ultra106five: Pivoting Careers post Covid 19

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In this podcast, Michelle is interviewed by Dave from Weekend Wondering from Ultra106Five radio. Here they look at pivoting careers, post Covid-19. With the May unemployment figures showing that 44 per cent of COVID-19 job losses hit Australians aged under 25, now more than ever taking charge of your career is essential. Melbourne workplace expert […]

CEO Magazine: How to future proof your leadership career

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 In this article published in CEO Magazine, I outline how to future proof your career in leadership in this rapidly changing landscape. We are seeing robots do the work of humans in dispensing prescription drugs, researching judgments and case law, and analysing insurance claims Research from multiple sources confirms that workplace change, largely driven by […]

Yahoo finance: 5 ways to build up your resume without a job

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First published in Yahoo finance, in this article Michelle provides five ways to get you back to work. When a person unexpectedly finds themselves out of work, one of the first things they will do as they seek to find a new job is to update their resume or LinkedIn profile. Both tools play a […]

Mindfood: How to Stocktake Your Career and Life

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Here, in this article are Michelle’s top four tips to help you find success and happiness in your career with this career and lifestyle stocktake, as published in Mindfood. Find success and happiness with these four tips on how to conduct a career and life stocktake. Your career is just one part – albeit an […]

Herald Sun: 7 ways to boost your career while working from home

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In this article written by Penny Caroll, published in the Herald Sun, Michelle suggests it’s a great time for a career stocktake. Read her comments below.  Working from home doesn’t have to mean putting your goals on ice. It can be a time to double down on your career development. Here’s how to use the […]