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 […]

The Daily Telegraph: 7 ways to boost your career while working from home

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In this article first published in The Daily Telegraph, Michelle suggests it’s a great time for a career stocktake. Keep reading below.  What a difference a pandemic makes. A few months ago, the only thing standing between you and your career goals was how hard you were willing to hustle. But as you adapt to […]

Spirit FM: Tips and insights into managing your career during a Pandemic

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In this radio interview for Spirit FM on the Saturday show, Michelle speaks with Ashley Dillon about how to ‘pivot’ yourself and make a career change during a pandemic, upskilling, how to futureproof your career and how to use isolation as a time to reinvent your career.

Business Woman Media: How to change your career during a pandemic

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In this article for The Business Woman Magazine, Michelle provides eight tips to change your career as the world faces unprecedented challenges and workplaces experience increasing pressure. Here’s how… As the world faces unprecedented challenges and workplaces experience increasing pressure, now more than ever taking charge of your career is essential. Victoria Beckham once said […]

News Ltd Money HQ: Use downtime to upskill

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Michelle was interviewed for this article that featured in News Ltd’s Money HQ section. Michelle explains why now is the time to upskill, during this downtime caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. MILLIONS of Australians will be rushing to sign up to the Federal Government’ s wage subsidy scheme but experts say now is also the […]

New Idea: Hate your job? Here’s what to do.

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Here are Michelle’s eight top tips about how to change your career. This article was published in New Idea. Victoria Beckham once said she wanted to be more famous than Persil Automatic, a laundry detergent that is a household name in the UK. When she entered the music scene in the early 1990s as part of […]

Is your quest for certainty hindering your career?

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There’s an old saying that the only thing certain in life is death and taxes. It’s a fairly bleak view of the world. Yet it is true there is much in life that’s uncertain. For many of us, uncertainty isn’t seen as a good thing. While we recognise how we live and work is changing, […]

Body & Soul: 5 interview red flags you shouldn’t ignore

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In this article for Body & Soul, Michelle was asked to contribute her thoughts about what to look out for during an interview. Michelle explains what to pay extra attention to. Don’t ignore the warnings only to kick yourself when you’re unhappily employed – we asked the experts how to spot a dud job in […]

Insurance Business NZ: Don’t let social media derail your career

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In this article Michelle contributed to Insurance Business NZ, Michelle explains how a poorly managed social media profile can derail your career. The dumping of five candidates from Australia’s 2019 federal election for offensive social media posts served as a reminder of the damage that a poorly managed social media profile can do to a […]

Business Woman Media: How to futureproof your career and stop robots taking your job

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Here are three tips from Michelle, featured in this article from Business Woman Media, about how to future proof your career. I recently had someone ask me how to help them future proof their job.  Interesting question.   The term ‘future proof’ is often used in the technology and medical sectors, where it’s desirable to build […]

Yahoo Finance: The worst things to do when asking for a promotion

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In this article featured in Yahoo Finance, Michelle says there are some steps you can take to make the path to a promotion easier – and others that will almost ensure you don’t get it. Here’s what not to do. Ask too early  It seems obvious, but asking too early can really damage your chances. Speaking to Yahoo […]

Q Super: Setting career goals

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Read Michelle’s eight pivotal steps for planning your career and your next career move. This article features on the Q Super website. “Making a list of your skills and talents can help you see a way forward.” Setting career goals is just as important as setting financial goals, such as saving or growing your superannuation. […]

Are you forgetting something?

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If you’ve ever been to hospital and had surgery you’ll remember that as you get wheeled into the operating theatre there are a series of checks that occur. The orderly or nurse will ask your name, what procedure you are having, and whether you are allergic to anything. Once you are under, they’ll use checklists […]

Is winning the only goal?

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Like many Australians, last weekend I sat down to watch the AFL Grand Final, and as with any final there can only be one winner. Naturally, that’s the objective of both sides – to win. But as I was watching the very one-sided game, it got me thinking – Are there times when there are […]

Are you trying to go it alone?

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Johann Hari’s wonderful book – Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions, is a stark reminder of the fact that as humans we crave connection. Without connection we feel lost, isolated and that impacts our mental health and well-being. In the book he recounts studies in the US which asks the […]

Are you testing to destruction?

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In manufacturing and industries that develop products, which if faulty could cause serious harm, they undertake a range of testing. One such test – known as a test to destruction – is designed to understand how much stress the product (be it components of a car, piece of machinery, airplane and the like) can tolerate. […]