Era of the Entrepreneur

OUR world is rapidly changing.  As connectivity improves, services that used to be provided by employees are now being contracted to freelancers.  An ageing population is stressing an economy that desperately needs more business creation. We need to start thinking of entrepreneurship and self-employment as a mainstream option, and to do this we need to change the conversation from job seeking to job creation. Research any high profile entrepreneur and …

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How to Stay Motivated during your Job Search

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, if you become unemployed after the age of 35, the minimum average length of time taken to find another job is 50 weeks. Of course this is only an average and some will find jobs more quickly than others. The question is how do you do better than the average in finding your next job? A trained career counsellor can help here. I …

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Structural barriers to employability for at-risk youth

Paula McDonald; Katherine Moore; Deanna Grant-Smith, Queensland University of Technology. Young Australians who are at risk of long term unemployment face a range of system-level challenges. Our research draws on four separate research projects to identify these challenges and to subsequently inform policy and institutional change. Data comprised: (1) 50 de-identified cases of young job seekers registered with a job active provider; (2) 80 in-depth interviews with young job-seekers; (3) …

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Will unemployment surge put additional pressure on Rural Mental Health Services

THE latest unemployment rates in the Launceston and North-East regions compare with the South Australian outback as some of the worst in the country. Full-time jobs fell to 152 600 with regional data showing a bleak future for the North of Tasmania. Georgie Burgess from The Examiner (Friday 8th August 2014) stated: Launceston and the North-East are in the top six highest unemployment rates in the country, out of almost …

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