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You put your best foot forward for your interview, walked up in your sharpest attire and gave them the best impression. And then you were not chosen for the job/placement. It can feel really disappointing, but don't let it get you down. Here are tips on how to manage rejection and use it to catapult yourself for future success.

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During this time of year in Australia, most locals are getting excited to put up their Christmas tree, exchange gifts and celebrate the end of another year with a few drinks. However, as our workplaces are becoming more and more diverse, it is important to remember all cultures, and how differently some people might (or might not!) celebrate.

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While many people look forward to the Holiday Period at this time of year, for others, it can be a stressful time. The added expense of buying gifts for loved ones, attending celebrations as the year wraps up, or travelling back home to see family can be a massive burden on some. However, it is also important to maintain a healthy work-life balance. So, with conflicting priorities between your work and your personal life, how do we achieve this balance?

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So you’ve decided to host your first intern on their Work Integrated Learning placement (internship). Fantastic! You are now getting involved in the training of the future workforce. Something that is often forgotten by host company mentors is that a student is not like your typical hire. In fact, they are not a typical hire and are there primarily to learn. Often this is their first time to ever set foot in a professional workplace environment. Here is a guide to some of students most common concerns when entering the workplace. 
 

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Writing a reference letter for someone can be daunting sometimes as you might know not how to write it or what to write. Fortunately, most reference letters entail the same common elements that anyone can master. Make sure you target the reference letter to the exact purpose for which it is intended.

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Carving out some time to take care of yourself will put you in a better mental position to do what you need to do, and achieve your goals. Find out how my 15 favourite techniques help to recharge myself in the hope some will work for you!

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There is a lot of available literature on what companies look for in an intern and the skills deemed important during the selection process for a Work Integrated Learning placement (internship). Having considerable experience working with graduates and assisting them into their first corporate learning experience via an internship placement, there’re a number of recurring themes in what makes a placement valuable from the perspective of an intern. The top 5 traits of a positive work integrated learning internship experience include
 

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Do you want to help someone to achieve their “big break” and be in a position to be able to do so? But before you do make sure it is the right thing to do at the right time. Consider these three options as to why you shouldn’t host an intern before making a decision. 

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If you have ever been fortunate enough to have had a career mentor in your professional working life, you will understand just how valuable and essential it can be.

Career mentors help us plug our knowledge and skills gaps and seek opportunities that help us grow and excel in our professional lives.

What differentiates a great mentor from a good mentor, you might ask?

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The true key to happiness is to stop comparing yourself to others especially when it comes down to your career. Comparing ourselves to others is a habit that most of us fall into quite easily, and so it is important to consciously make an effort to cease that behaviour.

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Picture this. You had your consultation meeting with your Placement Consultant and your resume and student profile is ready to be sent to host companies. You might be feeling a combination of nervousness, excitement and anxiety while waiting to be interviewed by a host company. Here’s what you can do while waiting to start your Work Integrated Learning placement which can give you an extra edge.
 

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Have you ever started a new course or school and been faced with the daunting reality that you don’t know a single person in the room? This is a scary thought for anybody at any age of their life – little children starting school for the first time through to mature aged students going back to university, or even starting a new Work Integrated Learning placement or job. It happens to all of us at any time of our life. So how do we combat this?
 

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Any successful person will tell you that success is a planned outcome, it doesn’t happen by accident. A characteristic is a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them. Below are the top five most common qualities which enabled people to create and maintain their professional success.
 

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Teamwork can be defined as the combined action of a group, especially when effective and efficient. It is often a key component in business and I am going to explain why. I will highlight some of the reasons teamwork is so valuable in the workplace so you know why you should exercise it and highlight your ability to work well as part of a team, in an interview.

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