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How to have work-life balance

In Victoria where I live, we have recently entered another stage of lockdown due to Covid, so I thought it was time for a reminder about work-life balance. Not just about balance but also about work-life fulfilment. In previous lockdowns, I found myself working incredibly long hours. I also lived in a two bedroom apartment…

What do you want to be when you grow up?

In year 9 at my high school, every student had a career counselling session. Trying to answer that age old question – “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I think back on my answer to that question from a little girl all the way to 28 years old, I don’t…

Ladies and gents…. You have got this!

So one of the trickiest things I have had to learn in my career is how to back myself. Not just in a ‘yeah…maybe…I can kinda do this’ I mean in a ‘bring it on and fight me on this’ kinda way.  Let’s start at the beginning shall we?  When I first started Valuations I…

What is your greatest weakness?

Does anyone else hate that question or is it just me? It seems like such a counter intuitive question to be asked in an interview. It’s basically saying, “Tell me the worst thing about yourself in a way that will convince me that it’s not so bad”. The purpose of the question is really to…

Girls are strong too

During high school I had a male PE teacher who made sexist remarks and treated the girls differently from the boys. On one memorable occasion, he had us practicing kicking soccer goals. He set the girls up at one line first and then said, “and the boys will kick from the line alllllll the way…

Stand out from the crowd with your resume

This week I want to talk about making your resume stand out. Tessa is a gun at improving resumes and between the two of us we’ve come up with some top tips. Check them out and comment below if you think we’ve missed some important ones! Two pages MAX If there is only one thing…

The things that scare you

I’ve just started a new job as an Engagement Manager. Basically it’s a project manager role – it’s my job to manage the schedule, budget and scope of projects and manage resources like technical consultants.  It’s a big shift from my last job. I used to be one of the technical consultants that I now…

What am I good at? Figuring out your strengths

Before I talk about the ‘how’ of figuring out your strengths, I want to talk about the ‘why’. You’ve probably heard the term ‘Imposter Syndrome’ before, particularly if you’ve read our ‘Is it just luck?’ post. Imposter Syndrome is something that can more commonly affect women, wherein you feel that you are a fraud and…

Just take the sickie!!

We have all been there! You are sitting at your desk, looking at the long list of jobs ahead of you and you can see that boulder at the top of the hill starting to roll down faster and faster towards you. Your stress builds, your anxiety hits an all time high and you end…

Take the leap!

Taking a leap of faith…such a scary thought right? Taking a step from a place of comfort and safety into the unknown. The place where we don’t know what is coming, or the challenges we will face. I recently left my position as Site Manager at a company I have been working at for the…

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