Strategic Thinking

Escaping the bear cave

Escaping the bear cave

Reminiscing about past jobs can give you a warm glow, particularly when you're feeling less-than-happy in your current role. It is not at all uncommon to romanticise successes, remember happier times, and wish for a more comfortable existence than is currently being...

A Tombstone Resume: Eulogising Your Experience

A Tombstone Resume: Eulogising Your Experience

  As the thunder crashes and the witches begin their chants, it's clear Halloween is here. Gather around jobseekers while I tell you a frightening story. It's the Legend of the Tombstone Resume, a grave recount of missed opportunities and ill-advised...

Facing Facts

Some people have a knack for walking into roles for which they are, on paper at least, entirely unqualified. Passion and wanting it so much it hurts, as any failed Australian or American Idol contestant can tell you, doesn't make it happen for the rest of us. I've...