A strong social network is essential!

  Network support Strong social networks make life easier and happier! Often when you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, study, family commitments and life in general, you cut yourself off and hunker down, thinking that any social interactions take time away from what you should be getting on with. The truth is socialising is an invaluable tool[…]

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Manage stress the healthy way

  Manage stress the healthy way The fundamentals of stress management involve keeping a positive attitude, changing the situation when you can and changing your reaction when you can’t. While you can’t stop your bills from coming or make more hours in the day, you can learn to manage stress by taking charge of your[…]

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Try brain boosting healthy snacks!

  Brain boosters! Temporarily boosting your energy levels with convenient but unhealthy snacks will only exhaust you further.  Many of us can’t help but reach for quick, easy and unhealthy snack options when we are studying – because who has the time! But making sure you have a range of brain boosting snacks is a[…]

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Know your email etiquette

  Know your email etiquette Think twice before hitting that send button! Does your email follow these professional guidelines? Are you using an appropriate email address? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade your email address from “funkychick@hotmail” to something that reflects your professional self. Make sure the subject line clearly states the purpose of your email.[…]

Reduce stress with meditation

    Meditation is food for the soul Manage stress and improve your concentration by practicing mindfulness. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or tired? Meditation can bring an instant calming perspective to your life in as little as two minutes. The benefits are numerous; it can reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, sharpen concentration and improve circulation. The[…]

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Staying motivated while studying

  Staying motivated while studying  Whatever the project, seeing something through to the end becomes more difficult once your initial motivation dies down. When it comes to study, we find there are two common reasons our students find it challenging to finish their course: They’ve skipped a week or two, and can’t seem to get[…]

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I’ve finished my study, now what?

 I’ve finished my study, now what? So you’ve wrapped up your online course, and now its time to put your best foot forward and step into the working world! Stand-out CV Keep it short and sweet! Stick to the essentials – is it relevant to the job you’re applying for? Highlight your experience in roles of[…]

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Colour can boost your productivity

  Boost your productivity with colour! Your brain loves colour! We all know that colour can affect our moods and appetite, but did you know that it can also affect your productivity and concentration? BLUE affects your mind. If your brain is hard at work all day, then the calming affects of the colour blue will[…]

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The evidence is in the piece of paper!

  The evidence is in the piece of paper! Applying for a job requires a special set of skills.  It is easy to forget how challenging it is to be a job seeker if you’re fortunate enough to have been in steady and consistent employment for a number of years. It is only when you[…]

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Set up your study space

  Your study space Follow our tips to set up your study space. Location, location, location! Are you able to study at work, or are you planning to study from home? Whether it’s your home office or the kitchen bench, a quiet area to study will help you stay on task and work through the[…]

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What does Facebook say about you?

  Is your Facebook profile employer ready? Facebook has become a professional tool employers use to vet potential employees. Make sure what they see isn’t harming your chances of getting a new job. Are you an obsessive selfie taker? Are your weekend antics splashed across your timeline? Do you have a tendency to share questionable[…]

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Use your CV to make a great impression

  Your CV – make a great first impression Your CV should tell an employer about what type of employee you will be and what skills you have to offer. Is your CV presenting the best version of yourself? Keep it short and sweet Employers want to know if your suitable for the job on[…]