Is it time for a career change? Are you feeling stuck in your current job and want to explore regional employment opportunities?
Come along to this three hour workshop to map out a career plan, with practical steps you can start straight away plus a job search strategy that will set you on track to reaching your career goals.
Genevieve Ward is a Career Coach who supports people with their career plans by finding clarity in their decisions, developing change strategies and the practical skills to be competitive in today’s employment market.
This workshop promises to be engaging, motivational and action focussed so you leave with:
A better understanding of your values, motivators and achievements
Tools to help you analyse options and gain clarity with your career goals
A professional two minute pitch that answers the question, ‘Tell me about yourself’
Networking approaches that are genuine (not salesy)!
The bonus of this workshop is all the activities create content that can be used in your resume and LinkedIn profile!
Join us on Saturday 28 July from 1pm to 4pm at Cohoots to position yourself for career success!
This week is National Volunteers Week in Australia where the theme is Give Happy, Live Happy. This message is about volunteers making a difference to other people’s lives, but also the effect of volunteering on their own well being, by lifting mood and happiness. I volunteer my time with a local group – Harcourt Progress Association, by coordinating the advertising for their monthly newspaper – The Core. This newsletter didn’t exist two years ago and I really enjoy working with the Editor and being part of its growth. The Core is now at 24 pages and features interesting articles, event information, a crossword, local stories & much more. Continue reading →
“This type of life is marked by a courteous respect for others’ rights, a responsiveness to others’ needs (including, most particularly, their need to be taken seriously) and a concern for others’ wellbeing. A person living this life will be motivated by kindness and compassion.”
When I reflect on my own values and actions I hope that this is the life I’m living. Last year I noticed an article in our local newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser, which asked people to share stories about their random acts of kindness. For instance – giving someone a smile, visiting an animal shelter, and making your workmate a cup of tea. I’d like to think most of us do these things without too much thought. Continue reading →
I’d like to share a story with you that I wrote last year about my tree change. I was reminded of this anecdote when an article in The Hoopla caught my eye. A poignant piece, written by Australian writer and comedian Wendy Harmer, about how Australians are turning more to the convenience of bottled sauces and ready-made meals. So here’s my story…
Before I embarked on our country move, I had read a journalistic piece reporting tree change stories that didn’t work out. The anecdotes were drawn from 2008 research undertaken by sociologist Dr Angela Ragusa from Charles Sturt University. Dr Ragusa interviewed 50 tree changers in NSW and Victoria. Not surprisingly many of the respondents talked of “difficulty in making new friends” and “the value of networks they left in the city”. Continue reading →
Buying our property in Harcourt didn’t happen overnight. Dreams of acreage, building a sustainable house and living off the land were discussed over many a Shiraz or French Martini. Saturdays were spent on long drives to South Gippsland and Central Victoria. My partner is a big-picture thinker which complements my keen eye for detail and planning, so my partner would talk “vision” whilst I mapped out the details. Here’s how we set about planning our tree change: Continue reading →