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All aboard for careers with Canberra Metro

With Canberra’s light rail network due for completion in late 2018, anticipation is building. But already, hundreds of workers have put over 2.3 million hours towards this landmark service. By the time the first passengers climb aboard a cherry red Light Rail Vehicle (LRV), Canberra’s most significant infrastructure project will have employed hundreds of locals, […]

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Amanda McIntyre: Mentoring 101

It seems that, regardless of your age or position, finding a mentor can be something of a scary prospect. Whether it’s the fear your dream mentor will say ‘no thanks’, or that approaching someone outside of your work circle can feel uncomfortable, lack of knowledge about mentorships (or just not knowing where to start) can […]

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Why women don’t apply for jobs like men

It’s a fact. Women tend to apply for jobs when they’re 100% confident they have what it takes to fill a role. Men, on the other hand, tend to apply even though they’re only 60% confident. What’s going on? Well, it might not be what you think. Kim Vella says the main reason behind this […]

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A new opportunity for Canberra’s women entrepreneurs

Many of us dream of escaping the office grind and launching that business idea we’ve been ruminating on. But what if we told you that dream could soon be a reality? More and more Canberra women are defining their own brand of hustle, creating innovative small businesses and start-ups. Yet as alluring as it may […]

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Wanted: An authentic, inspiring leadership development opportunity 

When you look at the offering women’s leadership events, the choice can be dizzying.  I often wonder, which conference is the right one for me? What skills will I learn, if any? Will this event offer me practical tools I can apply in real life? Are the speakers’ leaders, raising other women with them, or […]

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What if our work day synced with the school day?

Mothers Day is over and now we have 364 days til we’re celebrated again by the rest of the world. So yesterday got us thinking about the unpaid work mothers do, and how hard it is for mothers and others to hold down full-time jobs at the same time. With six-hour school days and eight-hour […]

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Getting public sector ready is easier than you think

In Canberra, everyone knows someone working in the public service. In fact, some locals may only know people working in the public sector, so large is this segment of Canberra’s workforce. But what some people don’t anticipate is how difficult it can be to get your foot in the door of the public sector as […]

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Proving Millennial Stereotypes Wrong

In May 2013, the front cover of TIME Magazine read “Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents”. It’s meant to be funny, and you can see the underlying joke, but the problem is when we don’t disprove the stereotype. Yes, we all have those friends who upload more pouting selfies than […]

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How To Nurture Your Hustle

Mental wellness: it’s a hugely important topic, though too often ignored. But on Friday 23 March, a panel of Canberra’s most inspirational women will come together to shine a light on the issue. ‘How To Nurture Your Hustle – Finding Your Way Back In The Dark’, CPA Australia’s second Women’s Leadership Lunch, will provide advice […]

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Always ‘busy’? Here’s the answer

Everybody seems to be in a rush these days. When you ask someone ‘How are you?’, it seems that the default response has changed from being ‘good’ to being ‘busy’. I think for some people (that is, me), this has become a habit. A few months ago, I decided to start checking in on whether […]

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