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5 soft skills to boost your employability

5 soft skills to boost your employability

In the not too distant future, being innovative will be as important as technical skill. In fact according to Deloitte, soft-skill intensive jobs will account for two thirds of the market by 2030. Ranging from the capacity to self-manage through to the ability to communicate effectively, development of soft skills is now key to finding…
How can I SWOT my next career move?

How can I SWOT my next career move?

If you feel like your career has hit a snag, or you can’t decide what to do about a job offer that’s on the table, scrap the pros and cons list and SWOT it instead. A SWOT analysis is a business and marketing rubric used for analysing your current position and identifying business opportunities. SWOT…
Revealed: How top Australian business leaders manage their time

Revealed: How top Australian business leaders manage their time

This November, Open Universities Australia (OUA) teamed up with Qantas and a panel of Australian business leaders to discuss the age-old topic of how to effectively manage your time. The topic was chosen by Qantas magazine editor-in-chief, Kirsten Galliott, because time management is something that impacts all of us – whether you’re a uni student…
Why are so many women choosing entrepreneurship?

Why are so many women choosing entrepreneurship?

As Beyoncé once asked (and answered), “Who run the world? Girls.” In fact, American Express found that women started over 1,800 new businesses a day, on average, during 2017 and 2018 in the U.S. alone. And at home in Australia, women account for 34 per cent of all entrepreneurs.  So, why are so many women…
4 health careers in hot demand

4 health careers in hot demand

With expenditure on health projected to double in the next 40 years, it’s no wonder health has become one of the fastest growing industries. But which careers are in highest demand? Keep reading to find out.  1. Aged care worker Topping every list in the country, communities are crying out for aged care workers. If…
How great storytelling can change your career

How great storytelling can change your career

The ability to deliver a message that inspires action is a career game-changer. But it’s easier said than done. Watching and listening to stories is one thing. But carving out your own takes confidence, and a clear sense of narrative. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s in a job interview, a team brainstorming session…
The top jobs at risk of being robotised

The top jobs at risk of being robotised

Does the idea of robots taking your job make you shriek in despair? Or are you the type to sigh in disbelief? With the Fourth Industrial Revolution well and truly upon us, it’s time to find out which reaction is based in reality.  Whether you’re a believer or not, numbers can’t be argued with. Robotisation is changing the way we…
5 facts that will surprise you about the future of work

5 facts that will surprise you about the future of work

An era of change in the workforce is well and truly upon us. The arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution means that the careers we once worked towards, or are working towards, are undergoing rapid change.  But don’t panic just yet. Despite the influx of intelligent tech, The Definitive Guide to Future-Proofing Your Career, developed by Open Universities…
Personal branding 101

Personal branding 101

Whether you’re taking the first steps in your career, or are a seasoned professional, you’re likely to have heard the words ‘personal brand’ pop up in the past few years. But what exactly is a personal brand? And what makes it so integral to career success? Keep reading to find out.   Much more than your…
The checklist to prepare your career for the 2020s

The checklist to prepare your career for the 2020s

At the turn of the 21st century, employees the world over were preparing for Y2K. Those with giant PCs were convinced their files would be wiped, others were researching a new fandangle machine called a ‘Blackberry’. Some were cancelling their flights to conferences, afraid that their plane may just fall out of the sky.   As we draw nearer…

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