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  • JIIG-CAL Portal

    JIIG-CAL Portal

    We are pleased to announce that we will soon release a new JIIG-CAL Portal with lots of new features, functions and resources [...]Read More »
  • What’s in a DISLIKE?

    What’s in a DISLIKE?

    When we ask career seekers about their LIKES and DISLIKES, sometimes individuals give lots of DISLIKES. Of course most people have a few dislikes, but planning a career on overwhelming DISLIKES is not ideal. In Career Voyage, when a DISLIKE response style is detected then the underlying algorithm sends a message to the Adviser (only) […]Read More »
  • The Importance of LEVELS

    The Importance of LEVELS

    Even politicians know the importance of education and training. But when measuring occupational interests not everyone understands the central importance of Levels. Suppose you were to ask a group of high academic achievers the following: “As part of a future career would you LIKE or DISLIKE such work-activities as – load and unload trucks – […]Read More »
  • Career Information Isn’t Enough

    Career Information Isn’t Enough

    Planning your future career is tough. Personal factors (interests, abilities, potentials, values, etc), the ever changing world of work, education and training, credible decision-making models: all these and more need to be taken into account. Just jumping into something you stumbled across is not likely to be optimal. Strange, but some people think all you […]Read More »
  • Happily Working

    Happily Working

      “Happily Working” doesn’t have to be just a dream. Some people actually love their work. For others however, work is an absolute drag which can’t finish soon enough. So what does it take to find a suitable fit? Central to career planning and career guidance is occupational interest. (Not always the same thing as […]Read More »
  • Occupational Interests & Gender Differences

    Occupational Interests & Gender Differences

    With results like this, no wonder so many girls and women avoid STEM options (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)! Results from over 20,000 people show stark gender differences in work-related interests and preferences. The chart below shows Occupational Interests across all age levels, broken down by gender. Interestingly, virtually the same pattern is in evidence […]Read More »
  • How we protect our customers and web visitors

    How we protect our customers and web visitors

    Internet threats are significant and growing. Sensational international attacks keep news services churning and anxiety for everyone connected to the Web. Threats can come from criminals, pranksters, terrorists, and international government instrumentalities. So beware! There are simple things you can do to keep yourself safe. There are also important things which online service providers need to do, and you need to be aware of these too.Read More »
  • Career planning resources when funding gets tight

    Career planning resources when funding gets tight

    Do you work in an organisation where money bypasses career development?Read More »
  • Personality & Career Guidance

    Personality & Career Guidance

    Does your career guidance software do what is supposed to do? And how well? Validity and reliability of career guidance software vs personality tests.Read More »
  • Attracting & Retaining Successful Tertiary Students

    Attracting & Retaining Successful Tertiary Students

    There is considerable international research relating to high quality career guidance contributing to positive tertiary education outcomes.Read More »
  • Effective Content Marketing to Prospective Students

    Effective Content Marketing to Prospective Students

    With tertiary admissions looming future students are about to make critical decisions. “Where to study”, “which institution”, “which course”, “online or F2F”? How to get them to your website and make them to review your course offering?Read More »
  • Best 10 Jobs and Worst 10 Jobs

    Best 10 Jobs and Worst 10 Jobs

    If you are searching or planning for your ideal job you’ll be interested in this published list of 2016 best and worst jobs.Read More »
  • 2016 CDAA National Conference recolection

    2016 CDAA National Conference recolection

    I was pleased to be able to attend the CDAA Conference 2016 in Melbourne last week. Networking with three hundred delegates, as always, was an important component, while enjoying splendid facilities and smooth organisation. In the busy exhibition area amongst food and beverage, sixteen exhibitors showed a range of products and services. In the first […]Read More »
  • Expect the Unexpected

    Expect the Unexpected

    So what’s this got to do with career planning?Read More »
  • Passion, Like and Preference in Career Planning

    Passion, Like and Preference in Career Planning

    We all know what we like, as well as dislike and prefer. Food, drink, colours, social activities. We don’t even need to think about it. When it comes to career planning however, many people have difficulties.Read More »
  • Can Introverts Be Successful in Any Occupation?

    Can Introverts Be Successful in Any Occupation?

    It’s sometimes claimed that personality testing is a good basis for career planning. The problem is lack of credible evidence. Personality testing, particularly when applied to career guidance, is fraught with difficulties, not least in terms of reliability and validity.Read More »
  • Happily Working

    Happily Working

    Steve Jobs said: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. DON'T SETTLE ." But how to find the right job?Read More »
  • Uncertain future, but Educational Level & Skills Attainment Continue to be Emphasised

    Uncertain future, but Educational Level & Skills Attainment Continue to be Emphasised

    The future in a rapidly changing world of work is taking us into increasingly uncertain times and difficulties for career advice. Long term predictions are probably useless, or at least of limited value. Nevertheless, there are some predictable factors for career guidance and planning. Chief amongst these are education, skills formation, and awareness of contemporary job trends.Read More »
  • Fast Changing World of Work: 10 Tips for Career Success

    Fast Changing World of Work: 10 Tips for Career Success

    Jobs and the world of work are changing fast. And the pace is increasing. How can we cope with this? How to be more successful when planning your future career?Read More »
  • More than five million Aussie jobs gone in 10 to 15 years

    More than five million Aussie jobs gone in 10 to 15 years

    More than five million jobs, almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs that exist today, have a moderate to high likelihood of disappearing in the next 10 to 15 years due to technological advancements, a CEDA report being released recently has found. Jobs like real estate sales agent, technical writer, retail salesperson, accountant and auditor or telemarketer will be most affected by computerisation.Read More »
  • 12 Tips for Exam Success

    12 Tips for Exam Success

    How to be more successful.Read More »
  • Come Back Again

    Come Back Again

    So many people leave career planning in life’s bottom shelf … until they need to make some critical decisions.Read More »

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