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About Stephen Spry

COL’s admin (Stephen Spry) is a freelance web designer and Internet publisher. He has been working online, full-time, since 1995 after leaving an 18-year career as a High School Careers Adviser. Stephen currently operates several websites in a variety of niches, including regional and global web directories. His main web design business is under the brand of Come On Aussie.

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Advice to 17 Year Olds Before College

It’s coming to that time of year when a lot of graduating high school students need to make some pretty important decisions about their future. Just to help you out a little, here’s some recent advice that’s worth thinking about… on all sorts of levels… posted by Gary V for a 17-year old… And a […]

Learning the Right Skills to Succeed in the Workplace of the Future

7 skillsAccording to the World Economic Forum, there are 7 “must have” skills children should learn at school so they can succeed in the workplace of the future.

Tough Love? Or Tough, Love!

This approach to “finding work” isn’t working for a lot of people! How do you show somebody some tough love today to save them a big hassle in the future?

2017 the Year for Esports in Australia

The Esports scene in Australia has ramped up significantly in the last 12-18 months! In a country with a low population density and poor Internet speeds, it seems we may finally overcome the tyranny of distance and see competitive Esports take a real footing here.

How Team Building Activities Can Enhance Productivity

Can you imagine the people in your workplace working well together? Being more effective? More productive? And your workplace is a happier place to be? Effective team building can achieve just that!

Maybe Today Might Be Different…

You’ve got a fresh coffee brewed… and the daily paper ready on the table.

You flip the paper open and scan the job vacancies! Nothing! Your motivation is at an all-time low.

Does it make sense to keep repeating the same UNsuccessful stuff day after day? Maybe tomorrow CAN be different…

Emerging Technology Trends

The World Economic Forum‘s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies regularly identifies the most promising technology trends.

Apparently, these can help to deliver growth for decades to come.

Be amazed by this list of the trends they have noted for the past few years…

COL’s New Job Guide Released

COL's JOB GuideWhat happens when some content you’ve wanted to put on Careers Online “forever” becomes available?

Simples! Build a brand new 500+ page section!

Test it… Release it…

And call it COL’s Job Guide. 🙂

HUGE Updates for COL

Today we are releasing some HUGE updates for COL (that’s Careers OnLine)! It’s been a while since our last change… almost three years in fact since I last installed a “responsive” theme here. However, health issues here meant that our regular program of updating the information contained within had to be put on hold. Never […]

Archived News Items

The following are archived news stories from our previous site structure. They are reproduced here for the sake of posterity 🙂 June 2014 – LOTS of Changes!!! A major redesign and big updates to most of the site… including… Even MORE Aussie Job Vacancies Our Australian Job Vacancies section has just been improved tremendously!!! We’ve […]


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