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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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Guide to Training Yourself to be a Good Job Seeker

job application

Everyone wants to get a good job but the dynamics in the labour market continue to change. Some industries report shortages of labor, so there are definitely jobs out there. The problem could be employers who raise the bar regarding who they hire. Companies continue to require specific training and degrees for jobs that do […]

7 Qualities of Great Team Leaders

Team Meeting

No company will thrive if the team members that make up the workforce do not work together. Teamwork is at the heart of great success. And successful teams have great team leaders that act as a cohesive force driving every team member towards a shared goal. A great team leader has a variety of characteristics […]

Stop Being A Company Asset and Use Your Skills to Become an Entrepreneur

If you’ve worked for some time at a company, the thought may have occurred to you that you could start a business using what you know. If you’re interested in creating your own small home-based business don’t worry about trying to reinvent the wheel…

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…


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