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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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5 Ways to Land Your First Job Soon After Graduation

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Decades past, students did not have to think about work until after graduation. But today, you must start making career moves early on to beat the competition. Here are some actions you can take to get closer to your dream job right after graduation!

5 Gigs for Those Who Love to Drive

Do you love to drive? Have you thought about choosing a job that enables you to work in a field where you can follow your passion?
If so, we outline five possible gig opportunities for you to consider if you own a recent model vehicle.

What’s Next for School Leavers? Into the Rabbit Hole in 2020!

Right now, tens of thousands of school leavers are looking to their crystal balls to decide what they might do next. Many view that answer as vitally important to the future direction their lives take. But is it really? Does it really matter?

5 Things You Can Do for Your Career in 2020

With unemployment rates at historic lows, many people are considering advancing in their careers. Before you jump back into the labour market, take a few moments to make yourself more presentable as a potential hire to stay ahead of the competition. You’ll stand a much better chance of grabbing your dream career just by trying […]

Looking for an Exciting Career in Health and Wellness? Here Are Some Top Options to Consider

At 5.2 %, Australia‚Äôs unemployment rate is probably not as worrying as it is in other countries. However, for jobseekers, the issues around job satisfaction, compensation, and work-life balance are still major concerns when making career decisions. The world over, careers in health and wellbeing remain not just satisfying, but offer good remuneration and excellent […]

Guide to Training Yourself to be a Good Job Seeker

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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

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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.


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