Ready to land your dream job? How to write a great cover letter in...
Today, most jobs will ask you to submit a cover letter and your resume when applying for a job. However, even if the job doesn't explicitly state that you need to attach a cover letter, it's still a good idea to write one. Why? Because it shows how much you want the role, and it may motivate a recruiter to look at your resume more carefully. A cover letter helps you make an excellent first impression and stand out from the hundreds of applications.
What I wish I knew about application security when I started programming
Software developers are creative problem solvers. Their job is to build functioning applications, and they deal with rapid changes — in technologies, tools, and programming languages — as the landscape evolves and the development velocity accelerates. A key part of the development process is ensuring that the products delivered meet user needs and the goals of the business. And while they may not always be thinking about security, developers are, in fact, on the front lines of building secure applications.
Microcredentials reshaping the skills landscape: Top 5 in-demand courses
Australia’s workforce is facing a growing and acute skills divide. The World Economic Forum said one in two workers will need reskilling by 2025 and those remaining in their current role will need to update 40% of their skill set to adapt to the shifting labour market. To keep up with the evolving skills we need to develop across our working lifetime, we must reimagine education experiences that stretch beyond a physical classroom. Aussies are increasingly looking for flexible, targeted and industry-focused learning options that they can apply in their careers, and can be undertaken without disrupting their work life.
Getting your career on track: 23 tips to make 2023 your best year ever
There are 23 things employees should consider over the summer break to make 2023 their best career year ever. As people2people’s NSW Managing Director and with over 17 years’ experience in recruitment and the careers space, I have insider knowledge on how to prep for the new year and ensure those hopes, resolutions and manifestations come to life.
Curbing work stress: Always plan your leave days around national holidays
Stress is prevalent in the workplace, with 70% of Aussie workers feeling stressed at least once a week. Unchecked long-term stress can lead to burnout, so take regular breaks throughout the year to protect your psychological well-being. Our 2023 strategic calendar shows the best times to book leave over the coming year to maximise your time off.
Victoria University aids skills boost for Victorians seeking digital careers
Victoria University (VU) and the Victorian Government welcomed new recruits to a three-year $64 million Digital Jobs program designed to equip up to 5000 mid-career workers with future-focused digital skills. The 12-week intensive program trains candidates for recognised industry credentials in cybersecurity, IT support, digital marketing, and business analytics, before they are matched to a 12-week paid internship with a Victorian business.
Workers could earn up to £30,000 more by working remotely, study finds
According to the House of Commons, the cost of living crisis is effecting 93% of UK adults. The study found one potential solution to this could be applying for remote roles. The study, by global HR experts Remote, showed that remote roles in the UK are paying around £6,000 more than the industry average - and for some roles this increased to £31,000.
Resignation regret: How tens of thousands can take action in 2023
Tens of thousands of people jumped out of their secure jobs in 2022 to pursue a life of ‘doing what they love’ following the pandemic blues and many are experiencing resignation regret. Resignation regret is real and many people are facing it. I regularly coach executives who are feeling burnt out and want to walk away from their jobs but the first thing I always talk about is – can we develop up a system to help you make things better rather than jumping ship.
RMIT Online partners with Adobe and Merkle to kickstart careers in design
RMIT Online partners with Adobe and Merkle to create a course to accelerate careers with graphic design principles, capabilities, and tools within a digital delivery environment. The online arm of RMIT University is launching the course in response to the growing demand for design skills in many unrelated areas. In the last 12 months, job ad analysis through Burning Glass revealed 13,535 job postings requiring Adobe Photoshop skills or graphic design skills.
Young Aussies rethink careers after pandemic impact reveals GoDaddy
Two in three young Aussies either run or intend to start their own business with the pandemic radically shifting their career plans and work priorities, new GoDaddy research has found. Half of all young Aussies surveyed said they have had to change career due to the pandemic. The GoDaddy survey of 1,002 Australians aged 18-24 years found that one in four would rather own and run their own business than work for someone else and are prepared to take a pay cut to do so. GoDaddy Australia Managing Director Tamara Oppen shared that the research revealed 57% of young Australians said the pandemic had changed their work priorities, with following their passion as more important than financial security.