Say yes – what’s ahead will surprise you.
Have you ever been faced with a simple yes/ no decision? At the beginning of this year, they found an 8.6 cm tumour on my liver. As you can imagine, it rocked my world. The sleepless nights, wondering what the future held for me. Then I was presented with a simple yes/ no. A coffee…Read More
Standing out from the pack: the real story behind career fairs
“Career fair” a term most university students are familiar with. I myself, have attended them frequently through my two university degrees and recently I stepped into the role of an exhibitor and it suddenly opened my eyes to a whole new world. So I thought I’d put down some of the lessons I have learnt…Read More
What do employers look for in a CV?
Speaking honestly: Writing a resume can be a real drag. Updating an existing one however, can be downright painful. If you are reading this, chances are you are looking at greener pastures and about to embark on a new adventure. Well, here’s the good news: learning how to transform your outdated resume can give your…Read More
A story about an internship that changed my life.
As a third year medical science student with a direct pathway into medicine you’d think I’d feel pretty secure in my future. As a university student with many curricular activities like volunteering at a youth group, being the creative events planner in a social enterprise, working as a part-time makeup artist, coaching hockey, tutoring and…Read More
What to wear to your job interview
“Whatever you do… make sure you are better dressed than your best dressed client.” These were the words that haunted me throughout my recruitment career. My best dressed client, wore head to toe black Hugo Boss. Her hair perfectly coiffed, make up like a Christian Dior counter girl, nails immaculate, not a chip in sight.…Read More
What I learnt from my 6-year-old daughter.
My heart fell. That horrible feeling, that something could go terribly wrong. I looked up, staring at the metal chains, that held everything together. What if one of the chains let loose? What if we fell out of the seat? What if the buckle wasn’t put on properly? What if? My 6-year-old daughter was beaming.…Read More
Three lessons I have learnt that make me excited for tomorrow
As my last days of my degree are approaching, I take a step back to reflect on my journey so far. Not just at university, but how much I’ve grown as a person overall. After so many experiences; good and bad, successes and failures. Moments that filled my heart while others left it broken. In…Read More
Have you discovered your Ikigai?
Change. 6 letters when put together have a strange effect. For some, it paralyses them. Too afraid of what could happen, they would rather stick with what they know. For over ten years, my client was stuck in a rut. The monotony of the same job. Day in, day out. Was she good at it,…Read More
Finish well. How to spend your last 203 days.
Have you ever felt stagnant? Fear of moving forward. Fear of failure. A comfortable holding position. Doing the same thing over and over. Utilising energy. Wondering why there are no results. Frustration starting to seep in. I have… It’s especially hard when you have lots to risk. When you have tasted the bitterness of failure.…Read More
Why I’m choosing to focus on now.
I remember when I was a kid, I thought a day would take so long to get through and afternoons of playing seemed endless. Summer holidays felt like forever and every year leading up to my next birthday felt so far away. Fast forward a few years. Now, I feel that my days fly by…Read More
Beginners guide: 4 smart strategies to find your strengths
It’s funny, I am a recent graduate in search of my future. Throughout my studies, at work I see people walking around, oblivious to the things that are so clear. Their natural strengths and talents influence how they see the world. They’re how they deal with problems, they’re the foundation of their future choices. Yet…Read More
How knowing your strengths can rewrite your future
Your strengths are the start of it. Finding it, and incorporating it into your life. First with small steps, who knows what future you can create for yourself. My guess, it’s a one brighter than you can possibly imagine.Read More
Why I left my job in accounting.
I believe your strengths can help you find your purpose. It doesn’t have to be defined as one big thing or one great achievement. It can simply be a way of making the most of your life by using your unique gifts and talents.Read More
A working mothers journey into uncertainty
The moment my daughter entered our world, she simultaneously both made and unmade everything I thought I knew about life. Up to that point, I considered myself perhaps somewhat in possession of enough experience and ‘know-how’ to accomplish what I felt I had been given to accomplish. One look at this tiny human entrusted into…Read More
What happened to my job?
Ten years. A lot can change in that time. Ten years ago, I spent my time waiting for friends to come online so we could chat on MSN. Ten years ago I had to monotonously click one button 3 times just to get the letter I wanted while texting on the old school brick phones.…Read More
In the pursuit of passion
“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —Bishop T.D. Jakes But what do you do if you have more than one passion? For me, it’s makeup or medicine. I’ve recently discovered one of my passions in makeup artistry. Each time I go…Read More
Confessions (and learnings) of a 20-year-old.
Okay, I confess. I’m 20 years old, I have a Bachelor’s degree, and I still don’t know what career I want. I am currently taking a year off from study to explore my interests and potential career paths. It is a year full of uncertainty. But is it necessary to label this a confession? What…Read More
Inclusion is not an adjective
Tasked with writing a piece that celebrates diversity for International Women’s’ Day I set off to see what the internet thought. I was overwhelmed by the number of events, discussions and blog posts that google returned. International Women’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the success and stories of women across the world. However…Read More
This is what sparks our imaginations. It’s what influences our creativity. When I first picked up LEAN IN, I had just run into my first glass ceiling. I remember standing in the bookshop, deflated, disillusioned and de-energised. I had no idea what to do or how to navigate around it. Sheryl’s words literally jumped off…Read More
Connections, the soul behind diversity
As I sat at the dinner table with my family enjoying a hot bowl of pho, I thought about the journey my parents have had as migrants to Australia. They immigrated from Vietnam in the 70’s escaping the horrors of war. Here they worked incredibly hard, adapting to a foreign country, which they now call…Read More