Monthly Archive for October, 2013

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Five Reasons why you should get a Training and Assessment Qualification

Training & Assessment QualificationI have to admit that I am biased – with 5 university degrees, I know the value of an “education”… Completing a training and assessment qualification is a good idea for just about anyone. Whether you’re an artist or a scientist, having this qualification opens up a wide range of employment opportunities. You can choose to study part-time or full-time, and combined with any previous qualifications, it is ensured to improved your employability. Here are five reasons why it’s a good idea to complete a training and assessment course.

It’s Nationally Recognised: By completing a training and assessment qualification, you are enabled to work anywhere in the country. If you’re a regular traveller, or thinking about moving interstate, the course caters perfectly to your needs. Positions all over Australia will open up to you if you have this qualification, even if it doesn’t seem relevant to the field you are applying in.

It Increases Employability: A training and assessment qualification increases employability across all sectors. A Cert IV in training and assessment gives you the minimum qualification to work within the industry, and you can choose to study further if you wis

It’s Transferrable: Even if you’re not currently thinking about switching jobs, employers will look favourably upon you for simply having the qualification – whether or not it is relevant to the job you are applying for. By completing a qualification in training and assessment, you will be showing potential employers that you have a wide range of skills. A training and assessment qualification proves that you have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills, as well as conveying your leadership possibilities.

It’s a Pathway: If you’ve ever been interested in teaching, completing a training and assessment qualification can provide you with a pathway into the industry. By completing the minimum qualification, you ensure your employability without needing to go to the effort to obtain a degree. If you’re unsure about the field you want to work in, it’s a good idea to take this course. It gives you a safety net if you’re ever in need of a job, and provides you with a wonderful point to work from if you decide to continue in the area of study.

It Increases Insight: Completing a qualification in training and assessment not only gives you the qualification itself, but increases your insight across a variety of areas. Taking the course can provide you with development in both your professional and personal life. You will learn valuable skills, transferable to a wide range of industries. By completing this qualification you have the chance to broaden your mind, and not only your qualifications.

In today’s world, finding employment can be difficult. But by completing a course in training and assessment, you open up a broader range of possibilities for yourself. You may not be particularly interested in teaching, but employers in any field will look favourably on your training and assessment skills. Consider taking this course if you’re an aspiring teacher, or just looking to open up your pathways. A qualification in training and assessment can open up career possibilities you may not have even considered.

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5 Reasons Why You Must Take Pride in Your Appearance

I’ve blogged about this concept before. The beauty premium, erotic capital, why you can’t afford to be ugly and of course how tall people make more money than their shorter colleagues.


Attractiveness matters – especially in business when you want to create a professional appearance

Presenting a professional face in business is important to your credibility as a serious player. While modern day business means you can wear your pyjamas while working from home, using services like Servcorp Australia creates a professional business appearance to your customers.

Although you might work anywhere in the world, a reputable virtual office service will give you a prestigious business address that will make a lasting impression on your clients. These services will provide you with a highly professional receptionist to field your calls, again creating a highly professional and satisfying experience to your callers. Most of these services will also include access to boardrooms and meeting rooms of a highly impressive calibre.

“You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure” Zig Ziglar

Personal appearance is as important to successful business as the physical appearance of your office. Here are 5 reasons why.

1. It’s All About The First Impression

It is a well-known fact that people will generally sum you up and judge you within the first 5 seconds of meeting you. This is largely an unconscious process, but nevertheless the impression you make in those first seconds will be lasting. You cannot underestimate the importance of making a good first impression. So, if you are getting ready for a business meeting or a meeting with a new client, it is imperative to take the time required to look like a true professional. This costs you nothing but a little effort and will have far-reaching effects in relation to your business success. Dress to succeed!

2. A Healthy Approach

Taking pride in your personal appearance will foster overall good health and fitness. Being proactive about your appearance will cause you to be proactive about your general health: what you eat, how often you exercise and ensuring you get enough sleep. Taking a little extra effort to look good will pay dividends in terms of your health and fitness as well as in the way you look.

3. How You Look Reflects Your Attitude

Some people are dedicated to being anti-style. They are convinced that how they look doesn’t really matter, as long as they are comfortable. And so they turn up to business meetings in joggers, baggy shorts and crumpled t-shirts. The problem with this approach is that the lack of care you show in the way you dress will be interpreted as a sloppy, uncaring attitude. You will not be taken seriously. That is the simple reality of the matter.

All this might seem quite provocative, but shouldn’t be. The Economist Magazine recently explained why attractive women should not include a photo with a job application. This is how important this is – whether we like it or not.

4. Increase Your Confidence

There is absolutely no doubt that looking good increases your confidence. Why do you think beauty parlours, skin care agencies, hair stylists and clothing shops are doing such a booming trade? Looking good translates into more opportunities. If you look good, if you feel god, you take a level of confidence and self-assuredness (a very attractive quality in business) with you into the business world.

5. Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Looking good is really about putting your best foot forward – a proactive approach to good business.

This blog post was submitted by a guest blogger.

A new way to quit your job – send a video

You have to give this lady credit for doing this – it sure takes guts and it is funny if you’re not her boss…

I guess we all have days when we want to throw caution to the wind and just quit…

But then again, why let a job get out of hand this much in the first place?

While we’re talking about quitting using the Internet, why not try to find a new job in a nearby building?!?!?