Graduate & School Leavers


To Influence Your Child’s Career Decisions, or Not?


To Influence Your Child’s Career Decisions, or Not?

As a parent, you almost certainly do influence your child’s career decisions. But, how much influence should parents have over their child’s post-school decisions? Research and surveys from Australia & the UK clearly show that parents play a significant role in career discussions at home as their child approaches the end of their schooling. Parents […]

Who’s fault is Graduate Unemployment?


Who’s fault is Graduate Unemployment?

Is graduate unemployment anyone’s fault or merely a fact of modern life? “More than half of employers said tertiary credentials in management and commerce, creative arts and information technology were not relevant for the jobs in question.” The annual Employer Satisfaction Survey (http://bit.ly/2E3Aa70) conducted by Australian Government released in Jan 2018 raises some serious questions […]

Education Changes proposed in 2017 Federal Budget


Education Changes proposed in 2017 Federal Budget

A quick trawl through the morning papers provides an indication of what yesterday’s 2017 Federal Budget will mean for Australian education, both schools and tertiary education, and future employment prospects. Here’s an overview of the main changes: Schools will receive an additional $18.6 bn over 10 years to be distributed on a needs-based model (in line […]

A Labour Market that Works?


A Labour Market that Works?

The clever folk at McKinsey have just released an interesting report looking at labour markets! “A Labor Market that Works: Connecting Talent with Opportunity in the Digital Age” acknowledges the historic challenges faced by the labour market but argues that with advances in technology, we are already seeing an improvement in the global alignment between specialist skills & […]

Graduate Work Experience is Crucial!


Graduate Work Experience is Crucial!

Why is Graduate Work Experience so important?  According to an industry report that surveyed 149 financial & accountancy industry employers in the UK, professional qualification, relevant work experience & strong communication skills are the top three most important ‘assets’ that an entry-level candidate must have.  And that of course, is true of the Australian market […]

Career Advice for Graduates – There is No Room for Mediocrity


Career Advice for Graduates – There is No Room for Mediocrity

Here’s some sage career advice for graduates: NO-ONE WANTS TO HIRE MEDIOCRE GRADUATES and here’s why… In China this June, 7.3 million new graduates will be leaving Universities and looking for their first ‘real’ job. Only 20% of them so far have either secured employment or committed to returning to full-time study, as reported by […]