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The Surprising Ways Your Side Hobby Can Wind Up Helping Your Career

Posted on September 11th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Copywriter. Designer. Illustrator. Filmmaker. With how competitive the world has become, it’s no wonder why we’re obsessed with titles.

 

Focusing on a speciality makes you more appealing to employers and shows clearly where your skills lie. It’s easier to focus on doing one thing great. Yet a growing crop of research and anecdotal evidence suggests that spending time and energy on unrelated tasks, hobbies, and interests can actually supercharge our ability to learn and grow, making us even better at all our work.

 

Here’s the excuse you need to branch out and try something new:

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.fastcompany.com

Practicing your hobby “gives you a sense of mastery,” Eschleman explains. “You’re developing new skills, new thought processes and really challenging yourself to learn something new and develop your skill set.”

6 tips to harness female talent and create the next generation of leaders

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

There is an ongoing debate in Australian business about the need for more female leaders. Confronted by the lack of leadership development opportunities for young women in the workplace, Sarah Liu decided to do something about it.

 

In 2012, Liu, who is also the founder of Gemini3, founded The Dream Collective, in order to encourage employers in Australia to shift their approach from focusing on the senior executive level towards developing entry-level talent.

 

“Australian corporates need to fast shift their approach from focusing on the senior executive level to turning their attention to the pipeline of young female talent coming through their doors,” Liu said.

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Australian corporates need to fast shift their approach from focusing on the senior executive level to turning their attention to the pipeline of young female talent coming through their doors

8 Ways To Make a Great First Impression During A Job Interview

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Forming a first impression of someone takes seconds, and that can feel impossible to nail when you’re in a job interview. Luckily, most hiring managers take more time to form their opinion.

 

A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology found that the first 15 minutes are when an impression is made during an interview, and that’s enough time to connect and sell yourself.

 

We spoke with hiring managers and found out what impresses them. Here are eight things to do to help you land the job.

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Hiring managers reveal what always impresses them, and what will ensure you’ll never get an offer, no matter how qualified you are.

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