The first thing that strikes you is that visual merchandisers have to do a lot more than simply clothe mannequins. The job is far more involved than many people realise.
What if you really don’t enjoy the job you originally dreamed of doing. Was all that hard work and study for nothing? And where do you go from there? Don’t force yourself into a job you don’t enjoy.
It’s fair to say just about everyone will work for a bad employer at some point in their lives. Things may look lovely and sane during the initial job interview but it’s only once you’re in the door that the cracks begin to appear.
The current gender pay gap in Australia is translating into a superannuation gap of a whopping 47%. Women are currently retiring with $90,000 less than men, and 29% of women over 65 are living below the poverty line.
Master Builders Australia has celebrated International Women’s Day 2015 by recognising the achievements of women in the building and construction industry in Australia.
Australia’s resource industry employer group, AMMA is urging all resource employers to take inspiration from leading workforce initiatives within the sector to build greater strength through gender diversity.
Australian Women Online would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2015 NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards which were announced at a luncheon in Sydney on 26 February 2015.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has created A Guide to Starting a New Job. While the guide is aimed at young people, migrants and women who have been out of the workforce raising children, will also find it useful.
Administrative and support services have contributed a whopping 7.8% to the national gender pay gap in the past year.
Changing careers has become a fairly common path to take, but this doesn’t mean it’s going to be an instant life success. To change career is to change a huge part of your life, so you want to make sure you do it right.
New data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) this week shows that women in management positions get paid less than their male peers. Pay inequity also persists below management ranks.
Just as technology has made it possible for us to continually push the boundaries in the world of medicine and health care, technology has led to incredible gains in the delivery of education.
Jackie Glazier, is one of the most promising and upcoming players on the international poker circuit. She has won more than 1.2 Million Dollars to date. But it’s not all about cash for 40 year old Jackie.
Women at the law firm of Quinn & Scattini, specialise in family and criminal law, assisting families and children find resolutions in cases of domestic violence, divorce, and the division of property and assets.
Meet the women who are training the real estate agents of tomorrow. The REAA is recognised by the Office of Fair Trading for its nationally credited certificate and licensing real estate courses.
Professional women are looking into secondary income opportunities in the adult entertainment industry. Most are simply intrigued at the opportunity to make extra money while being someone’s fantasy.
Now in its fourth year, the Woman of the Year Awards formally recognises the outstanding contributions of women in NSW and celebrates their significant individual achievements at work and in the community.
Managers are now facing a multitude of challenges; trying to maintain high levels of productivity in a competitive business climate and ensuring their workforce is engaged and healthy.
It’s normal to feel a little burnt out or ‘over it’ from time to time but if you find that these types of emotions are starting to become your normal feelings, it might be time to take action.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has announced their inaugural list of Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation holders with 76 organisations in Australia receiving the citation. Did your employer make the list?
Being injured in the workplace is not something anyone wants to think about. Luckily, the implementation of strict Workplace Health & Safety guidelines has meant that far fewer incidents are occurring.
The idea of working from home can be very appealing, and there are definite advantages that come with this work arrangement. However, you need to set up a home office that is comfortable and conducive to work.
Since the adoption of digital technologies, our work patterns have been changing rapidly, and flexible approaches to telecommuting are paying off for employees and employers in Australia.
What’s the difference between an Intrapreneur and an Entrepreneur? It’s a fine line but there are some pretty major differences. Not everyone is suited to Entrepreneurship and maybe it’s time to unleash the Intrapreneur within.
Professor Leigh Wood, who oversees the Lucy Mentoring Program at Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, tells us why women should receive mentoring even before their professional career starts.
The nation’s first female Foreign Minister has topped the Australian Women’s Weekly Power List, which includes the country’s business elite, high-court judges, influential actresses, journalists and a transgender Army officer.
Regional General Manager for Telstra, Angela Lovegrove, says many junior women entering the corporate workforce still underestimate the crucial push sponsorship can contribute to the career of a high-potential but unrecognised employee.
Here we are again talking about child care and paid parental leave. The law may be about to change, and the changes will have a profound effect on Australian families says Sydney lawyer Karen Cho.
A panel of experts including Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick have debunked the myths on ‘women and leadership’ and called for greater gender equality in the workplace.
A new online resource is now available to assist women to ‘know their value’ when negotiating pay and employment conditions and entering into contracts.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest – and most effective – online professional networking platform that when used right, can help propel both your career and your performance figures.
Programs that focus on broadening career options for girls are challenging gender stereotypes and negative perceptions about the experiences of young women in non-traditional occupations.
Returning to work after an injury can be daunting and ultimately quite difficult. If your injury is still lingering, it is possible that your previous work site is no longer suitable.
According to the latest MLC Quarterly Wealth Sentiment Survey, taking a career break to raise kids is the most significant barrier for women having enough savings for retirement.
There are countless frontline career opportunities on offer within the care industry. Each role is rewarding and offers a fulfilling career – as well as the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Sharon Zeev Poole, Agent99 Public Relations Director, reveals why celebrating the small successes in business and at work is so important.
By following a few easy steps and using your intuition during your job hunt, you can avoid falling prey to identify theft.
While no two law cases are the same, to succeed in the law profession, women have to seek out a mentor, make the most of networking opportunities and take care of your work/life balance.
Recent Australian research shows a staggering 88% of job seekers’ resumes are so poorly written they are binned almost as soon as they’re received. A new online career profiling platform wants to cut that number in half.
In this opinion piece, Julie McKay, Executive Director UN Women Australia, argues that all of the excuses for women’s under-representation in leadership roles are underpinned by an assumption that we all start from a level playing field.