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Right-brained graduates in high demand

The scales are tipping away from what it used to take for people to get ahead - logical, linear, left-brain, and spreadsheet-type abilities - in favor of abilities like artistry, empathy, and big-picture thinking, which are increasingly sought after. Read more »


Green blue-collar jobs

Just because you didn't finish school, doesn't mean you can't participate in the green economy. New training and accreditation opportunities abound for traditional trades to go green, often earning higher wages too. Find out how. Read more »

The gift of the gap

Many of the Gen Y’s heading off for their gap year will be seeking both adventure and self-discovery, exploring odd jobs, cheap thrills and passion-fueled ‘apprenticeships’ that can uncover career paths unthought of. Read more »

Meet the autotelic

Pay, status and prestige are juicy motivators. But some people buck the trend and are motivated by the work itself. Who are these people? Read more »

Scientists and thinkers

If you’re intelligent and want to use your brainpower for the greater good of the world, read about the influential lives of these prominent scientists and thinkers. Read more »

Icons and activists

If your dream is to fulfill a career in a cause or movement, see this section to find out about how these men and women transitioned their careers down the activist route. Read more »

Artists and entertainers

If you are interested in building a career around your artistic talents, head to this section for inspiration on the working lives of prominent modern artists. Read more »

Technologists and entrepreneurs

If you are passionate about a marketable product or service, see this section to begin considering jobs that will equip you to launch your venture. Read more »

Leaders and politicians

From loosely-knitted community groups or local government, to the highest reaches of our civic institutions, if you see yourself representing the interests and welfare of a community, you may have what it takes to be like these men and women. Read more »

2010's Next top role model, 5-part series

Role models have their uses. They are like an invisible hand that silently and subtly guides our everyday moves. Find out who is leading the way as 2010’s next top role models. Read more »

Ikigai, or 'Why I wake up in the morning'

According to the Japanese, everyone has a hidden ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is regarded as very important, since it is believed that discovery of one’s ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life. Read more »

When industries collide, part 2

In this second part we explore 5 more examples of industries colliding. From carbon traders to intellectual property lawyers to placemakers, discover which of your industries might be colliding - and how to benefit from it. Read more »

When industries collide

The quickest way to become an expert in your field is to find a field that doesn't exist yet. Industries are colliding and new jobs are popping up everyday. Discover how these 5 individuals became the best at their game by re-inventing the game itself. Read more »

Sustaining your passion: why money matters

Money matters. Pretending it doesn’t is counterproductive to achieving your career goals. Sustaining your passion prevents the emotional pain and stress that can arise from ignoring financial reality. Not convinced? Read on. Read more »

Career branding for your next top job

Career branding is about positioning yourself as an industry expert online and offline, tailoring your message to recruiters, and promoting yourself consistently. Find out how career branding is changing the way companies are hiring. Read more »

A degree is not a life sentence

70% of graduates end up working in a different field to what they studied, and in a tough job market - that figure could be higher. In this article we explore the graduate experience of getting that first job - whatever it may be. Read more »

The personality-driven job search

Did you ever think to search for jobs that match your personality? The successful job search of the future will be oriented around matching your personality to the workplace. Discover why. Read more »

Welcome to the Knowledge Age

While young workers are in a good position to thrive in the information economy, knowing how to thrive using your skills and talents is the key question. Read more »

All skills are not created equal

Growing up digital has its benefits: new technologies means new skills are needed. Collaboration, communication and innovation skills are cherished in the digital workplace. Find out what skills are useful, and how to use them in your career. Read more »

The pick 'n' mix careerist

Twenty-somethings are exploring unconventional career paths by delaying adulthood in favour of life experiences, stumbling through a diversity of jobs, and treating their careers like a pick 'n' mix candy shop. Can this possibly be a good thing? Read more »

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