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EARLY CAREER: Gen Y, Graduates and Early Careerists

Guy has worked as a business journalist, urban planner, slow food chef, denim salesperson and digital media manager, and shares original insights on diverse Gen Y career experiences.

Guy holds a B. Urban Planning & Development (Hons), has worked in 5 different industries and knows what its like to face the challenge of graduate transition. New career choices, personal branding and balancing passions with money are all part of the mix.

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 »

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