Tagged with career

Hitting the books

Hitting the books

There was a time in my life when I thought that I would never stop studying. Any spare moment was spent buried in textbooks, or feeling guilty because I was preoccupied with procrastinating instead. I can assure you that my room/house had never been so clean. I finished high school and went straight into three … Continue reading

Being a first time boss

Being a first time boss

Despite a working life spanning more than a decade, I only recently became a manager for the very first time. This is a relatively late step up compared to careers in other industries such hospitality or retail, where one can be a supervisor or store manager managing a small team in half the time. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

Looking past limits

Looking past limits

I love TED. You could probably call it a slight addiction to TED. I love being inspired. I love being informed. And I love feeling the humanity, sincerity, earnestness, and honesty of the speakers talking about their life, their passions, and their research work that is all contributing to a better understanding of us and … Continue reading

Shoot for the moon

Shoot for the moon

Last week, Nick D’Aloisio became one of the youngest millionaires ever after selling his company to Yahoo for around $30million at the mere age of 17. It’s enough to make the average latte drinker feel quite inadequate. I’m sure I wasn’t the only the only 17 year old all those years ago where the biggest … Continue reading

Contract employment: is it for you?

Contract employment: is it for you?

Growing up in middle-class suburban Australia, contract work was virtually unheard of. Employment was permanent all the way. The principle option rested in whether you owned your own business or someone else paid you. Everyone went to work day in, day out and took four weeks of paid annual leave a year. Unless you were … Continue reading