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Careers seminar with Carole Theiley

by Tina Morganella

Say it with me, everyone: “We’re living in unprecedented times.” It’s turned into a catchphrase but it’s still true, and many of us are using this period of flux to reconsider our careers and think about how we want to work. 

Some of us intend to sidestep into unfamiliar avenues, and others want to explore new opportunities or expand existing ones. Carole Theiley provided a great overview of how we can start to do that. She suggested we begin by considering our values, becoming more self-aware and capitalise and harness both our soft and hard skills. 

Carole provided some great resources and self-assessment exercises and talked about how to use social media to network and market yourself. She also spoke about how recruitment has changed in the past few years, and how we can best capitalise on new trends. A positive and encouraging speaker, Carole provided many handy takeaways. Now to get cracking on that career plan. 

Tina is the Events Coordinator for EdSA. She is a freelance copyeditor and a fiction writer.

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Upcoming event

We are ending the year with two informal, socially distanced, in-person events. On 2 December at the Wheatsheaf from 7pm onwards we had some Christmas drinks and there’s our EOY picnic at the Botanic Gardens on 12 December. BYO food, drinks and picnic rug. Event details are in your emails.

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