AOLCC Blog

Useful news, advice, tips and resources

Welcome to the AOLCC Blog

Join us as we discuss career development, resume and job search tips, upskilling and much more. This section is full of resources that we think you’ll find useful in every step of your academic and professional journey.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Midlife Career Change

03/03/2017

You’re in your early 40’s or late 50’s; you're too young for retirement, too frustrated with your current job, or waited too long to chase what you’re truly passionate about....

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What your boss won’t tell you: 4 secrets to a successful career change

13/02/2017

Thinking about making a career change? Believe me, you are not alone. People often seek to change careers for many different reasons. Your career goals or future plans may have changed,...

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What is a cover letter and why do I need one?

06/02/2017

A cover letter can also be considered (but definitely not limited) as a letter of application. It introduces you to the hiring manager, explains your purpose for writing, highlights a...

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4 tips to help you stay positive during challenging job search!

06/02/2017

You may have spent every second of your free time screening through piles and piles of job postings. You may have written so many cover letters and follow-up emails that you...

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Why Going Back To School Can Change Your Life?

03/02/2017

Education should be a necessity, not a privilege. Whether you’re a young adult picking up the pace at your early career development, or a parent who is sending your own...

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Why should I make a career change, you asked?

02/02/2017

you want a career that’s purposeful and meaningful to you? A career that makes a difference in your life, provides you with satisfaction and joy, and urges you to get...

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In your 30’s and thinking about a new career? Here’s how you do it!

01/02/2017

Once you’ve hit your 30s, it’s likely that you have invested a considerable amount of time, money and energy into building your career. You may feel a little let down...

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4 Ways Career-Training Will Change Your Life Forever

01/02/2017

No matter where you come from or where you want to go, career training can help you get there. Going back to school can guarantee you a secure, well-paid profession...

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5 Common mistakes job seekers make, and how you can avoid them

31/01/2017

Mistakes happen, but for job seekers it can make a difference between landing on your dream job and staying unemployed (and maybe even unhappy). Job search is not an easy task,...

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5 (famous) people who made a successful career change after the age of 30

16/01/2017

1.Walt Disney was a (fired) newspaper editor.  Walt Disney, the founder of The Walt Disney Company was originally a newspaper editor in his early years. In 1919, Walt Disney was...

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Interested in Healthcare? Consider becoming a Health Unit Coordinator!

10/01/2017

Finding your dream job is the process of figuring out where your professional passion lies while finding a job that matches it. influencing factors such as salary, future growth, work...

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5 Computer Skills to Skyrocket Your Business Administration Career!

10/01/2017

Business administration refers to the operational element of business. It includes all aspects of overseeing and supervising business operations. From big-name corporations to independent small businesses, every operation needs skilled administrators in order...

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