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Tuesday 23 July 2013
News

in brief: survey suggests ideal aussie worker is unattached male

Claire Gallagher
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  Male employees without children or relationships have been identified as the most desirable employees in Australia. In a survey of 500 Australian employers, Kronos research revealed that close to 40 per cent of employers believe men are better employees than women, while only about one in five surveyed favoured female workers over their male…
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Saturday 13 July 2013
News

in brief: female scientists encouraged to climb career ladder

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Female scientists are being urged to climb the career ladder as early as possible. Australian Laureate Fellow, physicist Tanya Monro, is encouraging young women to take risks in their career, rather than settling for job security. Professor Monro has recently won a share of $47 million in Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship funding. With the…
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
Featured Opinion

i have a degree. now, where’s my perfect job?

Kaylia Payne
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When I was younger I was unashamedly optimistic. I heard phrases such as ‘you can be anything you want to be’ and ate them right up, certain that this was how the world worked. My parents encouraged me wholeheartedly, telling me every day that I was going to be something. And I believed them. And…
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Friday 15 March 2013
Featured Opinion

would you work 900 hours for free? the exploitative cycle of internships

Emmica Schlobohm
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Recently, I discovered a job posting on Gumtree for a Content Copy Writer Internship that ‘…will be full-time and inflexible (10am – 5:30pm, 5 days per week, 6 months), however, it is designed for those who already have some sort of qualification…’. Yep, that’s 900 hours of copy writing. I had to do a serious…
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Friday 15 March 2013
Fashion Opinion

selection criteria: pencil skirts and heels

lip magazine
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This summer, I was lucky enough to spend two months clerking full-time at a law firm in my city, and apart from the excellent training and support my colleagues provided me, it was the sartorial side of the office that provided me with most food for thought. For me, corporate wear is the most chic…
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Monday 7 January 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

career girl: how to deal with a bullying boss

Zoya J. Patel
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Work. Employment. Doing it for the money – as lame as it can sometimes be, working is inherently a big part of our lives. Australia has a massive work culture – independence and financial stability are highly valued, and labour market attachment can be a huge definer of social mobility, welfare and our culture more…
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Friday 13 January 2012
Culture

The Ladder: Notebook Armageddon – The end of the world (of reason)

Jessica Hannah
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Armageddon kicked off with intentions, recycled promises from magazines, friends or inspirational quotes, dredged up on creativity breaks, iTunes open and credit card ready. I intended to contribute online over the break, assuming the quiet life restricted my activities to a kind of socialised hermitage, emerging every so often bleary eyed and nerdy. Prior my…
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Tuesday 20 December 2011
Culture Featured

women in careers: carlie the plumber

Siobhan
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Plumber: Carlie When you have a drain or toilet issue and you flip through the yellow pages looking for a plumber, you might be surprised if the female that answered your phone call is actually the plumber who turns up at your door. Female trade workers aren’t as common as males, but it appears the…
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Monday 19 December 2011
Culture

working girls, show us a picture: you gotta look the part

Emma Koehn
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I’m stumbling through a chain store in the thick of late night shopping. Katy Perry’s voice pours through unseen speakers, stands of accessories jump out at me from thin air. Mirrors are fixed to the walls in a way that makes you slightly nauseous, with multiple copies of yourself staring back at you from behind…
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Thursday 15 December 2011
Culture

the ladder: shop-girl overture

Jessica Hannah
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I’m uncertain. How to introduce myself? One usually extends a hand or smiles shyly, measuring tone and temper, testing the deep end before taking a running dive. A keyboard sequesters my hands, lyrics roll from my lips (Adelaide – Old 97’s) and I prefer the pool steps to avoid upper-wardrobe malfunction. I’m settling, instead, for…
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Tuesday 13 December 2011
Culture Featured

women in careers: dani the occupational therapist

Siobhan
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Dani, 25 Occupational Therapist (OT) There are many ways to make a living from being a caring person and Occupational Therapy (OT) is just one of them. Sporting a funky blonde hair style and cute skull cardigan, 25 year old OT, Dani Lees casually tells me about her career choice. Occupational therapy is a discipline…
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