Career

July 16, 2013 | Career

Ok!  You would expect me to say this wouldn’t you?  UKAWEP is in the business of education.  But that is not what this post is all about.  What I want to ask you to do, is always be on the look out for opportunities to learn. There is formal learning, like our courses, but learning can occur at any time and in any situation.  Reading this blog post,

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Earlier this year I got one of those phone calls that make you pump the air ‘silently’ so the caller doesn’t know how excited you are to hear from them.  The caller was the ‘Volunteer Manager’ for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2013 and she wanted to know if any of our students would be interested in applying for some volunteer roles at the event.  In all we had

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I am often asked by people interested in doing our courses what types of events they might be able to work on once they have their qualification.  The answer to that question is so broad that it is almost impossible to answer.  Consider your own family, work-place, community, suburb and city and then, all of the events you can think of that occur in those environments.  For every event

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  When I was younger one of my favourite cartoons, although it frustrated me, was Roadrunner.  I say frustrated, because the outcome was always the same, but you have to give it to the Roadrunner; he was always at least one step ahead of the Coyote and I admire that.  Yes he was faster by nature, but really what saw him triumph every time was that he was

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If you’re like me then you will have a head full of ideas all claiming to be the next best thing. My ideas can sometimes come to me at the most awkward of moments. There is nothing worse than sitting in a meeting or chatting with a friend when inspiration hits you and you can’t do anything about it. The other problem with ideas is that they can

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It seems today that the ability to self-educate is becoming a lost art when in reality it should be something we are embracing more and more.

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