Entries Tagged as 'Career Management'

What Will Workplaces of the Future Look Like?

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd. August 2013

What will workplaces of the future look like? Deloitte goes deeper into the trends with its new report “It’s (almost) all about me: Workplace 2030”.

It pays to be aware. We have been already facing some of the job market changes with the growing trend of online outsourcing through online work marketplaces such as oDesk and Freelancer.com. The estimates are that the sector will be worth $US5 billion globally by 2018.  Career implications include issues such as work stability, skills, competitiveness, work relationships and a new set of leadership capabilities. 17 is the number of jobs people can now expect to have in their lifetime. Are we ready for the future workplace and job market challenges?


How to Ask for a Pay Rise

Written by Jane Lowder, Max Coaching, this story appeared on news.com.au on June 21, 2013

1. Check the market
Set your own expectations by researching the average salary for similar roles in similar industries.
If your salary is below the market average, this information will help support your request for a raise.

2. Prepare your case
Outside of increases for inflation, pay rises are typically linked to performance. Don’t rely on your boss’s memory of all your valuable contributions, [Read more →]

7 Biggest Mistakes Employment Seekers Make

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd. February 2011

Ron McGowan, the author of the book “How to Find WORK in the 21st Century”, has just sent us an email with his account of the seven biggest mistakes employment seekers make. This is Ron’s way of advertising the book to career coaches, however as he is making a good point in all seven of them I want to share them with you.  Review and reflect on your approach to the job search. [Read more →]

Much Younger Boss

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd. October 2010

This is about you and your boss. But I am talking about a big age gap here. Have you ever been managed by a much younger boss or managed a much older person? [Read more →]

Behind the Passion

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd. April 2010

I have been thinking about writing a post on passion for some time. As a career coach I meet many people who talk about passion or rather about a lack of it and their quest to find a passion at work as a means to a meaningful life. I certainly agree that being passionate about your work can add a good deal of meaning to your life, but, I cannot see why our passion has to be placed at work in order to lead a meaningful life. The word passion in the context of work is overused and often misused. [Read more →]