Adapting to a new work environment, by Matthew Coppola


So, you’ve just started a new job. All you know is the employer, the person who interviewed you. As far as your concerned, this is new territory, and you’re not sure what to expect. Your working in a new team. In a different workplace environment. Sure, it can seem daunting. But, it doesn’t have toContinue reading “Adapting to a new work environment, by Matthew Coppola”

How can I best market myself to an employer? By Matthew Coppola


Employers are interested in what you have to offer them and so they are looking for a justifiable reason to invest in you by providing you with employment. Their investment for a 40 hour work week is to obtain productivity out of you and in turn make more money and grow their business. So theContinue reading “How can I best market myself to an employer? By Matthew Coppola”

Just add egg: What successful Project Managers can learn from Betty Crocker Written by Andrew Fisher of Velrada


Yes, I am indeed talking about the Betty Crocker who makes cake mixes; the packets you sneak off the shelf into your trolley, mix in a bowl with water and an egg, toss it in the oven, then smile like the Cheshire cat as your guests tuck into your perfect, velvety creation and coo aboutContinue reading “Just add egg: What successful Project Managers can learn from Betty Crocker Written by Andrew Fisher of Velrada”

What Does The “Generation Gap” Mean?


The phrase “generation gap” implies that a great chasm exists between the old and the young, and that it must be immensely difficult to overcome. Kingsley Davis first wrote about it (in a business sense) in 1940. He thought that rapid social change was responsible for this parent-child-youth type of conflict. His initial article spurredContinue reading “What Does The “Generation Gap” Mean?”

Don’t Gossip at Work


Let’s face it. We all love a good gossiping session. We love to talk about what other people are doing or what they have done when it has nothing to do with us. It is what workers do when they have nothing better else to do or they are in a mindless job. Because theyContinue reading “Don’t Gossip at Work”

Why it isn’t worth arguing at work


One thing I have learnt in my career is that arguing with someone, especially when you know all too well that your right, just does not work. I’m not referring only to your colleagues, but also to senior level management, key stakeholders and your clients. There may be a number of instances when your atContinue reading “Why it isn’t worth arguing at work”

Why we feel nervous on the first day of a new job, by Matthew Coppola


Yesterday I started my first day on the job at a job find company in Victoria. Although it was only an internal transfer for the same position with the same company, I still felt nervous, timid and shy around my new fellow colleagues. I understand now just what its like for my job seekers when theyContinue reading “Why we feel nervous on the first day of a new job, by Matthew Coppola”

Why do business development professionals struggle with administrative work?


Put me in the spotlight in front business professionals and I will flourish. Put me on the phone to a prospective client and I will organize a meeting with them. Put me in front of a client who wants to order 10 of your company’s product and I will persuade him to order twice asContinue reading “Why do business development professionals struggle with administrative work?”