How the saying ‘dead-end job’ invokes negativity, and why it shouldn’t, by Matthew Coppola


I am sure for many of my readers, it’s happened to us or someone we know. Why does the saying ‘in a dead-end job’ invoke so much negativity? And, why shouldn’t we see it so negative? The saying ‘dead-end job’ implies that the job has little prospect of progressing, moving forward and advancing. It hurtsContinue reading “How the saying ‘dead-end job’ invokes negativity, and why it shouldn’t, by Matthew Coppola”

When should you bring up salary expectation?


I get asked this question a lot by my clients. When should I talk salary expectation? During the interview? Before or after? It’s like as if in our mind we think that if we start talking money, then it’s going to turn off the employer and we wont get the job. Well I have someContinue reading “When should you bring up salary expectation?”

From the classroom to the workplace: Peer Pressure


According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, ‘peer pressure’ can be defined as the influence that a peer group, observers or an individual exerts that encourages others to change their attitudes, values, or behaviors to conform the group norms. A person affected by peer pressure may or may not want to belong to these groups or norms. Generally peer pressure is assumed to be onlyContinue reading “From the classroom to the workplace: Peer Pressure”

What Makes a Good Resume Stand Out?


Time and time again I have clients asking me that they apply for so many jobs but they never hear back from an employer. Some have even applied for jobs to only minutes later receive an email saying that their application has been unsuccessful. They then ask themselves “Did the employer even bother looking atContinue reading “What Makes a Good Resume Stand Out?”

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 Being Attractive Get’s You Further in Your Career


There is no question about it, and statistics will back it up, good looking and handsome people get on better with other people than those not so fortunate in the looks department. The better looking you are, the less harder you have to work to make friends. Let’s face it, guys would you rather takeContinue reading “Why Being Attractive Get’s You Further in Your Career”

Getting Angry at Work Just Isn’t Worth It!


oo many people are angry at work. Workplace violence is an extreme example. Even short of violence, every day you see managers and co-workers who are mad at each other, their co-workers, their employees, their bosses, their customers, the company, and the world itself. Anger interferes with teamwork and productivity. It also creates an environmentContinue reading “Getting Angry at Work Just Isn’t Worth It!”

Why Your Goals Should Be S.M.A.R.T


Establishing clear goals in writing is the responsibility of managers and their superiors, and of managers and their staff. This should occur at least annually, and should be aligned with the company’s corporate mission and strategic plan. The way we word our goals is the biggest factor in helping us achieve them. And some smartContinue reading “Why Your Goals Should Be S.M.A.R.T”

Why do we need a resume?


For the most of us, unless we own a business or work in the entertainment/arts industry, need a resume. According to Wikipedia, a resume can be defined as  a document used by persons to present their backgrounds and skills, with the intention of gaining employment with a prospective employer. So someone might start a business, now toContinue reading “Why do we need a resume?”

Why you need to be passionate about your job to succeed, by Matthew Coppola


I have been working for an employment services organisation for over 7 months now, and just recently I was offered an internal transfer to another office within the company over in Melbourne. But to ensure that my transition is as smooth as possible, in the last week working at my previous office in Perth, I had another employeeContinue reading “Why you need to be passionate about your job to succeed, 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?”

Why is everyone getting promoted except me by Matthew Coppola


It is only normal to want to see yourself progressing through an organisation. Understandably, then, you may feel somewhat discouraged or even left out if you have not been promoted – especially if many of your colleagues have moved forward in the company. For some, being stuck in the same role can begin to seemContinue reading “Why is everyone getting promoted except me by Matthew Coppola”

How do I listen to people better by Matthew Coppola


Today in all walks of life, there is an asymmetry of information between people.  This occurs when there are gaps of information between one another, that is, when some have more information than others. To elaborate, there are “generation gaps” between youthful and elderly people, between the jury and the accused, between employees and employersContinue reading “How do I listen to people better by Matthew Coppola”

How can I improve my self-esteem and confidence by Matthew Coppola


Being confident is about trusting yourself, and by trusting yourself means that you believe in yourself and your abilities. So if you’re saying to yourself “I’m not a confident person” I would like to know, are you confident about that? We all have confidence in us, but when it comes to speaking up at aContinue reading “How can I improve my self-esteem and confidence by Matthew Coppola”

How do I get along with my colleagues better?


The following article is written by Matthew Coppola,  Australian Career Coach and Employment Consultant. If you are interested in inviting him to speak at any events/conferences, please feel free to contact us. Do you sometimes feel that no matter how hard you try to be friends, you manage to turn off some of your co-workers? WhatContinue reading “How do I get along with my colleagues better?”

How To Help Others And Ourselves Accept Change In The Workplace By Matthew Coppola


If we want to help ourselves and others manage change, what can we do?Empathy: The First Key to Successful ChangeA practical definition of empathy is, putting yourself in the shoes of the other person. In managing change, the first key is to know to what extent the change will be resented or rejected, accepted orContinue reading “How To Help Others And Ourselves Accept Change In The Workplace By Matthew Coppola”

Does money make us more happier?


An assumption in Economics is that consumers prefer more, and that one’s utility can be increased through the consumption of more goods and services. In other words, the more money we have as individuals, the more satisfied we are with our life. But does greater income and consumption really translate into greater happiness? Three mainContinue reading “Does money make us more happier?”

Do’s and Dont’s of Email Etiquette by Matthew Coppola


1.What is the biggest mistake people make when sending business emails? The biggest mistake would have to be sending emails with too many subjects. If you are sending an email, make sure that it is on one subject alone, not many. Because when people receive emails with too many subjects, the email respondents end upContinue reading “Do’s and Dont’s of Email Etiquette by Matthew Coppola”