Should I bring my resume along to an interview? By Matthew Coppola


It is entirely up to you. You may want to have your resume as a form of reference – something that an interviewer can refer to, or if you are interviewed by a panel of interviewers, something that one individual can look at and read while the other interviewer is asking a question. Even ifContinue reading “Should I bring my resume along to an interview? By Matthew Coppola”

What should I do with older experience on my resume? By Matthew Coppola


As your career progresses, you will most likely find that some of your experience is past ten years, and although it is valuable and vital to how you have developed as a professional, you may feel that it was quite a long time ago. You may feel you need to condense your resume, but ifContinue reading “What should I do with older experience on my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

Is it necessary to include colour in my resume? By Matthew Coppola


It is entirely up to you. A good question to ask though is whether or not having colour in the resume makes that much of a difference in persuading/motivating/encouraging the employer or recruiter to shortlist you in for an interview. Can colour make a difference? That’s for you to decide. Personally, I prefer not to.Continue reading “Is it necessary to include colour in my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

Should I attach a cover letter with my resume? By Matthew Coppola


Most job applications these days request for a cover letter as part of your application. It is almost now the appropriate thing to do when applying. The resume outlines the candidate’s skills and experience; then the cover letter takes the next step further to be tailored and directed towards a particular position. It’s a wayContinue reading “Should I attach a cover letter with my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

Is there any need to include colours in my resume? By Matthew Coppola


Colours can be an expression of creativity and certainly for a creative type resume, making use of colours and imagery of the individual’s work may actually help with their application – but it is more about showcasing their work. So, then, do colours really make a difference? Personally, I don’t think so. The question weContinue reading “Is there any need to include colours in my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

Is it Essential to Have a Professionally Written and Designed Resume? By Matthew Coppola


When an employer is going through the decision process and deciding whether or not they should offer you the job, your resume assists them to make an informed choice. Sending a cover letter along with your CV gives you a more personalised touch for the position, by answering the requirements of the position as specifiedContinue reading “Is it Essential to Have a Professionally Written and Designed Resume? By Matthew Coppola”

What it means to actually tailor a cover letter for a position, by Matthew Coppola


A clothing tailor will make sure that your suit, shirt and pants are made to fit your body shape and preferences for comfort. They make sure that your suit is tailor made for you. When you try on the suit, they want you to feel that it was made exactly for you and that itContinue reading “What it means to actually tailor a cover letter for a position, by Matthew Coppola”

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”

How to Write a Resume Concisely and Clearly


All writing should be clear, concise, and correct. Good writers use plain language to express clear meaning. They write in a simple style that uses every day words. They do not use showy words and ambiguous expressions in an effort to dazzle or confuse readers. They write to express ideas, not to impress others. WhatContinue reading “How to Write a Resume Concisely and Clearly”

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 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”

A Critical Analysis of the Long Term Dynamics of Capitalism, by Matthew Coppola


The following paper studies the opposing and unifying theories of two economists, John Stuart Mill and Thomas Robert Malthus, on the long term dynamics of capitalism, which entail aspects of growth, development and accumulation of a capitalist economy. The key topics studied by Malthus and Mill include labour, consumption, population growth, agriculture and property rights.Continue reading “A Critical Analysis of the Long Term Dynamics of Capitalism, by Matthew Coppola”

Is the Stereotype of the Typical Australian of the 1940’s/50’s Correct? By Matthew Coppola


In the late 1940’s to the late 1950’s, the typical Aussie ‘bloke’ could be seen as rugged, fair minded, egalitarian, supportive of his mates in times of need, hard working, hard drinking,  honest, a competent bushman who could survive in the harsh Australian bushland, was critical of Authority and critical of those who put onContinue reading “Is the Stereotype of the Typical Australian of the 1940’s/50’s Correct? By Matthew Coppola”

How to Effectively Build Credibility With Others, by Matthew Coppola


If we want to build our credibility with other people, we have to first of all be credible to ourselves. That means selling ourselves on our products or our services first. If you believe you are selling a good product, or offering a valuable service, you won’t have much difficulty selling that product or serviceContinue reading “How to Effectively Build Credibility With Others, by Matthew Coppola”

How to Effectively Change a Client’s Emotion, by Matthew Coppola


Emotion has on a large effect on a person’s behaviour and by learning how to identify the clients feeling will help you provide a suitable solution. By changing the client’s emotion you may be able to help the client see your solution more clearly without the emotion that controls their behaviour. E- Motion is contributed/createdContinue reading “How to Effectively Change a Client’s Emotion, by Matthew Coppola”

You can write an effective resume! By Matthew Coppola


A resume is your opportunity to present all of the facts that show you have the essential skills and experience for the job you wish to apply for. Writing an effective resume takes a while – you need to ensure that you have included all the correct information clearly written and laid out in yourContinue reading “You can write an effective resume! By Matthew Coppola”

I’m out of a job. What now by Matthew Coppola


Think about the following scenario. You’re sitting in the manager’s office and he tells you he has to let you go, giving you two weeks to find another job. Just like that. How do you think you would feel? For many of us, the possibility of losing our job can seem very disheartening, especially ifContinue reading “I’m out of a job. What now by Matthew Coppola”

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”

Is there anything wrong with being dishonest at work?


“Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity” So wrote American Poet, Stephen Vincent Benet almost 100 years ago. You may agree that little improvement has been made since then in regards to the public’s respect for honesty and its value. Dishonesty is not only prevalent with the general public, but also in workplacesContinue reading “Is there anything wrong with being dishonest at work?”

How do I keep a job by Matthew Coppola


Tough economic times and volatility in the jobs market over the years has prompted many to feel insecure about their job and keeping it. Added to that, it is even more difficult for youths and lower skilled individuals to get and keep a job they are happy with. There is a saying that goes”there isContinue reading “How do I keep a job 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 deal with peer-pressure from co-workers by Matthew Coppola


Peer pressure occurs when a peer group exerts influence to persuade an individual to change their attitudes, values, or behaviours so that they meet group norms. Unfortunately peer-pressure doesn’t stop at school. It follows us into the workplace. It may be that a co-worker wants you to go out for drinks after work but youContinue reading “How do I deal with peer-pressure from co-workers by Matthew Coppola”

Why It Pays To Be Honest In Sales By Matthew Coppola


To many business people, the belief is that honesty pays, but not enough. To survive in the cut throat world of business and sales, many feel that they need to lie or bend the truth to get anywhere in business.But is that the case? Does being deceitful, dishonest and untruthful in sales and business reallyContinue reading “Why It Pays To Be Honest In Sales By Matthew Coppola”

An Explanation Of Generation Y By Matthew Coppola


OMG. IM ROFLMAO ATM. BTW I G2G but ill BRB.If your not up with the lingo I just said Oh my goodness. Im Rollling over Laughing my ass off. I got to go but ill be right back. Today im going to be talking about the generation that talks like that.Known for their optimistic attitudes,Continue reading “An Explanation Of Generation Y By Matthew Coppola”

How To Make The Most Out Of Employing Generation Y By Matthew Coppola


KEY BENEFITS IN EMPLOYING GEN Y”They are tech-smart “” Being the first generation to have grown up with computers, Gen Y are early adopters of new technology.They are fast learners when it comes to new tech gadgets, and can even teach you how to use things like content management systems and social media. “Inexpensive andContinue reading “How To Make The Most Out Of Employing Generation Y By Matthew Coppola”

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?”

How to effectively cold visit prospective employers by Matthew Coppola


There are a number of steps to make in effectively cold visiting a prospective client. 1. Get into the right frame of mind Never go out and sell a product/service to a business if you really are not feeling up to it. Business people can sense any disinterest, unenthusiasm or tiredness from you and theyContinue reading “How to effectively cold visit prospective employers by Matthew Coppola”

How To Implement A Strategic Plan: Learning from the Game of Monopoly by Matthew Coppola


Implementing a well-thought out strategy can result in a desirable outcome. Monopoly is a great example. Although it is a game of chance there are elements of strategy which contribute to a successful win. Firstly forget about cheating in business. It doesn”t guarantee winning. In Monopoly the player who steals money from his opponent orContinue reading “How To Implement A Strategic Plan: Learning from the Game of Monopoly by Matthew Coppola”

Understanding the Business Environment: Learning from the Game of Golf by Matthew Coppola


The surroundings of the business has a huge impact on the outcome of any strategy. Now an organisation may operate in a…..positive environment. But what if it is operating in a…..negative environment? Well then it may have detrimental effects to the business. An organisation would be a smart company if they took good note ofContinue reading “Understanding the Business Environment: Learning from the Game of Golf by Matthew Coppola”

Key Marketing Tips by Matthew Coppola


1. Base all your images and information around your target market. Your target market is the customer base which purchases your products. Take into account their age profile and income group. Older age groups have different preferences as opposed to younger age groups. Income is also a strong dependant on how important price and valueContinue reading “Key Marketing Tips by Matthew Coppola”

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”

A Comparison and Contrasting of John Mill and Thomas Malthus on the long term dynamics of Capitalism by Matthew Coppola


The following article studies the opposing and unifying theories of two economists, John Stuart Mill and Thomas Robert Malthus, on the long term dynamics of capitalism, which entail aspects of growth, development and accumulation of a capitalist economy. The key topics studied by Malthus and Mill include labour, consumption, population growth, agriculture and property rights.Continue reading “A Comparison and Contrasting of John Mill and Thomas Malthus on the long term dynamics of Capitalism by Matthew Coppola”