Do you need a mirror to reflect? No. As any creative person will tell you, reflection happens in the bath … when you run … while you sleep … when you’re relaxed … Ideas pop into your thoughts, often when you’re relaxing. Get in the habit of writing these insights down, whether you use a […]

I thought it was high time I shared a recent inspiring week before the memory faded and it was lost forever in the hum-drum of winter. I was part of the Vic Voices choir for a chunk of the first Trimester – a mix of staff, graduates and current students, including amazing Music students. We […]

Sometimes I just need to pause for a moment. Take time out from this busy life to recharge. Make myself unavailable for a day. No plans. No alarms. No schedules. And without this downtime I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the pace of every other day. I can’t always be striving, be rushing, be […]

A comparison of writing types I found this useful page from the EIT Library and Learning Services that compares the different types of writing you may be asked to do in your studies and work. Contents The styles – what’s expected? The Hilsdon model is a simple graphic that helps you see where certain questions fit […]

They say a change is as good as a rest, and I personally think the opposite is also true. A staycation is as good as a vacation and Easter weekend provided me with some much-needed time to recharge both physically and mentally. I felt like I was able to reconnect with Real Me and what’s important […]

The beginning of the academic year is a pretty full on time for staff and students so the Easter break provided a welcome opportunity to rest, reflect and re-charge. While I was on my break I got to thinking about work-life balance. Employment New Zealand define this as: “…effectively managing the juggling act between paid […]

Some people seem fated to repeat their interview blunders and never quite get to the point where they know how to be their ‘best self’ in an interview.  If there was a way to systematically improve each interview performance by learning from previous ones, wouldn’t you be interested? Selection processes are becoming increasing diverse and unpredictable […]