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Diversity in the Workplace Explained

The Oxford Dictionary defines cultural diversity as “the existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society.” Culture is considered to be the underlying values that direct how people behave. Cultural diversity in the workplace is a result of practices, values, traditions, or beliefs of employees based on race, age, ethnicity, religion, or gender.

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impossible deadlines

How to Deal With Impossible Deadlines

Whether it is a customer who needs a quick turn-around or multiple clients sign off on your quotes all at once limiting your time to work on each project, one thing is sure; you are likely to feel your stress levels rise. But with a little planning and juggling, the seemingly impossible can be made possible, so here are some tips to help you meet those intimidating deadlines and keep your stress levels in check.

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Don’t Let a Victim Mindset Derail Your Career

Don’t Let a Victim Mindset Derail Your Career

We all have bad days, especially at work, but if you have a victim mindset as a default position, then you could end up fulfilling your own prophecy – with catastrophic results.  When you are in the victim zone, you tend to believe that everything in your life is controlled by others: Your boss cost you a raise, your colleague sabotaged your report—you get the picture.

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Mining Resume

Do Not Make Recruiters Dig to Find Your Mining Resume Skills

Demand for mining services is up 43.6 per cent year-on-year. Illustrating the gradual shift from owner-operator sites to contract-managed mine sites, mining services now hold a 21.7 per cent share of industry opportunities, up from 17.3 per cent when DFP started reporting in November 2013. But the DFP Mining and Resources Index still shows the long distance between the state of the industry in boom times and now, with job opportunities in WA at 72.04 per cent of where they were in late 2013.

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How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

Negotiating a pay rise is primarily about your value. Get an idea of what you should be asking for by speaking to people doing similar roles to you within your company, in the same sector and in similar organisations. Most people are familiar with the advice to start with a high number, but new research suggests that a precise number makes a more powerful statement in negotiations.

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How to Apply for a Role You Are Overqualified to Do

There are many good reasons why you wish to apply for a role that you are overqualified to do. You could be switching industries and sensibly realise that you need to start a level that does not accurately reflect your true abilities. You may be reaching an age at which you want to shift down a gear and take a job that is less taxing and has less overall responsibility than you have been used to.

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Resume Font

Does Your Resume Display the Font of All Wisdom?

Very few people take great notice or care about typefaces and fonts. Even more so on resumes where we here at Select resumes have seen some real car crashes of Comic Sans, Arial and Courier Bold – all in one document! But the font one chooses – especially in a resume – is of vital importance. And a look at the history of the font is a good introduction as to why.

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