Friday 24 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Real Excuses For Being Late To Work: OneShift Staff



This morning I was ten minutes late for work. My excuse? I was trapped in the elevator in my apartment building. This is no joke. I stepped into the elevator (as per usual), the doors closed and I pressed “Ground Floor”. Nothing happened. I pressed it harder this time. Nothing. After a few goes of this with no movement, I began to panic and press every single button my elevator has to offer me. And still…zip.


I was lucky to be stuck on the top floor, allowing me one small bar of phone reception to call my brother (or as I now refer to him as my “rescuer”).


As I began my routine walk to work, one of my first thoughts was what if no one at work believes me? What if they think I made it up? It got me thinking. There must be some ridiculous excuses to be late for work that are actually real. So I took a stroll around the OneShift office to find out if anything weird had happened to my colleagues to make them late for work. Here are my published findings.


Real Excuses Why Our Staff Have Been Late To Work:


1. When my daughter was two years old, she had a habit of locking people out of our house. One morning when I was leaving for work, my wife came out to say goodbye. Needless to say, she rang me a few minutes after I had left saying she had been locked out and our daughter was sitting in the living room watching Dora the Explorer.


2. I was sleeping in a super noisy hotel one night (hadn’t quite found a place to live yet), and so I was wearing earplugs to get to sleep. Usually they fall out during the night, but I had woken up in the early hours and put them back in due to the noise. When my alarm went off in the morning, I didn’t hear it. Ended up being two hours late for work! A lovely sleep in.


3. Once I was coming earlier to work after a few days of getting into work late (bus delays). That morning when I thought I was doing well, a police officer stopped me on my way to give me a fee for crossing the street a few seconds before the light turned green for pedestrians! I arrived late and furious.


4. When I was living in London, our bus was severely delayed because a man pulled out a knife on the bus! Luckily, we had a police car behind us!


5. I remember one morning I was dreaming that I was at work and when I eventually woke, I had slept through my alarm and was late for work! Oh, the irony.



Do you enjoy your sleep-ins? You might enjoy this article: Best Job In The World? Getting Paid To Sleep!


Thursday 23 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)


2015: The Year Of The Hoverboard?


Next year is the year. The year claimed by ‘Back To The Future’ to have flying cars and more importantly…hoverboards. Well, all I can say is, well done Director Robert Zemeckis, well done. You weren’t too far from reality!


Hendo, a company created by a California couple, have introduced the world’s first hoverboard! And it's still only 2014!


Ok, so the hoverboard can only float over a metal surface. And ok, the battery life is pretty terrible. And all for only $10, 000! An absolute bargain! Sarcasm aside, how cool would it be to ride a hoverboard to work?!


I gather this new concept has received a bit of criticism because there have been so many other prototypes in the past that have failed to follow through with the goods. And even though this is far from perfect, it’s an awesome start! Give it a few years. Then i'll consider splashing out the cash.


One of my favourite parts is that, despite all the setbacks, they’ve gone ahead and already designed a hoverboard park!


Hendo Hoverboard Park

Source: KickStarter


Side note:


Every time I think of hoverboards, I think of this song. Seth Sentry is an Aussie hip-hop artist (and a personal favourite of mine) and this song could not be more relevant for this article. So do yourself a favour…



Seriously, though guys. Hoverboards. It's a thing. The world is finally catching up with all those futuristic movies with flying cars and crazy technology! Well, sort of.


If you want the more specific scientific details behind this breakthrough (incase my depiction wasn't informative if), check out this IFL Science article.

Tuesday 21 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)


 Lonely Planet Top 5 Regions to Visit in 2015: Gallipoli



Lonely Planet's Top 5 Regions To Travel 2015!


Each of these places have something exciting in store for 2015 that will make them sore to the top of your travel list for next year! Get your hiking boots out, these regions aren't your average travel destinations.


1. Gallipoli 


This peninsula of Turkey is famous in Australia and New Zealand for it’s role in the First World War. 2015 will be the 100th anniversary of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops landing in Gallipoli, which will no doubt see thousands flock to the peninsula during April of next year. 


Source: CrackTwo


2. Rocky Mountain National Park


Lonely Planet Top 5 Regions to visit in 2015: Rocky Mountain National Park

 Source: Wallpapertoon


In 2015, the Rocky Mountain National Park is also celebrating it’s Centennial. The 415 square miles is situated in Colorado, USA. It encompasses an incredible mountain range, beautiful lakes and 355 miles of hiking trails. Not to mention the glorious flora and fauna! To celebrate it’s 100-year birthday, 2015 will be an incredible year to visit the National Park with concerts, parades, and exhibitions to be expected.


3. Toledo


Lonely Planet's Top 5 Regions To Visit in 2015: Toledo

 Source: NationalGeographic


Toledo is a district in Belize known for its adventure travel. Filled with rainforests, rivers, mountain ranges and caves, this is a top spot for those looking for something different. Once a small area different to get to, a new road currently in the making will change all that. It will connect Toledo’s small villages with Guatemala and the world.


4. Tasmania


Lonely Planet's Top 5 Regions To Visit in 2015: Tasmania

 Source: JarrodCastaing


Woohoo! Australia made the list! And what a great pick, lonely planet! Tasmania is often forgotten about, but what a beautiful part of the world it is. Next year will see the walking adventures of Tasmania grow even more, with 35km of redeveloped walking track linking Denmans Cove with Cape Hauy. Ok so that doesn’t sound very exciting, but apparently it’s one of the largest projects of its kind!


5. Arctic Norway


Lonely Planet's Top 5 Regions to Visit in 2015: Arctic Norway

 Source: ArcticLightPhoto


Known for the incredible Northern Lights, but this isn’t why it’s made the list. March 2015 will see all light completely disappear for a few minutes when the moon blocks out the sun.



Looking to travel on a budget? Check out our Top 6 Destinations for Students!

Tuesday 21 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Questions You Should Ask In Your Job Interview

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I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again. A job interview is a two way street. You are not there to be harassed with terrifying questions. You are there so the company as well as yourself can see how well you would fit the role. While you should be trying to impress your potential future employer, you also need to suss out whether this position is suited to you.


P.S. When an interviewer asks “do you have any questions for me?” that’s secret business language for “ok, your turn” so have something prepared. And never say no.


10 Questions You Should Ask In Your Job Interview


1. What is a typical day like in this position?


2. How will you measure success in my role (i.e. responsibilities, targets etc.)?


3. Is there any room for advancement in this position?


4. Where have successful people in this position progressed to in the past?


5. What type of training is available for the position?


6. What is the company culture like (do you eat lunch together, what is the dress code, is there a strict management structure etc.)?


7. What is the expected salary for this position?


8. What are the average office hours?


9. What are the next steps for the interview process?


10. When will the final decision be made?





Don’t ask questions that you:


a)    Should know the answer to

b)   Could have answered yourself with a simple Google search


Monday 20 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)

The Bachelor Drama Continues: Blake and Louise


Here I was thinking The Bachelor ended a few weeks ago, but it seems it’s only just getting started. Thanks go to Mr. & Mrs. Sleaze Bag (Blake & Louise) for continuing our journey into a pit of tragic despair. 


Blake is still switching from lover to lover (or from fiancé to new girlfriend), girls are still crying, and it seems the audience is getting bigger for this never ending post-show drama.


Apparently Blake and Louise have done an exclusive interview with Woman’s Day, where they reveal their “official love story”. This issue is set to come out TODAY.


Cue gasp.


Not all is well in paradise, however (dun dun dunnn). Basically the entire country hates this couple.


Some people’s hatred stems from the fact that Blake proposed to one blonde lady friend in the finale while in less than 24 hours, he was declaring his love for another blonde whom he himself kicked off the show in the previous episode. Did he get confused? Did he think they were the same person? No turning back now.


The Bachelor Australia: Blake and Louise Exclusive Interview


Other’s hatred (including my own) is due to the fact that Blake (and no doubt Channel 10) continues to drag us innocents into their extremely fake and extremely public love life. Don’t they realise that the only reason we allow this to happen is because it makes us feel a whole lot better about our own lives?


Then again, we must remind ourselves that they have sold their love story to Woman’s Day for a mere $50,000, reports Sydney Confidential. Well played, Sir. Well played.


Friday 17 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Sydney's Night Asian Noodle Market: Good Food Month

Photo: Me!


If you’re anything like me then you love all things Asian food – and no doubt you’re planning to head to Hyde Park’s Night Noodle Markets sometime soon (if you haven’t already).


You’ll be over-run with dumplings, pork buns, smoky barbeque skewers and…you guessed it, noodles. I would imagine that this is what Heaven is like. A lantern & colourful umbrella filled park that is overcrowded with little food stalls offering all of my favourite goodies. Although, in Heaven, I imagine that all the food is free.


This was actually my first time to the markets this year. Last year I wasn’t living in Sydney, but I do remember the influx of countless instagram photos capturing lanterns of every angle and every filter imaginable (well, there are only 20 filters but I’m pretty sure I saw them all). I’m ashamed to say that after being overcrowded by these faux photos, it did make me want to attend the next markets.


Sydney's Night Noodle Market

Photo: Me again!


And I was not disappointed! Although it was slightly sprinkling (I count myself lucky as a few hours later Sydney was inundated with a huge storm), I was surprised to see how huge the markets were! There are stalls lining the perimeter, making it ridiculously hard to decide where to get your food (just one of my many first world problems), sweet little seating areas dotted around the place that you just cant wait to sit at until you realise it’s VIP and you are most definitely not a VIP, and lanterns covering all possible overhead spaces that make you want to take a photo but you don’t want to be that person.


As a side note, can I just point out my surprise at seeing a Messina Gelato store at the market? An Italian inspired Australian Gelato store at an Asian Noodle Market? They must have a killer marketing team to be able to fudge their way into that one.


Sydney's Night Noodle Market - Ramen Burger

 Photo: GoodFoodMonth



The Ramen Burger. A burger bun made out of ramen noodles? Ohhh yeah. If you’re happy to wait in the queue for this popular dish it, go for it.



The Noodles! I know, it was quite a shock to me as well. Being at the noodle markets, I had to do my bit by purchasing a noodle dish (duh). I gotta say, it was up there with some of the most boring Thai I’ve ever had.


Get down there before you miss your chance, they close on October 26th

Thursday 16 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Snapchat Leaked Photos Online: The Snapping


Last week, a rumoured 200,000 Snapchat photos and videos were leaked online through the online message board 4chan. This leak was dubbed “The Snapping”.


Let’s get one thing straight. People take (presumably) promiscuous photos of themselves with their phone, send them to other people, and then are genuinely shocked and horrified to find out that they aren’t all automatically deleted? We sent men to the moon in the 1960’s and some 45 years later, we cant fathom that a simple image can’t be saved to someone’s phone without them realising?


I mean, come on.


Snapchat claims that there was no breach of their app’s servers and that in fact, it was a third party app that was responsible for the leak. SnapSave is the third party app that has been put to blame, an app that allows Snapchat users to save and store Snapchats without the sender knowing (creepy).


Photo: TechCrunch

Wednesday 15 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)

What You Need To Know For Your Next Job Interview


What You Need To Know For Your Next Job Interview

Advice From HR...


Job interviews. They're terrifying. What are they going to ask? What do they want me to say? Why am I naked? Oh, it's just a dream.


We've all been there. That's why I've recently got in contact with Jess, a HR professional who has shared her tips for the job hunt, the dreaded job interview and eveything inbetween advice for job seekers! Do yourself a favour and take her advice on board, she knows what she's talking about.


What three pieces of advice do you give to those who are currently on the job hunt?


1. Make sure your resume is up to date and will stand out.


2. Be picky, and don't just take a job that you think you might like. Understand what the job is and be certain you will enjoy it.


3. Tap into your network and see if your connections can help you score an interview with a prospective employer - referrals are highly regarded in most companies.


With technologies that sort through resumes before anyone lays an eye on them, how do you suggest applicants can better their chances of getting past the sorting process?


Make sure your resume includes keywords that are used in the job ad. The reason for this is many organisations these days are using sophisticated recruitment technology that filtering through resumes and rank them based on key words and phrases from the job compared to the candidate's resume. The more key words you use, the higher your chances of being noticed.


What do you think is more important – skills or personality?


Personality is certainly more important. Skills can always be taught and learnt, but personality and your natural self is not something that can be learnt, altered or changed with ease.


What do you think is more important – experience or education?


I am biased - I regard work experience over education based on my own personal career. In Australia, work experience and on-the-job learning is seen as critical. In America, companies regard college education more highly. It really just depends on your field of work and the opportunities you have to even get that initial work experience. Some industries, such as the trades require study in conjunction with work, and that makes it easy for plumbers, carpenters and landscapes to get both at the same time. On the flip side, those studying law will not be able to the get work experience they need until they have graduated from their studies.


What is the number one turn off in a job interview?


When a question is not actually answered, but a tangent is taken to dodge the question.


What is the first thing you would look for in a job interview?


To see how much the candidate has researched the company and what we do. This is a foundational and a basic, yet a critical part of a candidate's preparation for an interview.


As a job seeker, what is the best way to approach a potential employer?


I really value direct contact from a candidate to show their interest in a role. As a job seeker, I would take the requested measures required in the application process (such as filling out online forms), and always follow up the application with an email or a call.


What motto do you live by?


Stop thinking, start doing :)


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Tuesday 14 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Top 6 Travel Destinations for Students



Top 6 Travel Destinations for Students

Places To Visit On A Budget...


Students are known for their stingy spending and tight budgets. I know, I've been there. In fact, the student mindset (well, I've personally found) continues to creep into my daily life. I find myself spending 10 minutes deciding which coconut milk to buy (do I buy the homebrand for 79c or look like an healthy hippy and splurge on the organic stuff that no doubt contains the exact same product?). Even though I've sadly left the student life behind me, it continues to follow me in my footsteps. And I've noticed my friends are doing the same! One such friend of mine refuses to buy herself an Opal card. Her argument..."why would I buy an adult Opal card when I can still buy student paper tickets?" (No, she's not a student).


The mindset is more relevant than ever in travel. We all want it and we want it cheap. So I've compiled a small list of absolutely stunning travel destinations that are kind to your wallet (more so than other places, anyway). 


6. India


Ok, I've never been myself. I've had many friends travel to this buzzing cultural hub and I can only assume that India is an experience like no other. For starters, it is the second most populated country in the world. If you want a truly life changing journey - this is it.


Photo (top): ThroughThe LiquorGlass


5. New Zealand


 Top 6 Travel Destinations for Students! Number 5: New Zealand

Photo: PassionPassport


How have I lived in Australia my entire life, travelled to all parts of the globe and never visited New Zealand? Yes, I'm a terrible human being. This stunner is on the top of my travel bucket list for the coming summer months and I can't wait! There is so much adventure to be had in this beautiful spot. Whether you love skiing or snow boarding, hiking, and of course the legendary New Zealand bungy jumps! It's so close to home...unless you live in Perth. 


4. Indonesia


 Top 6 Travel Destinations for Students! Number 4: Indonesia

Photo: Tumblr


Ok, students might not be able to afford this gorgeous resort but you get the idea. Bali isn't the only destination that Indonesia has to offer!


3. Vietnam


 Top 6 Travel Destinations for Students! Number 3: Vietnam

Photo: TwoFeetForward


Think of all the delicious food and cool mopeds you can ride around?! Yes, please! 


2. The Philippines


 Top 6 Travel Destinations for Students! Number 2: The Philippines

Photo: Tumblr


Why do the Philippines always get looked over? This image alone makes me want to book a flight. You can get some crazy cheap deals on flights! Think of all the Instagram photos you could take in this beauty! O-M-G #nofilter #jks


1. Greek Islands


Top 6 Travel Destinations for Students! Number 1: The Greek Islands 

Photo: Swide


It may be far away, but it's worth the flight. There is so much Island Hopping and food eating to be done in the beautiful part of the world! Greece is surprisingly cheap due to their economic downturn, but you'd be doing them a favour by buying into their booming tourist industry!

Monday 13 October, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Gone Girl: Ben Affleck


The book is always better. Well, in my opinion. No film has ever out-done its book counterpart. In fact, I have even refused to watch the film version of The Book Thief in fear of it ruining my favourite book. Ok, I’ll give Harry Potter some credit, thanks to J.K. Rowling no doubt chaining herself to the director every step of the way, scrutinizing his every decision. And have you seen The Kite Runner? If you haven’t, do yourself a favour and keep it that way.


When it came to Gone Girl, however, how could I have possibly refused to watch one of the biggest films of the year – and with Ben Affleck? I never say no to Ben.


For the most part, I did enjoy Gone Girl. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It was entertaining and it did stick with the details of the book fairly closely. Yes, it skipped a few details but that’s to be expected. In no way am I saying that it was a bad film, because it’s not. And if you think I’m about to criticize the director of The Social Network, Fight Club, and Se7en, then think again.


Here’s my point. How are you supposed to condense 432 pages of suspense and intrigue into two and a half hours (albeit it could have been two hours)? How are you supposed to portray a movie version of a book that switches between characters like a tennis match? The answer: you don’t. For me, the book kept me under suspense until the very end. I was always curious, always questioning. Whereas the movie, once the twist was revealed that Amy has framed her husband for her own murder (oh yeah, spoiler alert), all details seemed to be released within minutes. We are no longer wondering what comes next. The suspense is over. It’s almost (dare I say it)...disappointing.


Not trusting my own opinion, I’ve branched out and sought the opinion of what others had to say!


Estely, who has both read the book and watched the film:


“As with the book, the first half of the movie was a bit slow. The interpretation of Ben Affleck as the husband with a dull face was perfect, even annoying sometimes! For me, the actress Rosamund Pike who played Amy did a perfect interpretation! Her eyes, the way she moved, walked… everything was perfect and so true to the book description.”


Adela, has not read the book but has watched the film:


“The story line was perfect! But the first half of the movie was a bit slow and confusing. It was an ok movie but I was expecting a lot more.”


Gone Girl: Book vs Film


My main issue is with the ending. Don’t get me wrong; I was disappointed with the ending of the book as well. I wanted Amy dead. Instead, it turned out she had married a man just as psychopathic as she was, luckily for her. Even though I didn’t get the satisfaction of a well-rounded ending, it seemed appropriate that they be together after Nick turned out not to be the person we thought. In the movie? Nick stays the same. He is the same, gorgeous Mr. Affleck that we see throughout the film and yet he chooses to stay with this crazy bitch? Why am I, as an audience member, supposed to buy this?


Here’s what Estely thought of the ending:


“As in the book, I wasn’t angry at the end chosen by the author; I thought that they were so similar on a crazy level, that they deserved each other. And thank God for the rest of humanity, two insane people together means that other two innocent won’t be hurt by their behavior!”


As always, the book prevails. No one is to blame. Words can often be more powerful than images, allowing you to imagine your own version of events rather than been presented them on a silver platter. Even if that platter does contain Ben Affleck, I prefer my imagined version.

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    "From go to whoah! Less than a year old and more than 117,000 members. A local startup story" "At 22 years old Gen George has already built a remarkable business. In June 2012 George launched her startup OneShift '“ a play in the casual and part-time work space. In less than a year, there are more than 117,000 registered members who are looking for work. But, more remarkable is the fact that there are several thousand registered employers looking for staff. It's a business that looks to set to shakeup the recruitment space. The OneShift business model is simple '“ put people looking for casual work in touch with companies looking for casual employees. Gone are the long contracts for advertising available roles. Gone are excessive advertising costs that the major job listing sites charge. OneShift is changing the online recruitment landscape. In this podcast hear about how George took this business from an idea she had while travelling, to pitching to family to raise the initial funds, to securing leading industry mentors '“ ones who understand how to revolutionise a stagnant market."
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    Talking money is an interesting topic. We all need it and we all want more of it. But many employees feel too awkward to ask their employers for a pay rise. Why? Too often it's a matter of the on-going commitment, they think, is required to a business or company once a pay rise has been granted. Many employees believe that if they ask for a pay rise, then they're forced to 'stay-on' and do their time in order to prove that the rise wasn't a waste. Other employees are intimidated by the outcome of asking for a pay rise. However, most managers are too busy doing their own work to note down all of your achievements. To get a pay rise, be your own best advocate and document why you deserve one. Your boss will need to justify your pay rise to his/her boss so documented reasons will make this easier. So what's the best approach to ask for a pay rise? #1 Rule: Know what makes you worthy or deserving for a pay rise. Are you working additional hours? Are you doing tasks which were not originally outlined in your job description? Have you brought new ideas or initiatives to a business which have substantially helped the growth of the company? Before you approach your boss, it's important to have a list with concrete examples of how you have helped the business and gone beyond your initial 'calls' of duty. Demonstrate the value you have to the company and find out why you would be difficult to replace based on the strength of the current employee market. When should the rate of pay go up? Pay rates can go up: - When you get a promotion - When a junior employee turns a year older or becomes an adult (this means 18-21 years, depending on the award, agreement or industry sector) - When you shift from one year of your apprenticeship to the next - On the anniversary of your employment (12 months) when you are under a federal award or agreement - When a pay rise is awarded by Fair Work Australia - When an employment agreement says you should get one #2 Rule: Another crucial step in preparing your pay-rise pitch is finding out more details surrounding the pay-review process at your particular organization. Some employers review the pay structure of their employees on the anniversary of the employee joining the company, others work on the 'don't ask, don't get' system and require a more proactive approach on behalf of the employee to ask for a pay rise. Most businesses create budgets around a financial year which include allocating funds for new staff and pay rises for the additional staff. You can ask what the process is and flag that you will be preparing a written request for a pay review. #3 Rule: Don't ambush your boss. Send him/her an email outlining why you would like to meet up before a time and date is arranged. Pitch to them why you think you are deserving of a pay rise (generally). This means that on the day of the meeting, they will have a response and a more accurate idea of what the business can offer you. #4 Rule: On the day of the meeting, look professional and dress appropriately. When asking for a pay rise, give the reasons why you are deserving of one first, your value to the company and then state what you would like to be paid. Don't mention your personal situation or the reasons behind why you may need more money. More importantly, don't beg, plead or become aggressive. #5 Rule: Be prepared for a 'no'. Sometimes a business is simply unable to offer a pay rise. In this instance, come prepared. Bring a list of courses you'd like to do as an alternative to a pay rise. This shows your willingness for self-improvement and interest in contributing to the productivity of the company no matter what. Also ask the employer's permission to ask again for a rise in three months time. #6 Rule: If your employer states an outright 'no' and doesn't even recognize your achievements or worth to the business say 'that's OK' and begin looking elsewhere. Note: Not getting a pay rise that you are entitled to means that you have been underpaid. If this is the case, contact your union or use the Fair Work Ombudsman  for assistance. Image Image source:  
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    Image Photo Credit: As baby boomers start to enter their 60s and are facing retirement, we begin to wonder what will come next for the job market. We know that many of the jobs they currently hold are becoming outdated and are being replaced with new skills that require additional training. Over the next ten years, we're likely to see some major changes in the way people work, but even more so, we're probably going to see a difference in the qualities and requirements for all jobs. Perhaps many of the jobs we're thinking of don't even exist yet. Analysts from the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics have predicted that the healthcare and financial services sectors are most likely to flourish over the next ten years and that jobs within these industries are also most likely to increase. According to futurologist James Bellini, this means the creation of roles such as 'elderly well-being consultant' because an older population will need different health care. But he also mentioned the prospect of new positions in the field of farming and agriculture, such as 'vertical farmers', who would be farming crops upwards, not across to save space, as food resources are becoming scarce. Author of You Tomorrow and fellow futurologist Ian Pearson predicts growth in augmented reality where the real world is overlaid with computer-generated images. In other words, many of the changes we are seeing today will create the need for jobs to materialise very quickly. So here are some job titles you might want to look out for in the next ten years, as listed by Britain's Telegraph newspaper:
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    5. Nano-medic: Creates very small implants for health monitoring and self-medication
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    self-confidence Photo Credit: It's quite obvious that successful people are generally of the confident and charming variety. The problem with many of us is that all too often, we let our insecurities (and we all have them) get the better of us and we shy away from opportunities. It has been proven that people can sense levels of confidence from the moment someone steps into the room. How? The way  you stand, walk and even sit is one of the major tell-tailing signs that you're a confident, go-getting individual. Good posture means that your body is aligned correctly and all body parts are well-supported. Not only does body language affect how other people you, but how you see yourself.  Amy Cuddy's studies show that 'power posing'? '“ standing in a posture of confidence, even when you don't feel confident '“ affects the level of testosterone and cortisol in your brain, making you feel better about yourself. Her research concludes that changing your body positions does too influence how others see you and even alters your body chemistry. Power Posing before an interview '“ or before any event where you are in need of a confidence boost '“ will improve how you feel and appear to others. But what if you have bad posture? Here are ten tips to help improve and maintain your stance:
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    02 Oct 2013 0 Comment(s)

    logo Accelerates OneShift's dominance in online employee/ employer matching

    2 October 2013 '“ Sydney '“ Online job matching platform OneShift has entered into an equity partnership with Programmed, one of Australia's leading providers of staffing, maintenance and facility management services. Programmed has acquired a 27.5% equity stake and intends to market the capability of OneShift to many of its customers. The new partnership will capitalise on OneShift's rapidly growing user base and Programmed's presence in key metropolitan and regional areas across Australia and New Zealand OneShift, a website that pairs those seeking more flexible work with the businesses that need them for short periods of time, has enjoyed rapid growth since its inception fourteen months ago. OneShift has attracted almost 230,000 users to a site which was created from the frustration at the lack of shift work sites the founder experienced when on a working holiday in Europe last year. Commenting on the alliance 22 year old Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OneShift, Genevieve George, says: 'This partnership will drive further structural change across the recruitment industry, combining our strength in the on-line job matching space with Programmed's decades of experience and industry knowledge.'? Miss George continues: 'The OneShift technology allows businesses to match suitable candidates with jobs they have available. By just entering a few details on the website our automated search matches businesses up with people instantly and inexpensively. Our fastest match to date was a job posted for a barista where a suitable candidate was working 27 minutes after the job was entered on the OneShift site.'? ## Media Contact: OneShift HQ e. p. 02 8235 2305 About OneShift OneShift is a network that matches employees and employers to short term work including one off shifts, casual work or permanent part time employment. It is free to join and to review job seeker matches, and just $10 to get into contact with the employee of the business' choice. Led by Genevieve George, OneShift started as a venture to match working holiday candidates to employers in tourism hotspots and has expanded to a full range of industries including retail, construction, beauty services and healthcare among others.