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Talking Tips Archives

Talking Tips are free, short, audio clips of interviews with experts who offer practical tips on topics of interest to applicants, managers and selection panels. These interviews generally range in length from 5 to 10 minutes in length.

Topics include:

  • Specific skills: networking, influencing
  • Career management: volunteering, Defence Force Partners, career practitioners, Disability Employment specialist, careers in the ACT public service
  • Selection panels: using scribes, recruitment providers
  • Wellbeing: functional fitness, workplace depression, stress relief
  • Job interviews: using the voice

Talking Tips is an MP3 file. To download and listen to the interview, just click on the title. To hear the interivew on your computer, ensure that you have an MP3 player such as Microsoft's Windows Media Player (standard with Windows XP).

Talking Tips Archives: #1 - 13

#1: Using the voice in job interviews. Interview with Michael Kelly, voice expert, Kelly Speech Communication

Learn about the importance of your voice, how to have an authoritative voice, the importance of energy and getting to know your voice.

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#2: Influencing upwards for public servants. Interview with Georgina Birchall, author of Managing Upwards

Find out what influencing is, how to anticipate another's position particularly if you don't know the person, how to adapt your approach to meet the other person.

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#3: Using a scribe during a selection process. Interviewwith Joyanne Gough, Manager of Consulting and Scribing Services, Effective People

Find out about the scribe's role, the pros and cons of using a scribe, how to select and work with a scribe.

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#4: Job searching techniques for mature age workers. Interview with Dr Graham Jackson, a mature age worker

Learn about the strategies one person used to find full time paid work after an early retirement.

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#5: Using a recruitment provider to conduct referee reports. Interview with Joyanne Gough, Manager of Consulting and Scribing Services, Effective People

Who should conduct referee reports? Hear the pros and cons of outsourcing this part of your selection process.

Special Interview: Strength To Speak, Interview with Amy Banson, prior to walking from Perth to Canberra to raise awareness of youth depression.

#6: How older workers can sell themselves to employers. Interview with Dr Graham Jackson, a mature age worker

Dealing with the challenges of finding paid work. Does voluntary work help with finding a job? Suggestions for selection panels when considering mature age people. Tips for mature age people on how to sell themselves to selection panels.

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#7: Tips for getting the best value out of using a recruitment provider. Interview with Joyanne Gough, Manager of Consulting and Scribing Services, Effective People

Learn the reasons for outsourcing recruiting and selecting staff, what a recruitment company can offer, how to pick between recruitment companies and how can I make the relationship work?

#8: Tips for graduates when applying for public service jobs. Interview with Carole Brown, Career Consultant, Australian National University Career Centre

Learn about the public service graduate market, the challenges graduates face when applying for public service jobs and how university career services can help graduates.

#9: Why public servants should join the Australian Institute of Management. Interview with Lillian Lesueur, General Manager, ACT Region, AIM NSW and ACT.

Discover the benefits of joining Australia's leading management organisation , what the key issues are for managers and what career management support is available from the Institute.

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#10: The career practitioner profession. Interview with Carole Brown, National Vice-President, Australian Association of Career Counsellors (now Career Development Association of Australia)

Find out why it's important to manage your own career, how to find and assess a career practioner, how a career practioner can help you, and where the profession is heading in the future.

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#11: Ability at Work. Interview with Paul Casimir, Director, Better Practice Group, Australian Public Service Commission

Paul discusses the APSC publication Ability at Work, Tapping the talent of people with disability, focusing on some of the key issues facing both selection panels and applicants.

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#12: Volunteering and employability. Interview with Lorraine Higgins, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteering ACT

Lorraine explains how volunteering builds confidence, skills and improves your chance of gaining paid work. She also offers ideas on how to 'sell' your volunteer work to employers.

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#13: Workplace depression. Interview with Libby Steeper, Volunteer Presenter, Mental Illness Education ACT. Libby offers managers tips on recognising signs of depression and how to respond.

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For more information read the free articles for applicants and selection panels on this web site.

 


 
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