Dr John Taccori

EdD(USydney), MEd Admin, BEd, PCDAA, MCAANSW

CAREER BLOG

Commencing a "start-up" company

  •  10/6/2017 3:46:56 PM
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My research has convinced me that the world of work is beginning to change. Many younger people are wanting to commence their own small businesses and are wanting to control their own vocational destiny. Technology has helped them improve their entrepreneurial creativity. I am a believer that starting up your own business and creating your own employment is a good thing. The 80/20 society that I had learnt about as a young doctoral student has not become a reality as previously predicted. The 8...
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Your on-line identity

  •  12/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
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Two years ago I was interviewed by Mariam Tengbeh from Western Sydney University. She asked me to comment on work-related issues that young people need to be aware of when placing their personal profile on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram etc. I feel that this is more important now than what it was two years ago. Young people are really neglecting their on-line presence. In Tengbeh's interview, I outlined issues that a young person needs to consider seriously that coul...
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Seven Signs You're Ready For a Career Change

  •  9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
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Many people who contact me feel they are ready for a career change. A career change is not a work-place change. It means you want to do something totally different to what you are doing now. This is a big step and it needs to be done carefully and with an informed mind. You need to do some homework and talk to a lot of people before you embark on this life-changing journey. This article may give you a little insight into whether you are ready or not for this career change.http://www.aww.com.au...
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ATAR and University Entrance for the Future

  •  2/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
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ATARs are irrelevant, vice-chancellors say http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/atars-are-irrelevant-vicechancellors-say-20160208-gmonsq.html After reading many headlines and stories about the ATAR in the newspapers lately, I am sure that students and parents are quite confused about the relevance of the ATAR for the future. Society and universities are questioning the university entry criteria and will evaluate it in good time. Some have questioned it a long time ago and therefore, have alread...
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So you need motivation for a change?

  •  10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
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So you want change in your life, but you do not have the motivation for it. Or possibly you do have the motivation but you are finding excuses that are killing off your motivation. Those excuses could be: I have no time to study; I cannot afford it; I have other commitments; my life is so jam-packed now or I am just not smart enough.  You are feeling like there are so many barriers in front of you. One thing I can say to you is that 'there is no change without change- When you change the way ...
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HSC Subject Selection

  •  9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
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There is no doubt that some young people and their parents get really tangled and stressed over choosing subjects for the HSC. Unfortunately it can be a source of frustration and confusion- not to mention a few arguments along the way. Good career advice from a trained career counsellor should be one of your ports of call to help you through this. Vocational testing can help too. A good vocational assessment can help determine one's vocational profile and can be used as a guide for guaging wh...
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