Dr John Taccori

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

CAREER BLOG

WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE?

  •  6/8/2019
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Many people seek a purpose in life. So they define themselves through their paid work. I think this is fraught with issues of identity. People, I believe, should not be seeking their identity and their purpose through their paid work. A 75 year longitudinal study on happiness, conducted by Harvard University, showed that when people reflected on their lives and what truely made them happy, they hardly ever spoke of their careers and paid work. Rather they spoke of their relationships and connec...
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Is Career Guidance Effective?

  •  7/26/2018
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CAREER GUIDANCE EFFECTIVENESS Recent research shows job seekers receiving career interventions are 2.67 times more likely to find work. Dr Susan C. Whiston from the University of Indiana presented these new findings at the 2018 CDAA National Conference in Hobart....
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Commencing a "start-up" company

  •  10/6/2017
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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
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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
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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
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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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