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Keep social media jargon outside the workplace

Acronyms such as ‘TTYS’ (talk to you soon), AFAIK (as far as I know), ‘bgd’ (background), ‘cre8’ (create) and ‘b4’ (before) have become commonplace on social media – but recruiting experts Hays warns that using them in your CV or cover letter can hinder your job search.

According to Hays, chances are that using such acronyms outside social media sites paints a certain picture of the sender, and it’s not a good one.

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Survey names the top industries for gender diversity policies

If you’re a woman and want to advance your career, it may surprise you to know that the mining and resources industry is second only to the public and not-for-profit sector for putting gender diversity policies in place, according to research by recruiting experts Hays.

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Local trainees build and install club’s new bar

The Trade Institute of Victoria (TIV) in Williamstown North donated all materials and labour for the project.

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Government’s stronger training laws pass Parliament

New legislation has passed the Senate that will further crack down on dodgy Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers.

Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham welcomed the Senate’s decision to pass the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2015.

"Passing this Bill sends a clear signal that the Australian Government will take strong action against those who seek to take advantage of vulnerable students and taxpayers," Senator Birmingham said.

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The gender diversity divide

“I don’t see what the problem is” say the men.

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