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For Cassie Zhou, completing her professional year with PE was worth so much more than 5 points. We sat down with her to learn how to get the most out of your professional year, her secrets to job interview success, and why an internship isn't just about getting real-world experience.

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Gone are the days when people would hold jobs for 20+ years. If you're looking for a job, you need to be across marketplace trends and what businesses are looking for. With access to over 6,600 businesses, we're diving into what job seekers need to know before they click submit on their application.

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Internships can be a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your skills and develop relationships in your ideal work environment. Internships = quality workplace experience, and experience gives you an edge in the competitive job market. When it comes to landing your dream job, doing an internship can increase your chances of starting your dream career sooner.

You want to make the most out of your time with your host company, so here are our best kept secrets to maximising the benefits of your internship.

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed, have been stressed-out for a long time, feel constantly tired, or find it hard to get out of bed, your mental health could be suffering.

The good news is – you’re not alone.

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Ikigai is a Japanese concept to do with work, passion and purpose. It’s one of those words that doesn’t quite translate into English, but the meaning behind it is profound and important to living a life you can be happy and proud of. Here is how you can use Ikigai to plan your career path and find happiness.

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Goal setting is a common aspect of our lives. Whether you’re saving for a holiday, planning your next 5 years, or looking at your career aspirations, goal setting can be the difference between success and missing out.

But how do you make sure you plan your goals in a way that sets you up for success? How do you chart a course that helps you realise your vision?

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New graduates, having come from recent academic studies and eager to start developing their skills in the real world, are often highly regarded for their energy and enthusasism. However, connecting with those in the know can prove challenging for job seekers. Enter the ‘Elevator Pitch’.

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Did you know that, on average, LinkedIn members with certifications highlighted on their profiles receive 6x more views? Whether you are actively job seeking or just keeping your ear to the ground for future possibilities, keeping your LinkedIn profile in top shape ensures you are well-placed to take advantage of opportunities in a competitive job market.

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You got the interview… now, what to wear? Whether you like it or not, your appearance is the first thing people notice about you – and first impressions last. It is a question millions of people agonise over on some level while preparing for a job interview. So how should you dress?

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It’s easy to focus on “what's in it for me?” when it comes to internship opportunities. After all, internships only last for a short period of time, so getting the most out of one is important. If I had a dollar for every time a student asked me “will this company give me a job after my internship?” then I'd be a very rich woman.

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For many people, the most dreaded interview question is, “Tell me about yourself.” Talking about yourself can be difficult, and doing so in a succinct yet compelling way can be even harder. Learn how to perfect your "pitch" - the 60 second explanation of who you are, what you do, and why it all matters.

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