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Intrinsic motivation can be a powerful driver for people navigating the journey toward employment. This type of motivation, which comes from within and is fuelled by personal satisfaction and passion, can be a game-changer in a job search. And tapping into it is the key.
The end of the financial year is looming, and investing in the professional development of yourself and your people is a great idea if you’ve got some unspent funds in your budget.  
A growth mindset serves as a powerful asset for people looking for work. It helps to influence not only the job search process but also long-term career success.
Yet, as January progresses, the enthusiasm accompanying these resolutions can wane, leaving us feeling disheartened and demotivated. Is there a more effective approach to goal-setting than the fleeting nature of resolutions?
Hope is like a snapshot of a person’s current goal-focused thinking, the pathway to achieving the goals and the expectation that those goals can be achieved. Hope works because it broadens our thinking and fuels our persistence.
The recent release of the Australian Government’s Employment White Paper, “Working Future,” and conference presentations at NESA and the IEP Summit have got our attention, and it’s for all the right reasons.
While the current Workforce Australia and Disability Employment Services contracts are designed to provide improved, enhanced services to the most vulnerable, frontline staff across the sector are often challenged by the constraints of the systems.
What happens when a 'goal' feels too big to achieve? A little reframe can go a long way with your clients. Try focusing on outcomes instead of goals and see what happens next!
If your clients have unresourceful beliefs about themselves and their ability to find a job they will love, they may struggle to overcome them. They may believe they are ‘too old’, or ‘they don’t have enough experience.‘
If you're having trouble moving your clients forward, you might be making these five mistakes with them. It's all about building trust and rapport, asking great questions, and listening with intent.
Values drive life. Values are the things that are deeply important to you, and they influence the decisions we make, the experiences we have and the behaviours we show.
Often the limitations around mindset come from beliefs or past experiences that have led them to think they can't achieve things, that they can't overcome challenges or that it's easier to give up or not try something new.
Integrity. It’s a word that’s thrown around a lot. Employers want it, employees need it, and training companies talk it up, but no one ever actually discusses what it is. In short, integrity is being your word, doing the things that you said or implied that you would do. Whether that’s completing a huge project or helping a friend move house.
A little stress can be helpful, but a lot of stress can have a serious impact. Working with clients can be stressful too. Do you know how much stress you can handle?
Gone are the days when the only way to get hired was to present all your qualifications and list every single one of your skills down on a piece of paper; we are living in the modern world and there are higher priorities to organisations now.
Naturally creative and with a love of illustration, Mark was always keen to work in the animation industry. However, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, maintaining regular employment was almost impossible. Mark had been receiving disability payments for 5 years and was living in Adelaide.
I could tell you that success is something that you’re born with, or it’s something that lands on you once you hit a certain age but, unfortunately, that isn’t true. Success is a series of little actions taken by you to get one step closer to what you want to achieve.
First impressions; yes, we all have them. Even though we are told not to judge a book by its cover, we all do it to some degree anyway. An application letter is your clients crucial first impression on a potential employer, so it needs to be fabulous. It needs to knock their socks off. It needs to get their foot in the door.
It’s important to work out how you learn and retain information best. If you’re someone who learns by doing (kinaesthetic) then choose study options that have strong practical tasks or on the job training. If you are a visual learner, create cue cards to retain information.
Hope is like a snapshot of a person’s current goal-focused thinking, the pathway to achieving the goals and the expectation that those goals can be achieved. Hope works because it broadens our thinking and fuels our persistence.
What happens when a 'goal' feels too big to achieve? A little reframe can go a long way with your clients. Try focusing on outcomes instead of goals and see what happens next!
If your clients have unresourceful beliefs about themselves and their ability to find a job they will love, they may struggle to overcome them. They may believe they are ‘too old’, or ‘they don’t have enough experience.‘
If you're having trouble moving your clients forward, you might be making these five mistakes with them. It's all about building trust and rapport, asking great questions, and listening with intent.
Values drive life. Values are the things that are deeply important to you, and they influence the decisions we make, the experiences we have and the behaviours we show.
Often the limitations around mindset come from beliefs or past experiences that have led them to think they can't achieve things, that they can't overcome challenges or that it's easier to give up or not try something new.
You may be familiar with some of the theories that have evolved – positive psychology, emotional intelligence, neuroscience, behavioural economics and social science. But of all the theories that exist in the field, the one that resonates most often with us here at Bounce is behavioural nudging.
Confidence is a belief and feeling of trust in your abilities, qualities and judgement. Confidence can also play a role in keeping you motivated to achieve your goals.
How often do you hear these responses from your clients? I think they’re some of the most common statements we hear from people looking for a job.
A job plan is an important resource for your clients. But how you got about building a plan is critical! Before you jump into talking about what sort of jobs to include, you should break it down and make it achievable.
We call this strategy the Goals Alignment Process. It’s about aligning the client goals with their values, and for it to work, you first need to understand what your client values most in life and work.
Your clients model of the world is one of the most important things you need to understand as a Job Coach. It gives you a deep level of insight and understanding around their values, beliefs, experiences and behaviours.
The end of the financial year is looming, and investing in the professional development of yourself and your people is a great idea if you’ve got some unspent funds in your budget.  
It seems like everywhere you turn someone is talking about Emotional Intelligence and leadership skills, these things actually aren’t new ideas and, in business, we’re only just catching up.
A little stress can be helpful, but a lot of stress can have a serious impact. Working with clients can be stressful too. Do you know how much stress you can handle?
Hard conversations are often something we avoid. They can feel uncomfortable and challenging. But it's important to not avoid them. Follow these five steps to give better feedback.
We’ve all been there, either as an employee, manager or business owner; where we think all our processes are perfect and our methods are unquestionable. I’m not saying this sense of satisfaction isn’t true, of course you should be proud of what you have achieved, however, it’s important not to lose focus and simply never re-assess.
A little stress can be helpful, but a lot of stress can have a serious impact. Working with clients can be stressful too. Do you know how much stress you can handle?

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