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About the Author

Bec McFarland is an experienced HR practitioner, manager, career coach and the creator of Pop Your Career. She delights in sharing practical, straight to the point career advice, spending time with her family and eating Mexican food.

Using the internet to boost your career opportunities

Using the Internet to Boost Your Career Opportunities

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path , Improving Your Current Career

Whether you’re looking for a pay rise or climbing the corporate ladder, the internet is a powerful tool when it comes to looking for career opportunities. With the right online activity, you can enhance your employability and secure the role of your dreams. So, why wait? Take a look at 4 ways the internet can boost your career opportunities. Start moving forwards now.

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How to Request a Professional Reference

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path , Improving Your Current Career

Requesting a recommendation letter might seem like a straightforward task, but it’s common for job seekers to feel intimated or awkward about it. A professional reference letter is usually non-negotiable whether you’re finding a new gig after a layoff, making a career change, or entering the workforce for the first time. Thankfully, there are easy steps to take that will make requesting references easy every time. 

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Don't let the new year ruin your career ~ Pop Your Career

Don’t let the new year ruin your career

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path , Confidence, Mindset and Behaviour

At the beginning of every new year, a few common themes become apparent with my clients and the people I encounter in general. Themes that tend to change our way of thinking and trigger actions that can sometimes be quite counter-productive in terms of career development. In this post, I am sharing the three most common themes that I see at this time of the year and what you can do to make sure the new year doesn’t ruin your career!

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Career Coaching: How I Can Help You Get Ahead in Your Career - Pop Your Career

Career Coaching: How I Can Help You Get Ahead in Your Career

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path , Confidence, Mindset and Behaviour , Improving Your Current Career

Career coaching is not a super well-known service in Australia. And in fact, a lot of people send me messages asking what career coaching involves. So, today I thought I’d break it down for you. I’m sharing the main reasons my clients engage me, as well as the different options you have for working with me. If you have any questions or you’d like to chat further, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with me using the link at the bottom of this post.

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Want to become more employable? Try these actionable tips! - Pop Your Career

7 ways to become more employable

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path

Are you looking for ways to become more employable? Perhaps you’ve decided that it’s time to change jobs, but you’re not getting a great response from your applications? Or maybe you haven’t started applying yet, but you want to ensure you’re ahead of the game? Well, I’ve got your back! In this post I’m sharing 9 ways that you can become more employable and they’re all super actionable! Let’s go!

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If you have been thinking about changing jobs but you just aren’t sure if it’s a good idea, this post will help. Consider these tips and make an informed decision before making a jump - Pop Your Career

How to know when to change jobs

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path

Have you been thinking it’s time to change jobs? Sometimes it can be difficult to know when it is the right time. And truthfully, I have been having a lot of conversations lately about the fact that there isn’t really a “right” time. For anything. 

In most instances you just need to trust your intuition and take action, but for a lot of people, trusting your intuition doesn’t come naturally. This is why I prepared this post. To clarify some of the feelings, situations and circumstances when you might want to consider making a move.

Let's talk about some situations where you may consider changing jobs. 

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