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We’re told that the brain functions better in our younger years but the old adage of “if you don’t use it you’ll lose it” can relate to brain power. My 89 year old mother’s favourite piece of technology is her iPad, closely followed by her eReader and then her laptop. She uses the iPad for all her emails, recording all her financial transactions, surfing the net and taking/sending photos etc. The eReader is to access her library or purchased books and replaced her Kindle whi
Introducing the Development Team – the unsung heroes at JobReady. These are the guys that plug in “the code” in the software that supports our users every day. Technophiles, Ruby on Rails web application rock stars and open-source software evangelists, they employ agile software development methods and like nothing more than a new problem to solve. Just keep feeding them chocolate.
I am a big fan of Josh Kaufman who wrote My Personal MBA. And I just heard he has a new book to be released – The First 20 Hours – which claims it is possible to learn any new skill in 20 hours. The book promises “…His method shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers.” Interesting reading for anyone involved in education.
JobReady recently became a proud sponsor of the Australian Winter Olympics Womens Bobsled Team, the Aussie Icebirds. Over coming months we will be keeping you informed of their progress on their way to Sochi in 2014. As part of our support, friend of JobReady Jana Pittman from the Australian team offered advice to us on maintaining peak performance. The business world can be tough and constantly challenging and to succeed, you need to stay at the top of your game. The strategies of elite athl
JobReady supports a Sydney based Internship program run by Performance Partners. We have hosted a number of interns over the last 3 years and assisted in providing them with the required experience to further their education and employment opportunities. There have been many high achieving interns and in 2012, we enrolled two Junior Developer interns (Ruth & Rita) as well as an IT graduate (John) into the inaugural JobReady Foundation program. During the program, they were given self-stud
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