Career Insider Stories

So, you want to know what it’s really like to start your own interior design business, run the kitchen in a major hotel, oversee the logistics for a multi-million dollar company, write and publish a series of books, argue a case in a court of law, or more?
We chatted with hundreds of professionals to gain first-hand insight into a range of industries and roles.

  • Discover career paths you never knew existed
  • Be inspired to study something new
  • Gain valuable tips and advice
  • Understand what the job really entails
Bahar Etminan

Founder of RESCU & RESCUMeAcademy

From being the youngest ever GM at Bobbi Brown & Origins in Australia to starting an online publishing brand that's a daily destination for 30k+ women, Bahar is a true inspiration to many young entrepreneurs.

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Matthew Dyer

GM & Co-Founder of Bookwell

After launching and selling the popular app, EatNow, Matt started his site, Bookwell, Australia's largest directory for booking health, beauty and wellness appointments online. Read his exciting and inspiring career story here

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Shelley Lask

Body Positive Health & Fitness

With clients aged 9 to 84, there's no such thing as a typical training session with Shelley. Get motivated by her story to make a difference in your community and read about her highs and lows in the fitness industry and as a small business owner.

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Renee Cooke

Trainer at Cire Community School

Read about Renee's career change and inspirational work helping her community as part of First Impressions Clothing Exchange - an initiative by women, for women to help put together a look that'll get them the job!

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Becky Paroz

Mentor, Coach & Project Manager

Bek makes her place in the world, she has never waited for a space to open for her. Read how she overcame adversity to become the director in three companies and a global professional mentor.

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Fabiola Gomez

Founder & CEO of LUXit

Lawyer turned entrepreneur, Fabiola is the visionary of LUXit - an award-winning beauty service app, bringing an elite salon experience to you. With 20+ years experience in high fashion, beauty and luxury lines - she is well acquainted with all things lux & business.

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James Ellender

General Manager, Marketing and Strategy

Leading the marketing team at Belgrave Leisure is enough to keep anyone busy, but James likes to go the extra mile, read about his inspiring career story that spans over 18 years.

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Gretta Jensen

Service Designer /UX Designer and Experience Illustrator

Miner turned UX Designer and Experience Illustrator, Gretta claims to have a "double doctorate in life experience." Having gone through many of life's highs and lows, her journey is one of a kind and truly inspirational.

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Ben Travers

Manager & Senior Financial Adviser

Ben has been awarded Money Management’s 2018 Financial Planner of the Year Award, Financial Standards Power50 Most Influential Advisers in Australia and was a recent finalist in IFAs Industry Thought Leader of the Year.  Want to know how he got there?

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Lucy Barnes

Career Coach

PR graduate turned sales rep, turned PR professional, turned producer, turned HR member turned career coach. Yep, Lucy's had quite the career journey. Read about her highs and lows here

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Academy Xi
AIM Business School
All Health Training
Australasian College of Health and Wellness
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian Fitness Academy
Australian Institute of Business
Australian Institute of ICT
Australian Institute of Management Education and Training
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Builders Academy Australia
Charles Sturt University
College Australia
College for Adult Learning
Deakin University
Edmund Barton College of Business Education
Foundation Education
General Assembly
Griffith University
Hammond Institute
James Cook University Online
La Trobe University Online (Delivered by Didasko)
LET Training
MCI Institute
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Mentor Education
Monarch Institute
Nepean Industry Edge Training
Onfit Training College
RMIT Online
The Hotel School
The Institute of Makeup Artistry
The Interior Design Institute
The Nutrition Institute
The Photography Institute
Transformed Pty Ltd
UNE Partnerships
University of Adelaide
Torrens University
University of New England
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
HTMi Australia
Southern Cross University