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
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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Daniella Boutros

Principal Cake Designer, ButterCreme Lane

You may recognise ButterCreme Lane founder, Daniella from Studio10 and The Today Show, she's also crafted 100s of cakes for celebs. Read about her ups and downs as a business owner and overcoming adversities.

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Viktoria Novak

Designer & Creative Director

From the catwalks of New York Fashion week to dressing glamourous celebs, Viktoria is praised and loved by the bridal and fashion industry. Read her career story and how she's stayed at the forefoot of fashion. 

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Chris Bates

Financial Advisor & Founder of Wealthful

Being booted from his first job in a big bank for speaking up didn't make for an easy start in the finance world for Chris, but as he found his voice he continued to pursue his passion for helping others. Read his career highs and lows here

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Nicholas Steepe

Equity & Diversity Project Manager

Nic is responsible for developing and managing equity and diversity projects for regional University, CSU. Read his inspiring story and how he overcame his own mental health and identity issues to go on help and inspire many others.

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Tanya Denny

Founder of Chrysalis Therapeutic Support Services

From NIDA director to social worker - read about Tanya's inspiring career journey and her 25 years of experience delivering therapeutic services for children, young people and their families.

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John Chivers

Graphic Designer

From China to his hometown in the Blue Mountains, John has spread his flair for graphic design all over the world! Read about his career journey and top tips to anyone wanting to become a graphic designer.

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Emma Sidhu

Microsoft Operations Manager

People management, auditing and compliance, recruitment, stock management, customer service - it's all in a day's work for Emma, the retail operations manager for tech giant, Microsoft Australia.

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Sabrina Gabriela

Registered Midwife

“Being a midwife is more than just delivering babies.” Read Sabrina’s career story in midwifery, and about her extraordinary experiences and passion for helping new mothers.

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Foundation Education
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The Hotel School
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