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2009 in review: a year of Tigers, swine and hairy angels

2009 in the sand
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What a year 2009 was. A year which saw the worst of the global financial crisis, the inauguration of America’s first African American president, panic about swine flu and international talks on climate change; a year which saw the spectacular fall from grace of Tiger Woods, as well as the sad demise of Michael Jackson; and a year in which shy, Scottish Susan Boyle became a global phenomenon and video sensation.

In Australia, the news was dominated by economic slowdowns, stimulus packages, devastating bushfires, dust storms and MasterChefs. Unemployment peaked at 5.8 per cent between the months of July and October – though Australia fared well compared to other countries thanks to smart government and business initiatives, and there is every reason to believe that the prospects for 2010 are looking positive.

So once you’ve finished digesting your Christmas pudding and have emerged from the festive alcoholic haze, take some time to reflect on the year that was, as well as what you would like for the coming year. Are you where you want to be in your life and your career? Are there changes you would like to make at work, or are you in need of a radical career overhaul? Is now the time to make the leap you’ve always dreamt of, or do the course that will advance you in your profession or help you change direction? 

You might consider doing our free Career Personality Test to help show you which careers would best suit your personality, and brush up on your job-hunting strategies. Or take a look at the many university and vocational courses on offer.

Now is the time to look forward and forge ahead into a fantastic 2010!

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