Career Counselling

Career Development Association of Australia Membership – Katherine Foster (Blu Ripples)

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Katherine (Blu Ripples) is a member of the CDAA.

Katherine Foster (t/as Blu Ripples) is a member of the CDAA.

Blu Ripples takes great pride in announcing that Katherine’s membership to the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) has been renewed.

Blu Ripples (Katherine) provides a diverse array of Career Counselling, Consulting, Development and Planning services.  To find out more about our services please review the relevant page on our website or contact Katherine on 1300 300 557; Blu Ripples (Katherine) welcomes your inquiry.

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Career Counselling Advisor

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Do you know what it takes to make to enter your chosen field? Blu Ripples can help you we have a wealth of information and resources - make us your first choice call Blu Ripples today on 1300 30 557 and book your Career Counselling Session today!

Do you know what it takes to enter your dream job? Blu Ripples can help you we have a wealth of information and resources!

 

On Wednesday, 7th August 2013, Blu Ripples Counsellor and Proprietor Katherine Foster had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the ACS Career Adviser Seminars in Sydney (Ryde) NSW; and subsequently returned to Medowie (Port Stephens) with a wealth of additional career information and resources to assist individuals living in Port Stephens, Newcastle, Maitland, Mid-North Coast, regional and rural Australia with their individual career decisions.

Career information and resources gathered by Blu Ripples (Katherine Foster, Counsellor) includes Read More


What is a Career Counsellor?

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What is a Career Counsellor and how can a Career Counsellor help me?

 

 

Blu Ripples defines the role of a Career Counsellor as a Read More


Career Counselling: – Job Uncertainty in Australian Labour Market

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Job Uncertainty – Don’t focus on the negative

 

Over the past 9 months there has been a barrage of major and iconic Australian companies and institutions hitting the wall and closing their doors as the effects of the Australian and Global economies are felt across the nation.

Last night alone, the local news reported that the NSW state government will strip $1.7 billion from the Education sector over the next four (4) years – that equates to $67 million pa.

Coupled with the closure of iconic brands such as Darrell Lea and King Island employees are losing their jobs in record numbers.  Job security and the economy is not what is was and the impact of this radical correction in our national and global economies will be felt for some time to come.

So as an individual what can you do?  Read More


Career Counselling: – Why is it taking so long to find a job?

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Job Search

Why is it taking me so long to find a job? Blu Ripples Career Counselling Services provides insight into this question – read more below

One recently heard and read some interesting articles on the length of time it takes for various members of the Australian workforce to attain a new position.  The broadcasts and articles stated that Read More


Career Counselling: – The Impact Of School And It’s Environment On Your Career

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Blu Ripples provides Career Guidance and Advice to High School Students

 

 

 

 

 

As many regular readers may recall late last year (2011) I, Katherine Foster (t/as Blu Ripples) was honoured to provide Career Guidance and Advice to members of Year 8 at Ravenswood School for Girls.

An interesting question that was raised was: –

Do you think that a school and it’s environment can influence your career?

Detailed below is my response:- Read More


Career Counselling:- Ravenswood School for Girls

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Blu Ripples® was recently honoured to provide Career Guidance and Advice to members of Year 8 at Ravenswood School for Girls.

Armed with a series of in-depth questions including (but not limited to) educational and environmental influences, perspectives on HSC, subject and university selection; these young ladies demonstrated a thirst for knowledge and a maturity beyond their years.

Blu Ripples® wishes these young ladies the very best for their future; indeed one perceives that it will be very bright indeed.

 


Workplace Counselling:- Verbal Abuse in the Workplace

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Donald Duck Temper

Are you experiencing verbal abuse in the workplace?

 

I am sure many readers have heard of Donald Duck the famous Disney character; Donald can be such a loveable character one minute and then in a split second he can lose his temper, go bright red in the face and start quacking like there is no tomorrow with little regard for the consequences and/or the character he just quacked down.

Have you experienced or are you currently experience such a character in your workplace?  Speaking from personal experience I can confirm that I have experienced such a character more than once in my professional background.

So how do you cope with such a character?  There are many different strategies you can use but basically from ones perspective it boils down to three key questions: –

Why do you want to keep this job?

Why do you believe you are not worthy of a better working environment?

Where are you emotionally ?

From ones personal experience I can tell you that for me it was all about saving a deposit for my first home, having a good employment history to demonstrate to the banks that we were worthy customers and thirdly if I was to leave this employer who would hire me given that they (my employers) would surely not give me a good reference because somehow their bad behaviour had to be as a result of something I did (not true – but it was my cognitions [thoughts] at the time, I was in my early and mid 20’s at the time).

Maybe my scenario rings true for your or maybe you perceive your situation is different; it does not matter, at the end of the day it comes down to these three (3) questions and how long it will take for you to realise you deserve and are entitled to so much better than this.

In closing, if you are experiencing verbal abuse in the workplace have the courage to seek emotional support from a trusted friend and/or counsellor;  a strong support network is essential in these types of situations.