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Navigating the New Normal Interview – Kim Tairi

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Rosalind De Sailly speaks with Kim Tairi in our Navigating the New Normal leadership series (part 1). Kim talks about what has kept her going during lockdown, which kept her apart from her new grandchild: making and baking make Parāoa rewena 🍞 a traditional Māori potato bread. Kim is Kaitoha Puka | University Librarian, Auckland University of Technology Rosalind is Managing Director, De Sailly Search

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Selection criteria & criteria statements (How to know if you’re right for a position)

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When writing an application you will usually be asked to prepare a written criteria statement. This is one of the key documents that the panel will use to evaluate your fit for the role. Principal consultant Rosalind De Sailly explains how to prepare a statement addressing the selection criteria and how it helps you to know if you’re the right person for a role.

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The ‘question’ question

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At the end of an interview, you’re likely to be asked this question: “Do you have any questions you’d like to ask us?”. Principal consultant Rosalind De Sailly walks you through how to prepare for the ‘question’ question. This is not a trick question! It is a courtesy to you. You can use the time to add anything you want the panel to know, or even to quickly reframe your answer to a question asked earlier on in the interview, if you think you left out something vital. Be mindful that the time allocated for your interview may be just…

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Happy Feet study of Australian working community finds simply moving more can improve mental health

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Research by leading epidemiologist Professor Maximilian de Courten at Victoria University has found evidence to support the mental health benefits of walking 10,000 steps per day. Congratulations to Professor de Courten, our placement as the Director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. We hope this important research gets continued support, and, vitally – that more people and workplaces get involved in health promotion and more active living, for the benefit of society. The study has just been published in BMC Psychiatry and is available via open access here  

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Welcome to Professor Rob Strathdee, Dean for the new College of Arts and Education, Victoria University in Melbourne

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Professor Strathdee was previously Professor of Education and Head of School, School of Education at RMIT and before that Professor of Education and Head of School within the School of Education Policy and Implementation at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Professor Strathdee has over 10 years’ experience leading and managing professional, vocational and academic staff in complex environments with a personal commitment to increasing the impact and value of teaching, learning and research, and to the importance of equality and social justice in the workplace. Here he talks about his research and his early excitement as a mature age university student

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