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Gary Fishlock

Content Writer at TAFE NSW

Gary has been a writer, editor and journalist in both print and digital platforms for almost 20 years. He has covered a diverse range of areas including business and finance, health, education, retail, e-marketing, social media and the arts. He is currently part of the TAFE NSW social media team in Customer Engagement and Online Services.
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The rise of the entrepreneur

by Gary Fishlock

These days it seems like every second person wants to be an entrepreneur.

People have been fascinated by these inspirational folk throughout history. Back in the day it was Thomas Edison, Coco Chanel and Henry Ford leading the charge. In more contemporary times it’s been the likes of Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson providing the high profile inspiration.
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Five careers with the highest earning potential

by Gary Fishlock

We know that life isn’t about money. But a career that you enjoy and that earns you a nice hefty pay packet at the same time is something a lot of us strive for. It’s the best of both worlds. And it is possible to have both.

Here is a line-up of Australia’s highest paid career areas and what qualification you need to land a lucrative job in them. Read more…

Exam morning energy boost

by Gary Fishlock

Healthy drinks to help you get through week 2 of your HSC exams

It’s finally here. The HSC is all you can think about over the next few weeks. If you’re like most people you’ll be going through a whole range of emotions including stress. Feeling nervous  about what lies ahead and your stomach is doing some somersaults. Eating breakfast is the last thing you feel like doing.

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Building careers

by Gary Fishlock

It’s no secret that the building and construction industry is currently experiencing a significant skills shortage. For anyone interested in pursuing a trade, this is an industry that looks set to offer abundant employment opportunities for many years to come.

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Top five Chrome extensions for students

by Gary Fishlock

There’s nothing like the words “Your productive time on the web today is 23%” to galvanise you into more productive habits

You have an assignment due. The clock is ticking. And let’s be honest here – fiddling around with a million internet tabs and tools can be just as bad for your studying regime as binge watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix.

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Top ten upcoming careers of 2017

by Gary Fishlock

There’s been a lot of media coverage about university graduates competing for jobs in saturated career areas. But what about the career areas with a surplus of jobs and a shortage of trained employees to fill them? It seems this is where the focus should be.

Here is our list of the 10 career areas of 2017 – the jobs in most urgent need of skilled employees. As most of these job shortages are being filled by TAFE NSW graduates, this list could possibly be a pointer for you if you’re not sure what to study at TAFE. Read more…