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Ruth Felice

Ruth is a Social Media Specialist at TAFE NSW. She loves cooking (*eating) technology, blogging, travel, long distance running and binging on Seinfeld episodes.

Five everyday inventions by women

by Ruth Felice

She wasn’t allowed inside the textile mill during testing, due to draconian rules that forbade women on the premises. She was forced to wait outside the building for test results

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2016, here are some everyday items that were invented by women. Many of these things are fixtures in our day-to-day lives. Best of all, they come from a range of industries that are usually male-dominated. Perhaps these women’s ingenuity can inspire other women into “non-traditional” trades. Over to you, ladies… Read more…

Five great movies about women

by Ruth Felice

Looking for a good flick or five to settle into? As a tribute to International Women’s Day 2016, we present to you five great movies that have women as the main protagonists. These stories cover a range of genres and inspire all the emotions. Most importantly, they’re quality viewing for women and men alike. After all, a great story is a great story. And rest assured – no spoilers ahead. Read more…

What TAFE NSW teachers wish you knew

by Ruth Felice

“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”

You’ve enrolled in a course that will nab you the career you’ve been dreaming of. You’ve thought about what it will feel like to graduate and where you want to work.

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Breaking the groundhog

by Ruth Felice

Going to work every day, do you sometimes feel like Bill Murray’s character in the movie Groundhog Day? Like you’re stuck in the same situation that keeps repeating itself over and over on a seemingly endless loop?

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2016 Sydney Festival

by Ruth Felice

Let’s face it, Sydney has been rather dull this week and there’s only so many episodes of Suits you can binge-watch before cabin fever sets in.

Thankfully the clouds over NSW have (mostly) cleared and the sun is peeking through. So, shake the cobwebs off your favourite hat and get amongst it at our fav free events from the Sydney Festival.

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Boho girl writing in her diary wearing a floral dress

How to plan for the future

by Ruth Felice

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

The end of the year can leave you feeling a little uninspired, burnt out and well over it! But we think it’s the perfect time to look back on the year that’s been, shake off any negativity you may be feeling and let your imagination explore the possibilities that 2016 could bring. And create a plan of action.

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Thanks Oz

by Ruth Felice

We may not celebrate Thanksgiving like our American cousins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to reflect and be thankful for the freedoms we are so blessed with here in ‘the lucky country’.

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Overhead image of a female writing on the laptop in her bedroom

How to write a cover letter

by Ruth Felice

Your cover letter has a lot of potential for improving your chance of being called in for an interview

So you’re trying to win the job of your dreams, but first you have to make it to the interview. It’s not just your resume that employers are interested in – what you say in your cover letter, and how you say it, is equally important. Stand out from the crowd with these tips for writing a great cover letter. Read more…

Celebrate your craft

by Ruth Felice

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. — Dr. Seuss”

It’s easy to fall into the trap of pigeonholing yourself. I’ve often thought I’m not artistic because I don’t paint or sculpt. But that doesn’t actually make me any less creative than a painter or sculptor. It just mean that my creative expression is channelled into a different craft.

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