When things fall apart

The Unsuccessful Student has been utterly quiet these past three months. If you’re on my Facebook, everything would seem to be peachy, but truth be told, the last three months have taken a most unexpected turn. After a wonderful honeymoon phase with Melbourne, everything went wrong. An unexpected parting with …

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Staying motivated: A wall of encouragement

Everyone has times when they feel uncertain about themselves. Even with a strong why, you will find times of difficulties and times of weakness. Many years ago I came up with an idea called a wall of encouragement. It was pretty simple; I took quotes, notes and things people have …

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My experience with technology recruiters in Australia

Regardless of the industry, recruiters have a bad reputation. For many individuals, they may be no better than used car people. They are said to be dishonest and sneaky as they attempt to fill their vacancies by any means possible. They are also known to focus on higher paying jobs …

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Can you still run a marketing campaign on Tinder?

Tinder exploded in 2013 and 2014 as the world’s most famous hook up app. Look at a picture, swipe left for no and right for yes. If you both approve of each other, it’s a match and you can chat and get it on. As tinder’s popularity grew, creative people …

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The first week in Melbourne

The first three weeks in Australia have come and gone very quickly and if I could sum it up in two words it would be the following: exceeding expectations. There are lots of details I can share, but I’ll start by summarizing my first week. As excited as I was …

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Months in review

It’s been many months since I’ve had a “month in review” post. In the beginning I found it useful to give myself some direction each month, but the last six months have felt more focused on different obstacles that have naturally presented themselves. I wanted to take a few moments …

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let’s chill Australia

let’s chill Vancouver will wrap up at the end of this month and the goal is to build a new community in Australia. But why not keep let’s chill Vancouver going while I restart one in Australia? The main reason is that I don’t believe the Vancouver entity is strong …

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