2018 is finally here – what are your career goals this year?

Perhaps you want to improve your leadership skills or maybe you dream of getting the right work-life balance.

We spoke with some our people to find out what career advice they have, which might help you to achieve your goals. Here are their top tips:

Find the right work-life balance.

Here at Telstra, we encourage flexible working and give our people more choice in how and when they work.

So we asked some of our senior leaders how they get the balance right. Their first piece of advice is to avoid phrases like ‘I’m so busy’. Here are their other tips.

Need help with your leadership skills?

Do you want to become a tech leader but aren’t quite sure where to start?

We sat down with our Executive Director of our Global Products, Michelle Bendschneider, who became a leader at the age of 22, to find out what tips she has for aspiring leaders.

She says you need to be passionate about what you do. Here’s what else.

Find a good mentor.

Finding the perfect mentor who you can talk openly to and gain career insights from, can go a long way to helping you achieve your goals.

We asked our Head of muru-D, Julie Trell, what advice she has for someone who is looking for a mentor, and how to make the most out of the relationship. Here’s what she told us.

Do you need to upskill?

We’re on our way to becoming a world-class technology company that empowers people to connect.

To help us achieve this goal we’re actively working on building the networks for the future that’ll help people find better ways to communicate, learn, and do business. Here are the biggest areas we’re looking to hire in, in 2018. Do you have these skills?

Brush up on corporate jargon.

If you’re new to the workforce or even if you’ve been working in an office for a while, you’ll probably be bombarded with jargon known as ‘corporate speak’. It’s when your colleagues or leaders use fancy terms for pretty straight forward actions.

So what are the most common phrases you need to understand and what does dovetail actually mean? Find out.

Combat fatigue.

Is one of your career goals to be less tired at work? Some of the main culprits may include insufficient sleep, caffeine at the wrong time of the day or having too much sugar.

We spoke with a few of our people to find out what their favourite fatigue management tips are, and how they’ve applied them to their working days. Here’s what they told us.

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