If you search for “work-life balance” you’ll see a lot of advice — just let go of perfectionism, work less hours, just love what you do. But it’s not just about reducing your hours, it’s about watching, and changing what you do in the Third Space (the in-between time) that really counts.

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We’ve all been there, right? Had a bad day at work, nothing went to plan, no time for a lunch break. Finally you get out of work, and start the commute home. Knowing you’ll need to log on again later tonight.

Or maybe you’re still working from home…


In 1665, Isaac Newton retreated to his home town after an outbreak of bubonic plague caused the temporary closure of the University of Cambridge. It was during this time, that he first recorded his thoughts on gravity. — Source

Maybe you and I won’t rise to his heights, but the good thing about working differently is it’s automatically creating new neural pathways in our brains. This leads to new ways of thinking and who knows what might come of that?

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On Monday 16th March, SEEK took the early and wise precaution of asking us to work from home. Lots of…


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Sharon is a global product & technology leader. As Product Director at SEEK, Hong Kong, she headed up the candidate product across Asia markets. With a strong background in high growth disruptive start-ups, Sharon has worked in a diverse range of sectors including fintech, e-commerce and most recently recruitment. She believes in empowering teams by hiring great people and creating an environment where they are able to put the customer at the heart of the product. At Leading the Product 2019, Sharon spoke to the audience about finding your way from product manager to product leader.

As Sharon explains, product…


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As Head of Product — Candidate at SEEK, Caitlin Blackwell understands how finding a new job can have a profound impact on a person’s life and family. Her own career progression has led her from beginnings as a producer at SEEK in 2012 to taking on a Head of Product role. Leading the Product spoke to Caitlin to find out more about her rise through the ranks at SEEK and the challenges she faces as a product leader.

Caitlin’s early career

I started out in content in e-commerce when I moved to London straight out of uni.

After coming back to Australia, I…


Originally published at https://www.leadingtheproduct.com on October 8, 2019.

SEEK is one of Australia’s greatest tech success stories, with a 20-plus-year history and a presence in 19 countries. Such a large company requires a large team and there are now over 40 product people, including Heads of Product, Product Leads, Senior PMs, PMs and Associates. This large team ensures the business can stay ahead of the technology and customer service curves. However, having so many members can mean difficulty with consistency when it comes to recruiting, developing and promoting staff.

Product leaders at SEEK realised that without a clear model outlining…


In today’s digital product environment, failing fast is not enough. You also need to fail strategically so you can minimise your losses and maximise your returns. SEEK’s Chief Product Officer, Nicole Brolan spoke about this in detail at Leading the Product 2019.

Elon Musk once said, “If things aren’t failing, you’re not innovating”

Knowing this doesn’t make the idea of failure any easier to swallow. After all, nobody really enjoys throwing serious time, money and effort on something, only to see it fail to get off the ground.

However, the only real way to avoid failure is to stick to…


(Camp SEEK registrations have now closed)

Come along to Camp SEEK, where you can get an action-packed introduction to the creative and varied careers available in the tech industry!

Camp SEEK invites you to spend five days at SEEK HQ, where you can hear from inspirational women about their career journeys in tech, develop your coding, design and product practical skills, learn about real-world problem solving and put it all to use in a two-day Create-a-Thon project. Plus, you’ll get a chance to meet some great new friends!

Why Camp SEEK?

A diverse workforce brings innovation, through different perspectives, ideas and approaches. However…


Search technology plays an important role at SEEK. We harness big data from job ads, job seekers’ job searches, profile data and employers’ on-site behaviours. Through world-leading search technology, we can deliver the most relevant outcomes for our customers’ needs in an efficient and effective manner.

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To build on the capability of our search technology, in 2016 SEEK, RMIT and The University of Melbourne were awarded research funding by the Australian Research Council (ARC) after submitting a joint proposal to explore the complex search needs of our job seekers and employers. Employment-related search (searching for jobs and searching for job…


Come along to Camp SEEK, where you can get an action-packed introduction to the creative and varied careers available in the tech industry!

Camp SEEK invites you to spend five days at SEEK HQ, where you can hear from inspirational women about their career journeys in tech, develop your coding, design and product practical skills, learn about real-world problem solving and put it all to use in a two-day Create-a-Thon project. Plus, there are daily lunch feasts where you can get to know your fellow Camp SEEK-ers!

Why Camp SEEK?

A diverse workforce brings innovation, through different perspectives, ideas and approaches. However, the…

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