COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Two: career development and career management

It is more important than ever that job seekers have access to career information, advice and guidance and develop career management skills to help them navigate the rapidly changing labour market and uncertain future. … More COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part Two: career development and career management

COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part One: the labour market

The impact of COVID19 on the labour market has not been equal. As this article in the Guardian Australia reports half of all job losses since February came from just 5 of the 102 occupation groups – sales assistants, hospitality workers, sports and personal service workers, hospitality and retail managers, and mobile plant operators. Just 10% of … More COVID 19 and ADF Partner Employment Part One: the labour market

COVID-19 and ADF Partner Employment – a blog series

The global health crisis of COVID19 has disrupted life as we know it, even in Australia with our relatively successful efforts to stem the spread of the virus. It is as the UN points out “much more than a health crisis. It is a human, economic and social crisis”.  For those of us already interested in the … More COVID-19 and ADF Partner Employment – a blog series

Generation Equality for Military Partners

Defence love to talk about next generation fighter aircraft, warships and vehicles. It’s high time we had a discussion about “next generation families” particularly by paying greater attention to the impact service life has on the partners of service members – the overwhelming majority of whom are women – particularly with respect to employment. … More Generation Equality for Military Partners

New location. Now what? – Research, Planning and Networking!

Are you an ADF partner who has recently arrived in a new posting location and now looking for work? Or an ADF member preparing to or recently transitioned from the ADF? No matter where you are in your career journey make the time for research, planning and networking to maximise the effectiveness of your job search. … More New location. Now what? – Research, Planning and Networking!

Response to CDF’s request for feedback on ADF employment offer

Last year the Chief of Defence Force requested feedback from members and families on the ADF employment offer modernisation. This month Defence are holding ADF Employment Offer Modernisation Workshops around the country to allow members and families to provide feedback and innovative ideas for improvements on what modern ADF pay and conditions should/would look like. … More Response to CDF’s request for feedback on ADF employment offer

Military Partner Career Development : an asset-based approach to policy

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Current narrative around military (ADF) partner employment in Australia is heavily focused on the identification of a problem/s to inform a policy and program response – i.e. a deficit approach. But this is not necessary to justify and/or begin implementing enhanced career development support for the spouses/partners of military … More Military Partner Career Development : an asset-based approach to policy

2018 Speech to Defence leaders and stakeholders on ADF partner employment

This is a copy of the speech I presented as guest speaker at the Defence Families of Australia annual dinner in August 2018. Note it is not a transcript and I may have ad-libbed on the night! My main message that evening was that supporting the career development of ADF partners benefits families AND Defence. … More 2018 Speech to Defence leaders and stakeholders on ADF partner employment