Government initiatives and the language of veteran and military spouse employment in Australia

This week was an exciting week in veteran employment in Australia with the announcement by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of a new government initiative involving government engagement with industry in order to assist veterans find employment in the private sector. What I found especially pleasing was the language used by the PM in describing the … More Government initiatives and the language of veteran and military spouse employment in Australia

Military Spouse Employment in Australia

Military spouse employment is a hot topic in the UK and the USA with the issues and concerns taken seriously by leaders. Military spouses in both countries have access to a number of government and non-government programs and initiatives to overcome the challenges associated with relocation and the frequent and lengthy absences from home of their serving member … More Military Spouse Employment in Australia

Invest in Yourself

As a military spouse or accompanying partner it can be difficult to set career goals when you are constantly relocating and changing jobs. In a journal article I read recently (A Paradigm Shift: strategies for assisting military spouses in obtaining a successful career path), career experts Pamela McBride and Lori Cleymans made the point that your goal … More Invest in Yourself

Demonstrating cultural fit in your application

Like many others in this business I’ve written about targeting your job application to the job and the company you’re applying for. In my previous post I concentrated on incorporating keywords in an application and making sure to demonstrate to the employer that you can do what they need you to do.  However, employers want to know more … More Demonstrating cultural fit in your application

Why the working vs SAH mother argument doesn’t add up

With Mother’s Day behind us I think the best gift we mothers can gave ourselves is to stop with this ridiculous argument between so-called working and stay at home mothers. As a mother and career-development practitioner I find so many flaws in this futile debate (including that we don’t hear of similar arguments or even use … More Why the working vs SAH mother argument doesn’t add up

5 LinkedIn tips when you’ve received orders

It’s approaching summer in the northern hemisphere so many military and expat families are receiving their orders and getting ready to move.  It’s a busy time but there are some quick things you can do with your LinkedIn profile to get ready for your move and the job search ahead. Remember, look ahead when it comes to LinkedIn. … More 5 LinkedIn tips when you’ve received orders

Mind the Gap! Addressing gaps in employment in your resume

I’ve written previously about addressing gaps in your resume.  This month I want to discuss it in a little more detail. This follows a discussion in an expat social media group where understandably it’s a topic of concern to many. Here are some things to keep in mind if you have gaps in your resume … More Mind the Gap! Addressing gaps in employment in your resume