Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. These awards recognise businesses who employ and support Australian military veterans and spouses, as well as recognise veteran employees and entrepreneurs. Award Categories are: Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Medium Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large Public Sector Excellence in Supporting Veteran … More Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards

A Force To Be Reckoned With #3

Career Stories from ADF Partners There is an enormous amount of talent, creativity, grit and determination in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) spouse/partner community. Not to mention incredible stories of partners adapting to changing circumstances, making the most of new opportunities that come their way, and not just surviving but thriving in the face of … More A Force To Be Reckoned With #3

Diverse City Careers and military spouses are a great fit

  UPDATE: Diverse City Careers is now Work180. Click here for the new website For most women I know juggling the demands of work and family has a big impact on career. Military spouses face the additional challenges of having a partner with inflexible and demanding work hours and frequent and/or lengthy absences from home. Frequent … More Diverse City Careers and military spouses are a great fit

Military spouse employment and veteran transition

Today I’m sharing an email I sent to Instinct and Reason Research who are undertaking research on behalf of the Department of Veteran Affairs on members transitioning from the ADF. “I would like to make a submission to the research being conducted on the transition of ADF members and their families. I am a the spouse … More Military spouse employment and veteran transition

New Year, new location, new job? How to prepare over the holidays.

It’s that magical time of the year. Yes, it’s Christmas and the holiday season but if you’re an Australian military family it may also be posting time. Many people around the country are currently finalizing inventories and watching their belongings being loaded on to trucks headed for a new adventure. For spouses this may also mean … More New Year, new location, new job? How to prepare over the holidays.

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

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