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
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 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
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
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
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
If you’ve read my other columns on resumes (you really should!) you’ll know I’m a big fan of the combination resume for workers like us who move in and out of jobs due to our mobile lifestyle. You can read more about the different types of resumes and the benefits of a combination resume … More Resume layouts to suit your circumstances
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – C.G Jung When we live a mobile lifestyle it means we undergo many personal and career transitions. It is easy (and often justified) to lament what a mobile lifestyle does to our career if we are the ones accompanying a significant other on their job assignments. … More Internal Strategies for Career Management
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
Do you know that the primary aim of the resume is not to get you a job but get you an interview? Is your resume doing its job? When was the last time you updated your resume? Are you tailoring it for every job you apply for? What does your current resume tell a potential employer about … More Resume Writing Services Coming Soon!