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
Defence industry can benefit from recruiting from the ADF partner talent pool as part of efforts to grow its workforce to meet the demands associated with the government’s $200 billion investment in defence capability Read more about why ADF partners are a workforce solution for Australia’s Defence Industry. Link to the article in Defence Connect.
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has launched its Student Veteran Support Program, benefiting Prospective Student Veterans in QLD, NSW, ACT & Victoria. Benefits below! Student Veterans enrolling at ACU, as an opportunity earned through ADF service, will receive: – Flexible class schedules and early access to academic timetabling, to support work/study & life balance. – … More ACU Student Veteran Support Program
Are you a family member (spouse or child) of an ex-ADF Member living in Victoria and undertaking study? The Australian Student Veterans Association in conjunction with Melbourne Legacy has Education and Training Grants of up to $3000 per person per financial year available to support veterans or veteran family members with their education and training.This … More Education and Training grants for Victorian veterans and families
Read all about my adventures to the National Career Development Conference in Houston TX over at Career Development Association of Australia’s Career Panorama.
Are we really in November already?! It’s been quite a year for me personally with the passing of a close family member, my exciting and rewarding Churchill Fellowship and my husband’s deployment. As much as I would love to help everyone who needs assistance with their job applications it is unfortunately not possible. I have a … More End of year fast approaching
The NSW Veteran Employment Program has a great new website with fantastic resources. Career Swag is proud to feature on the new ‘external support’ link. Another great tool is the ‘rank grade matcher tool’ to help veterans estimate their NSW Government grade to their ADF rank.
Earlier this year (as a consultant for Defence Families of Australia) I developed a checklist for employers to help them understand what makes a ‘military spouse friendly’ employer so that they can benefit from employing candidates from the ADF spouse/partner talent pool. You can view and/or download the checklist (and get info on DFA’s advocacy efforts … More Military spouse-friendly employer checklist
SUMMER HOURS: At Career Swag it’s more 24/7 work-life integration rather than work-life balance but it’s only sustainable by taking much needed breaks. I’ll be closed for summer from Dec 15 until approx Jan 29 to enjoy Christmas and the joyful sounds of my kids enjoying their summer break. My books are full for … More Career Swag closing for the summer
I was thrilled to be invited by the Career Development Association of Australia to provide an overview of military spouse employment in Australia. Head on over to the CDAA page and scroll down to Career Panorama to read their blog. You can read my article here: https://www.cdaa.org.au/blog/military-spouse-employment-current-challenges-and-improvement-needed