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

Employment Seminar recap

I am very grateful for the opportunity to present at last night’s Employment and Education Seminar hosted by Defence Community Organisation Canberra office. Attendees had the opportunity to hear valuable information from Soldier On, CIT’s Return to Work program, Volunteer ACT, ACT Dept of Child and Youth Protection Services. I had the fantastic opportunity to … More Employment Seminar recap

The employment topic the ADF should be concerned about: Military spouse employment and its effect on capability

Click on the ADF’s website [1] and you will see a clear link to information on the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program [2]. It is fantastic to see veteran employment getting the attention it deserves.  It makes sense that the former employer of veterans would consider this an important issue. Veterans acquire valuable skills from … More The employment topic the ADF should be concerned about: Military spouse employment and its effect on capability

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

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