This article originally appeared on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/partner-employment-military-civilian-transition-amanda-mccue-cf/ Employment is a key feature of military transition programs. Here in Australia we have job search preparation workshops, coaching, supportive employer programs and even an employment awards program at the highest level of government. There is broad understanding that employment is an essential part of veteran wellbeing. According … More Partner employment and military to civilian transition
One tool used in narrative and solution-focused career counselling is the “magic wand” or “miracle question”. We ask clients if a miracle happened over night and they woke up tomorrow feeling like everything was as it should be – what would that look like? If I woke up tomorrow and a miracle had occurred that … More What my version of military to civilian employment support would look like
No job is guaranteed forever. Having the skills to manage your career over a lifetime is essential. Our needs and preferences change over time and the world of work is continually changing. For many who don’t wear the ADF uniform moving between jobs, and sometimes in and out of employment in an unpredictable labour market … More Defence members – how are your career development skills? Are you prepared?
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
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
I have read many, many posts and group comments on Facebook this week about re-entry to one’s passport country. It is an emotional experience and it seems many people don’t realize that the emotions they are going through are experienced by so many in the same situation. One group I am part of has had an … More Being a bridge for those who are leaving