Prepare to Shine


Over the past week we have been looking at self assessment tools to identify potential employment opportunities, it’s  now time to look at some practical steps and training you can look at to make your choose path a reality. We are in the midst of a great global pause, here in Australia we are lucky … Continue reading Prepare to Shine

Skills Focussed


Yesterday we looked at self assessments with a focus on personality or strength profiles, today we will have a look at those that have a focus on skills. But before we do, I would like to take a moment to discuss online assessments as part of a recruitment process. Depending on the type of position … Continue reading Skills Focussed

Career Assessment Tools


When you are considering a change in career or looking to identify skills and attributes you can highlight in your resume online assessments can be useful tools. Generally career assessment tools fall into 3 categories Personality profiles which can identify personal strengths and areas for development, the most familiar versions of this are, Myers-Briggs, Holland … Continue reading Career Assessment Tools

Open Letter to Employers


Dear Employer, To start with we would like to say a big THANK YOU!!! Thank you for doing everything you can to keep us safe during this time. Thank you for making the changes needed so if we could, we can continue to do what we love, from home. Thank you for providing the flexibility … Continue reading Open Letter to Employers

Update from the DFA Convenor


This week at DFA there is a growing desperation for some of our hairdressers to open and relief that some children are back in school. Our experiences at the moment are varied. This week we listened to this Brenè Brown podcast titled ‘Permission to Feel’. In it she interviews Dr. Marc Brackett. There is so … Continue reading Update from the DFA Convenor

My routine for lockdown


They say that isolation has 3 stages. Excitement for being able to work from home in your PJ’s all day to setting into a routine and than realising that you crave human interaction again. I believe most of us can experience all 3 of these in a matter of minutes.  Isolation started for us on … Continue reading My routine for lockdown