I don’t seem to be able to concentrate well today. As I write this, teenager number two has gone back to school for the first time. I am picking her up as we don’t want her catching the bus. Our dog, who has spent the last two months cuddled up to her, has spent the … Continue reading From the National Convenor
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
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
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
Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, has written an open letter to all Defence families, to assure them that Defence’s priority continues to be its people and there is a range of support available to their families. Via the Defence Community Organisation website.
In the first part of this blog we had a look at when you would work with a coach and a brief rundown of the services they can provide; in this part we will have a closer look at working with recruiters. As mentioned in part 1, recruiters get paid by the company you get … Continue reading Getting help with your Job Hunt, working with Recruiters and/or Career Coaches (Part 2)
Thanks to Defence Health for this article It’s time to get creative while you and the kids stay safe at home. Whether you’ve got toddlers or teenagers, there will no doubt be some challenges in the coming weeks (and possibly months) together at home. The important thing to remember – especially with teenagers – is … Continue reading What to do with the kids during COVID-19?
Some words from our DFA Northern Queensland delegate, Chandell. So far with COVID-19 my family’s life has remained relatively unchanged but that’s about to change with Anzac Day. As a Defence child and now a Defence family, Anzac Day has a very special meaning to my family, as I am sure it does for so … Continue reading Anzac at Home 2020