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
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
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
We’re wearing unicorn masks to team video conference meetings, listening to Brenè Brown podcasts and swapping stories about Anzac Day, kids and schooling. That’s how things are in DFA at the moment. We’re also still here advocating for Defence Families. In this podcast Brenè talks about having what she calls a ‘family gap plan’. She … Continue reading Update from the DFA Convenor
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