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
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks to Mrs Mully an Australian military partner currently living in the USA for a posting for her thoughts on the current pandemic. COVID-19 has changed the world as we knew it and the effects have been devastating. They are especially devastating for those families who have lost loved ones! The effects have also been … Continue reading In unsettling times, we can ALL do our part.