It was our first posting and it was a huge one from Brisbane to Perth. A long flight over with two small children, stuck in an apartment for two weeks trying to scramble for things to keep the little people entertained. And let’s not forget the never-ending, tedious task of unpacking and assembling all of … Continue reading Driver Licence and Registration
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
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
Both Recruiters and Career Coaches can help you land the perfect job but the roles they perform are quite different although complimentary. This can be a confusing field initially when you first look into it as they can both go by a variety of similar names, recruitment agent, employment consultant, employment advisor, job network provider … Continue reading Getting help with your Job Hunt, working with Recruiters and/or Career Coaches (Part 1)
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.
Definitions of Emergency: Macquarie Dictionary: An unforeseen occurrence; a sudden and urgent occasion for action. Defence partner: I‘m so sick I need to go to hospital, I have a young child, my ADF member is away and I just moved here so I know no one to help care for either me or my child. … Continue reading Who to call in an emergency?
There has been a lot happening in the last few months behind the scenes to address the issue of employment for our Defence partners so we thought it was time for an update. Defence acknowledges that this issue is important and needs to be looked at from a big-picture perspective, with a long term program … Continue reading Update on ADF Partner Employment
Excerpt from Dr Amy Johnson’s speech in conversation with Maree Sirois, DFA Convenor.– 2019 Defence Families Australia Annual Conference Dinner Dr Amy Johnson is a lecturer in Communications and Media at the University of Canberra. Amy was awarded a PhD from Central Queensland University for her thesis: Inside and Outside: An Investigation of Social Media … Continue reading Why do ADF Families use social media?