Anna Patty from The Age does an excellent job debunking university and government spin about ‘careers of the future’. About one quarter of my clients come from STEM in Adelaide. They can’t get any job. Worth thinking about before racking up a $70,000 HECS debt.
This story by ABC business editor Ian Verrender, conflates a number of stories I have written in the last two years. All are focused on intergenerational transfers. How important is a good job for young people? It’s crucial as it determines a raft of other outcomes later in life. Republic Resumes fights for young people to get meaningful work.
This story by Annie Brown appeared in The Age recently. It rang bells with me. The problem here is recruiters (most are female) create untenable conditions for mum’s working from home. Recruiters don’t want to deal with it and they don’t like it. Their thinking belongs in the mid 20th century.
Many of my clients are middle class white-collar men, battling to hold on to their jobs or finding a job at the same level of pay. This is happening across the western world and is part of a radical change running though liberal democratic societies. The story below is an opinion piece I wrote for InDaily in Adelaide.
Most online resume writers don’t live in the cities they claim to be in. They ‘trick’ Google to saying they operate in Adelaide or where ever. Most work out of Sydney or Melbourne. That makes it hard if you want a resume for the Adelaide or Canberra market (I work out of both).
In true SA media style, no one expanded on this story. This was meant to be a major investment and key to employing hundreds of South Australians. It was hailed as a cutting edge investment by the former ALP government. What happened? No one knows.
This story appeared a few years ago in the Sydney Morning Herald (Rachel Loock, SMH, December 3, 2016). It's still the best article around on the nerve-wracking process of job interviews. Doing research helps to limit those nerves while understanding what interviewers are looking for. There's a book called 'Interview Skills' by Michael Spiropoulos that expands on what is written here.
By ABC reporter, Stephen Letts A good story and I see the effects of this almost every day, especially in Canberra and Adelaide. One important fact to keep in mind is that even though employment is strong, much of the jobs growth is in short time contracts.
As a professional resume writer, I see older folk battling to get work. Any sort of work. When I worked in Canberra for Labour Market Strategy, this was a key area for me and I spoke on it at conferences in Adelaide and the east coast of Australia. The story below is from ABC 7:30 Report (5 March 2019)
This story is a cracker. There have been a couple of times when I've regretted taking a promotion. The organisational politics were terrible in one position and I didn't stay long. This story is by Anna Goldfarb from The New York Times, 12 Feb 2019