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
Message to Canberra Mums looking for a job. This story by Polly Dunning appeared in the Canberra Times recently (14 Feb 2019) and it struck a chord. The work Mum’s do isn’t counted in national productivity statistics, which is astounding. When they decide to re-enter or enter the work force, their skills are downgraded yet they are multi-skilled and work under pressure (daily). There is plenty to put in a resume for Canberra Mums.
The best time to look for a job is in Spring in Australia but there are more job searches in January than any other time of the year. Data from Indeed data shows December is the slowest for both job postings and job searches. In Adelaide and Canberra, recruiters start to post jobs mid to late January.