Career Coaching


Careers during Coronavirus


Careers during Coronavirus

Does career management belong to our previous life, or is there anything we can be doing to support our careers during coronavirus? Before we consider if & how we can support careers during coronavirus, let’s firstly tackle the elephant in the room. Coronavirus is here, it’s a pandemic and we should treat it seriously. While […]

Morrisby Online for Year 9 Students


Morrisby Online for Year 9 Students

I am lucky enough to be part of the team in Victoria delivering the feedback interviews for Morrisby Online to Year 9 students in public schools. This is a two year initiative from the Andrews State Government to help students better understand themselves, and understand how their strengths, interests and personality traits influence which career […]

Reapplying for your Job?


Reapplying for your Job?

Reapplying for your job is something that employees can be asked to do, particularly during a restructure or following a merger of two organisations. There may be duplication of functions in the merged entity requiring headcount rationalisation, or equally there may be innovative plans ahead for changing how areas of the business operate, giving rise […]

To Influence Your Child’s Career Decisions, or Not?


To Influence Your Child’s Career Decisions, or Not?

As a parent, you almost certainly do influence your child’s career decisions. But, how much influence should parents have over their child’s post-school decisions? Research and surveys from Australia & the UK clearly show that parents play a significant role in career discussions at home as their child approaches the end of their schooling. Parents […]

How do Introverted Job-Hunters Market Themselves?


How do Introverted Job-Hunters Market Themselves?

As an introverted job-hunter there are some fundamental challenges ahead which stem largely from the need to market yourself combined with your natural aversion to self-promotion. I have two close friends running their own business and one spends considerable time putting together monthly newsletters, running promotions and other marketing campaigns, the other relies on word-of-mouth for […]

Who’s fault is Graduate Unemployment?


Who’s fault is Graduate Unemployment?

Is graduate unemployment anyone’s fault or merely a fact of modern life? “More than half of employers said tertiary credentials in management and commerce, creative arts and information technology were not relevant for the jobs in question.” The annual Employer Satisfaction Survey (http://bit.ly/2E3Aa70) conducted by Australian Government released in Jan 2018 raises some serious questions […]

Education Changes proposed in 2017 Federal Budget


Education Changes proposed in 2017 Federal Budget

A quick trawl through the morning papers provides an indication of what yesterday’s 2017 Federal Budget will mean for Australian education, both schools and tertiary education, and future employment prospects. Here’s an overview of the main changes: Schools will receive an additional $18.6 bn over 10 years to be distributed on a needs-based model (in line […]

Recipient of Sue Seawright Award for Excellence 2016


Recipient of Sue Seawright Award for Excellence 2016

I was delighted, and surprised, to be chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Sue Seawright Award last week. Recognising excellence of a career practitioner and voted for by peers, the award was presented by Stephen Wyatt, the Victorian President of the Careers Development Association of Australia (CDAA) at a professional development/annual awards & recognition […]