June Parker | Selection Partners | Executive Recruitment, Melbourne

Senior Women, but not old!

Senior Women, but not old! Congratulations to Jacinda Ardern the next prime minister of New Zealand. Not only is she a woman but she is in her 30’s.   When male maturity seems to be the norm in politics, bucking the system is a wonderful beacon of light for young women all over the world. Jacinda is the country’s third female PM and, at 37, its…

Harassment and Work

Harassment and Work As I read more about the harassment and abuse Harvey Weinstein has caused over many years in the States, it’s a stark reminder that women are being systemically harassed and intimidated in workplace’s all over the world regardless of age, fame, seniority or competence.  If Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow –  arguably two very strong confident women, kept quiet about their own…

Moving Office

Moving Office As our five year lease comes to an end we are moving office into the city.  It’s a big and bold move for Selection Partners. You might ask why are we doing this?  We had the choice to stay and renew the lease and that would certainly have been the cheaper option, however, our team in the majority wanted to be in the…

Age and Finding a New Job

Age and Finding a New Job As a ‘mature age’ worker, I get extremely frustrated with the stereotypes that are associated with people of my generation about our lack of ability or worth to employers.  A recent study led by Melbourne University found three themes emerge when employing older workers. Older workers were referred to as ‘rusty’ – really rusty?  I’d like someone to say…