In 2016, Serendis Leadership Consulting facilitated the first cross-industry return to work initiative to be offered in Australia. We achieved great success in placing a cohort of high quality individuals within the Financial Services industry. Since then, we have been expanding the program into other industries.
We are seeking applicants who have had a career break and are preparing to re-engage with a corporate role. We know from our previous experience that some of you may be hesitant to approach recruiters or apply directly for roles so this program provides a transition back to work.
Joining the Career Returner Program is a no cost to participant 3 Step approach. For participants who want to invest further, there are 2 optional, additional steps.
Join an informal 30 minute webinar with Julie Thompson, Program Leader to hear more about the Career Returner Program initiative and have your initial questions answered to help determine your interest in taking part
N.B: You will need to have access to a computer or smart device with internet access
If after the webinar you decide you would like to take part, you will need to submit an application to be formally considered. This step requires you to share some details about your background and your preferred next role including a copy of your CV. Your application will then be reviewed to determine if we believe we can help you. In order to ensure we can give you the right level of support, we restrict our accepted applications to approximately 10 per month.
Apply by emailing your CV to Julie Thompson
(We suggest you join an information webinar before applying)
Any received applications are screened during the first week of each month. You will receive a phone call the following week letting you know the outcome of your application.
Participate in an Induction Workshop where you will have the opportunity to meet a selection of representatives from Serendis and other career returners. Refine your value proposition and identify your career objectives based on strengths based activities. Develop critical skills associated with networking and forming positive initial impressions when meeting potential employers.
2019 Induction Workshop dates:
Come and hear from a selection of our Corporate Partners about their business and why bringing in more senior women is a critical part of their success strategy. Learn about developments across a range of industries topics and hear from people similar to yourselves who have secured employment through the program.
Events typically take the form of a panel discussion, audience Q&A and informal networking over a 2 hour period.
2019 Networking Events will be held in the following months:
Develop an impactful CV and LinkedIn Profile
Build your confidence to present your best self at interview
Learn about contemporary work practices and industry trends
These 2.5 hour workshops are self-funded and cost $250 per workshop per person.
Identify your core motivators and the impact that you want to have in your next role (Your Why)
Identify your strengths, your values, your attributes and your preferred working environment (Your How)
Identify your preferred career options and associated actions, your value proposition in relation to each of these options (Your What) and update your marketing collateral (your CV and LinkedIn profile) to bring your value to life.
3 x 90 minute coaching sessions are self-funded and cost $1200 per person.
Once a participant has formally joined the program, they will be connected with potential employers through a number of channels, including networking events, informal introductions and formal applications for relevant vacancies. Before any interviews with corporate partners the candidates will be provided with 1:1 support. Once placed in a role, candidates will be provided with 3 group transitional coaching sessions to help ensure they achieve desired results.
Career Returners is a completely different approach, we are flipping the regular recruitment process upside down. We will start by seeking out high quality candidates and then match them with corporations who will value their skills, experience and potential.
We are not recruiting for specific roles, rather we are working to find candidates with a gap in their resume and broad sets of critical experiences.
Serendis is working closely with a number of corporations to work through which parts of their businesses are focussed on increasing the number of experienced women in to their business. We have several partners wanting to be involved.