Do you have a Mediators Resume?
This will be of interest for any of our members who are looking for a job, looking for private work as a mediator or wanting to list on one of our directories.
A Resume is a summary of your skills, qualifications, accreditations and achievements and provides a quick way for someone who is considering working with you to see what your skills are.
Having an attractive CV is an important part of standing out if you are searching for a job. Yes it should be about your skills, qualifications and passion for your work but the reality is that the initial stage of any recruitment process is culling the applications for most employers. A scrappy, poorly formatted CV might be all it takes for you to end up in the reject pile.
One thing that still surprises me is the number of mediators who don’t have a Mediators Resume. The resume should include your qualifications, accreditations, contact information and showcase either your experience as a mediator or if you don’t have much experience yet your background experience and qualifications.
Don’t leave home without it! You never know when you will be speaking with someone who knows someone who needs help with dispute resolution. If you have handy your one page resume it is a lot more effective than handing over a business card, especially if it has a bit of personality and looks great.
Resume Making Tools
I’ve just found an interesting tool that is easy to use and has a free version and pretty low cost paid version. That’s what prompted this post along with conversations with mediators who don’t have a mediators CV.
The tool is called Novoresume – Here is the link. https://novoresume.com/
We are not associated with them in any way and I just found it this morning. I’ve created a resume. Using the free version I made something that I think it looks pretty good. What do you think? Joanne’s Resume (this link will download it so look where ever downloads go on the browser you use.)
The office suite has some great free templates available. If you don’t have the latest version of office get in touch as we can provide our member and students with free access to the latest version of the Microsoft tools through our Office 365 Subscription.
What other tools do you love?
If you use a different tool that you recommend let us know and we’ll update this post.
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Interact Support has just opened up applications from accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners to go on the referral panel for Family Dispute Resolution Referrals.
Visit Interact Support to find out more. https://interact.support/fdrp-panel/
Administrative Appeals Tribunal – Early Case Assessment and Resolution
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is seeking proposals from individuals to assist with Early Case Assessment and Resolution (ECAR) at the AAT. Suitably qualified and experienced individuals will be engaged on an as-needed basis and will typically conduct conferences and conciliations to cover periods of leave and workload peaks.
Conditions for Participation:
Good character, Legal qualifications, Accredited mediator, Professional indemnity insurance
The following qualifications are mandatory:
- A recognised degree in Laws of an Australian tertiary institution or comparable overseas qualifications, which, in the opinion of the Registrar, is appropriate to the duties of the office or Admission as a practitioner, however described, of the High Court or the Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory.
- Training, accreditation or qualifications in mediation, arbitration, conflict coaching or other relevant conferences.
$350 – $600 per day (as a contractor i.e. not including tax, superannuation or insurance).
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is seeking proposals from individuals to assist with the Early Case Assessment and Resolution (ECAR) at the AAT.
The extension of the casual panel for ECAR services will allow the AAT to flexibly engage suitably experienced individuals on an as-needed basis. Panelists have typically been engaged to conduct conferences and conciliations in the General and Other Divisions to temporarily cover periods of Conference Registrar leave or assist with workload peaks. The AAT wants to extend the range of ECAR services to other caseloads in other divisions.
The range of duties will vary but may include:
- Triaging, assessing risk and prioritising case management responses.
- Working on caseloads with a particular expertise such as NDIS matters and certain types of migration visa cases.
- Establishing processes and capability in specialist caseload management and techniques.
- Engaging with represented and self-represented parties to define and clarify the issues in dispute.
- Conducting file reviews, identifying gaps in information, and setting timetables for the provision of further information.
- Preparing parties for participation in AAT proceedings including ADR and hearing processes.
- Conducting ADR processes to facilitate consent agreements.
For more information, Click Here to Apply
Locations: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart.
Applications close on 18 May 2018.
We’ve been approached about an opportunity for Western Australian mediators with experience in workplace mediation to provide contract mediation services with a national mediation services provider.
If you are located in WA and interested in contract work please get in touch with our Director of Studies, Joanne Law as soon as possible.