I have tried to focus on resources specific to Australia where I live and teach. There are already a significant amount of easily locatable and well-read sites dedicated to North American and Western European content. Some of this content I have included when it is transferrable but otherwise I wanted to create something more useful for my local colleagues and students.
Resources about Job Hunting
Steve Joy, How to Shine in an Academic Interview
Dr Thomas Apperley from UNSW has prepared a series of youtube videos as an online CV/Job Workshop.
Resources about Casual Employment
- Dale Tweedie, Academics as employers: accepting the responsibility
- Precarious Faculty blog
- NTEU's UniCasuals: The National Tertiary Education Union is the Australian union that covers the higher education industry. If you are on a full-time, fixed term or continuing contract it is imperative to be part of the union so that your fees can go to helping your co-workers agitate for better job security and to provide legal cover when needed.
- The Smart Casual blog