July 25, 2018

GHD’s humanitarian internship program is a win-win

The CareerSeekers team approached GHD’s Sydney offices about taking on an intern in mid-2017. Since then, nine participants have joined the firm and are contributing to […]
July 25, 2018

Worldview: targeted employment programs

Many humanitarian arrivals in Australia struggle to find employment opportunities that match their skills and experience, and often end up doing menial work.  Estimates indicate that […]
July 25, 2018

How do refugees create professional networks in a new country?

It’s a catch-22. Landing a professional role in technical fields requires local experience and an industry network, but the best way to attain those things? A […]
July 25, 2018

How targeted employment programs can fill the holes in Australia’s talent pool

Demand for skilled employees in Australia is rapidly growing, particularly in engineering and construction. A targeted employment program that leverages the skills of refugees and asylum […]
July 25, 2018

How to successfully implement a humanitarian employment program

If you want to make a long-term impact, your program needs to pay off. Here’s how to make sure it does. Research undertaken by CareerSeekers has […]
July 20, 2018
Rami Habeeb Ericsson

Rami’s Story

I had been working at a mobile operator in Iraq when I was forced to leave in June 2014. I don’t want to talk about those […]
July 20, 2018
Samer Matti, GHD

Samer’s Story

I left Iraq for Turkey in late 2013. I stayed there with my family for two years before we came to Australia. In Turkey, I struggled […]
July 19, 2018

Meet the seeker: Chantal

Originally from Syria, Chantal holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master of Banking and Insurance. She spent 12 years in financial services across Syria […]
July 19, 2018

Meet the seeker: Nader

An architectural engineer from Syria, Nader spent the first 10 years of his career working with state government in engineering and urban planning roles. He briefly […]
July 19, 2018

Meet the seeker: Khalid

Khalid is originally from Libya where he studied a Bachelor of Geology and worked in water testing for a hydrology company, before coming to Australia to […]
July 19, 2018

Meet the seeker: Niveen

An accountant from Syria, Niveen graduated in 2005 from Damascus University. She arrived in Australia in 2016 with her husband and children, after working in accounting […]
July 19, 2018

Meet the seeker: Orass

As ISIS occupied the city of Mosul, Orass was just weeks away from completing his Masters in structural engineering – he fled. He holds an undergraduate […]
July 19, 2018

Meet the seeker: Nawar

After completing his PhD at the University of Adelaide, Nawar returned to Iraq and took up a role as a lecturer at his alma mater – […]
July 19, 2018

Meet the seeker: Hilda

Hilda is originally from Iraq. She studied a Bachelor of Science (Applied Computing and IT) at the University of Kurdistan before commencing a government role as […]
July 12, 2018

Meet the seeker: Amani

Amani fled Syria with her husband and son in 2014, and spent a year in Lebanon. She arrived in Australia in 2016 with 12 years’ experience […]
July 11, 2018

Meet the seeker: Wisam

Wisam is originally from Iraq, and moved to Jordan with his parents in 2004 after finishing high school. In Jordan, Wisam obtained his Bachelor in Computer […]
July 11, 2018

Meet the seeker: Nagham

Nagham is originally from Iraq where she studied a Bachelor of Languages, majoring in French and English – she also speaks Arabic, Assyrian and Italian fluently. […]
July 11, 2018

Meet the seeker: Ibrahim

During his time in Iraq, Ibrahim was a very active volunteer, assisting a number of organisations including TEDx Baghdad. While studying for a Bachelor of Science, […]