TIPS TO GET BACK INTO THE WORK­FORCE

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

Get­ting your foot in the door for your first job, or back in the door in some cases, can be tough.

But staff at the Har­vey Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre are hop­ing to make it a lit­tle eas­ier for young peo­ple or those re­turn­ing to em­ploy­ment by giv­ing them a few point­ers.

Writ­ing a re­sume and a cover let­ter will be the fo­cus of two free cour­ses held at the cen­tre on Thurs­day, as part of a se­ries of Ready for Work work­shops.

Run by for­mer Don­ny­brook CRC man­ager Vic­to­ria Coyne, the cour­ses are aimed at giv­ing young job seek­ers an edge over the com­pe­ti­tion, and giv­ing those re­turn­ing to em­ploy­ment a com­pet­i­tive boost.

Har­vey CRC man­ager TraceyAnn Davis said Mrs Coyne pro­vided down-to-earth in­for­ma­tion to job seek­ers, such as cre­at­ing a “cloth­ing li­brary” and giv­ing point­ers on how to in­ter­view well.

“We’ve been very lucky to find her,” Mrs Davis said.

“Our next work­shop on will be on how to re­spond to selec­tion cri­te­ria and soon we will be do­ing one-on-one job in­ter­views, which will in­clude do­ing a mock-in­ter­view.”

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the Har­vey Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre.

Con­rad Ch­ester, Gene Zam­pogna, El­iz­a­beth Piper, Kayla Beganovic and pre­sen­ter Vic­to­ria Coyne dress to im­press at the last Ready for Work work­shop.

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