John was unemployed for ten years and had very little experience in the workforce. He was also undertaking a healthcare plan as he was living with social anxiety.
John experienced difficulties with his confidence. He reached out to atWork Australia in Smithfield, Cairns, where he met Job Coach Harley.
Harley assisted John with improving his confidence through setting a goal of securing employment. John started to undertake some online courses to prepare himself, before starting a volunteering role with the Green Space Our Place program for Cairns Regional Council.
John says: “During my volunteering, I gained valuable experiences with working in teams and interacting alongside people. I was also offered additional mental health support to support me with my anxiety. This greatly improved my general well-being.”
Job Coach Harley gave John some tips on how he can present himself to potential employers, helped John with his resume and organised driving lessons for John.
John was also connected with Employer Engagement Consultant Noel. Noel gave John the opportunity to participate in Housekeeper training. After completing this course, John was referred to Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove. He is currently working regular shifts there.
John says: “I feel a lot more confident, and I am even able to express myself to strangers, thanks to the fantastic support from Harley, Allie, Noel and the atWork Australia team. I could not have accomplished as much as I have during this time without their help and guidance.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like John expand their skills and qualifications to help them gain the right job with the right employer. Call us today on 1300 080 856 or enquire online to find out how we can help you meet your career goals.