Yannick is a young man looking for support to kick off his career in the workforce. He came to atWork Australia’s Menai, NSW, office to get tailored support from the Workforce Australia team, as he was lacking confidence and needed some guidance on which career path to take. He was looking for a provider who could support him, provide flexibility, and he wanted choices for how he could meet his monthly targets. atWork Australia was the right match for him.
When Yannick met his Job Coach, Kaniz, they discussed Yannick’s goals and career aspirations. To begin, Kaniz wanted to support Yannick to rebuild his confidence and help him develop a more positive outlook on life. To do this, Kaniz referred Yannick to atWork Australia’s internal program, Positivum.
Positivum is a training program that is designed to develop practical work readiness skills through improved health and well-being. Positivum is a health and well-being coaching program, which addresses non-vocational barriers to employment, such as: identifying values, beliefs, perceptions, goal setting and helps to realising the health benefits of work. The program had the desired impact on Yannick, as he gradually changed his mindset, he is trying to think about things more positively.
In addition to the Positivum program, Kaniz worked closely with Yannick to develop his job searching skills and building his confidence to communicate his skills in mock interviews.
Yannick and Kaniz, worked on developing strong responses to behavioural and standard interview questions, so that when the opportunity came, Yannick could speak about his skills and experiences in a professional manner.
Kaniz continued coaching Yannick; building his confidence to conduct cold calls with local employers to enquire about vacancies. Kaniz reminded Yannick about the importance of researching the company first to gather background knowledge, which highlights to the employer that the candidate is well prepared and eager to work.
Yannick continues to progress towards employment and is meeting his monthly requirements by completing a combination of activities, focusing on employment, education and wellbeing. Yannick said, “I have felt very supported through out all the stages of my journey with atWork Australia.”
Yannick’s Job Coach, Kaniz, said, “Yannick has shown a lot of courage when facing his barriers. He is now much more positive, and I believe he will be working soon enough.”
“If the opportunity does not knock, build a new door,” said Yannick.
Every year, atWork Australia help thousands of clients like Yannick, 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.