Tips to land a job

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Mari Rodas said she gained confidence and new skills from the back to work program run by Harvey Community Resource Centre manager Tracey-Ann Davis.
Camera IconMari Rodas said she gained confidence and new skills from the back to work program run by Harvey Community Resource Centre manager Tracey-Ann Davis. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

A program designed to help people entering the workforce secure employment has had great success in Harvey.

Hosted by the Harvey Community Resource Centre, the Ready for Work program is a quarterly course that aims to up-skill and empower participants to begin their job search or continue secondary studies.

The program consists of seven modules and is tailored to meet the needs of each individual.

Mari Rodas is one of the many participants that has undertaken the course and now works at the Yarloop Community Resource Centre as an administration officer.

“I found the program to be very useful,” Ms Rodas said.

“Before going back to work I was a stay-at-home mum, so re-entering the workforce was very daunting to me and this program helped me gain the confidence and skills I lacked.”

Harvey CRC manager Tracey-Ann Davis said the program had made a big impact on women re-entering the workforce.

“A lot of women don’t understand the process of job applications or resume writing,” she said.

“This program offers those women valuable information designed and facilitated by local educator Victoria Coyne.

“We also have a clothing library at the centre for those wishing to learn what clothes are best suited to the job.”

Ms Davis said the centre had been running the program with great success since September 2018.

“In just a year and a half, four out of the 12 participants that have completed the program have been successful at landing a job, which is quite a big achievement,” she said.

“Hopefully the success of this program will see it offered in other CRCs within the region.”

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