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April appreciates the support from Busy Beat

The future is looking bright for former New Zealand resident, April who was very appreciative of the assistance she has received from the Busy Beat hub at Southport.

Arriving in Australia in 2002, April first visited the Busy Beat hub in June 2013 to seek assistance in updating her resume.

“l was keen to obtain further work on the coast but needed some assistance with my online applications. I approached a BUSY At Work Career Pathways Officer at the Busy Beat hub and was very pleased with the support I received.”

“The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to give me the assistance I needed. I now feel confident in applying for online applications and writing cover letters,” April said.

BUSY At Work Community Support Services Officer, Rachel Jack said April had become a diligent computer user and her enthusiasm and dedication was starting to pay off.

“While April has been working part time we have also been assisting her in creating an advertising flyer and this has helped her gain casual ironing work as well.”

Rachel said April was now actively applying for more permanent roles.

“I feel confident that with the knowledge and experience she has obtained now she will continue to move forward in her working career,” Rachel said.

BUSY At Work Career Pathways Officers are based at the Busy Beat hubs in Southport and Ipswich. The Southport hub was opened in January 2013 as an enterprise to help people re-engage with the labour market.

As well as offering pre employment training, the hub helps local jobseekers prepare themselves for entry or re-entry into the workforce. Other services include assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, job search advice and a range of workshops to help people reach their full potential.

BUSY At Work, CEO Paul Miles said the staff at BUSY At Work’s Busy Beat hub at Southport and in Ipswich do a tremendous job in helping local jobseekers improve their skills and gain employment.

“Busy Beat is about enhancing the skills, ability and confidence of jobseekers and ensuring they have a smooth transition into the workforce in a supportive environment. Our staff are always willing to help by assisting with resumes and interviewing skills to ensure jobseekers can reengage with the labour market,” Mr Miles said.

Image: BUSY At Work Community Support Services Officer, Rachel Jack and Community Services Recruitment Officer, Janet Emerton have been assisting April at the Busy Beat hub.

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0438 173 960

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