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Kasira demonstrates support for Busy Beat with clothes donation

Born and bred Gold Coaster Kasira Lobegeiger knows what it’s like to be out of work but the happy-go-lucky 24 year old is still willing to help others in their quest to find work.

After receiving assistance through the Busy Beat hub in Southport on various occasions over the past five years, Kasira decided it was her turn to make a contribution to the Busy Beat “interview wardrobe.”

“Busy Beat has always been there to help me with my career development so it was time for me to give something back that might help others find employment.”

“I know how hard it is to buy clothes if you don’t have a job. Some people on Centrelink benefits don’t have clothes for interviews so I decided to donate some work wear from my previous work roles,” Ms Lobegeiger said.

Kasira’s involvement with Busy Beat began in 2010 when she completed the Get Set for Work program now called R U Busy? program. A pre-employment program for people wanting to find work, the course allowed Kasira to complete a Certificate II in Self Awareness.

Kasira then went on to complete her Certificate III in Tourism with the assistance of Busy Beat and was able to secure part time work as a receptionist at Backpackers in Paradise in Surfers Paradise.

After taking time off for maternity leave, Kasira has recently returned to the Busy Beat hub to seek advice on her resume and job search strategies to continue her working career.

“I have been applying for around 40 jobs every day. I’m really after fulltime permanent work as my childcare arrangements don’t make casual employment a viable option,” Ms Lobegeiger said.

BUSY At Work Community Services Recruitment Officer, Janet Emerton said Kasira had worked very hard to find employment and was thankful for the generous donation she had made in appreciation of the support received from Busy Beat in the past.

“A lot of the clothes for our interview wardrobe are donated by BUSY staff and their families. We offer the clothes free to all our R U Busy? program participants and we are very pleased that Kasira has made a kind donation from her own wardrobe,” Ms Emerton said.

Kasira’s said her ultimate goal was to find work as a medical or dental receptionist.

“Currently I am unable to afford the training for this role but I am determined to give myself the opportunity to gain further work and eventually be able to afford the course.”

“I’m extremely grateful to the staff at the Busy Beat hub who have always gone out of their way to give me the assistance I needed,” Ms Lobegeiger said.

As well as offering pre employment training, the hub offers a range of services including assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, job search advice and 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 do a tremendous job in providing free job seeking assistance to people of all ages and from all walks of life.

“Busy Beat is about enhancing the skills, ability and confidence of jobseekers and it is great to see our own staff and people like Kasira showing their support and appreciation for the services that the hub provides,” Mr Miles said.

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