Job help is at hand for South West residents

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
JSW Training and Community Services jobs and skills centre manager Jodie Schroder and regional coordinator Kathy Barlow.
Camera IconJSW Training and Community Services jobs and skills centre manager Jodie Schroder and regional coordinator Kathy Barlow. Credit: Ailish Delaney/Bunbury Herald

An up-to-date resume and good interview skills are two of the most important assets for those looking to get back into the job market, according to one service provider.

JSW Training and Community Services is encouraging South West residents to reach out for free help while searching for a job with general manager Angela Ansell saying the service was trying to meet the needs of the community during the coronavirus crisis.

“We deliver services across the region and our job is to support the community to get a job or looking at training or careers,” Ms Ansell said.

“Particularly in this COVID-19 situation, if they’re looking for jobs we can help support them by phone, email, Zoom or however they need to communicate.

There’s no eligibility criteria, only that you are wanting to look at careers or job searches.

Angela Ansell

Ms Ansell said people applying for jobs needed to have a competitive resume.

Role plays and exercises to prepare interview skills were recommended for those who may feel out of practice.

“We are all qualified career practitioners and can develop individual resumes,” Ms Ansell said.

“We’re here to help.”

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