A FREE careers counselling session in Rosebud is designed to advise job seekers on preparing for job interviews, resume writing, and how to “sell” their abilities.
Careers coach Merilyn Hill, who has a background in human relations and runs her own careers coaching business, said she wanted to help people develop the confidence and the knowledge to get them into the workforce, and to fill the thousands of job vacancies currently crippling Mornington Peninsula businesses.
Hill, who said she loves to help people develop their potential and understand what they do well, was motivated to hold the workshop after a visit to Rosebud Plaza.
“I was looking at the full jobs notice board at Rosebud Plaza which at last count had nine stores seeking staff, plus advertisements in the local paper and signs in local shops,” she said.
“I thought, there are heaps of jobs and lots of people who could fill them if they had the skills and knowledge to get them noticed.
“But I also know it’s easy for people to lose their confidence when they get knocked back or have been out of the workforce or a stay-at-home mum, so this workshop is a great place to start.”
Hill said she was concerned that traders who can’t find staff to keep the doors open could be forced to close, with the Christmas period the biggest time of the year for them.
“It would be a win-win for job seekers if we could match people to all these jobs,” she said.
The jobs workshop runs 10.30am-12.30pm on 7 December, at Rosebud Baptist Church activity centre, 3 The Drive, Boneo Road. Details: 5982 0889.