Job Seekers

carecareers’ new video stars – Sarah & Liv

Sarah and Liv are two presenters from our projectABLE team – people with lived experience of disability who deliver high-energy, interactive disability awareness and career workshops to students around the country.

All of our projectABLE presenters are hugely talented with unique stories to tell, but when Sarah and Liv get together it’s not long before particularly funny anecdotes start rolling.

It’s carecareers’ mission to encourage more people to work in this sector by telling them all the good things you can experience in it.  One of those is the sense of fun.

Despite, or maybe even because of, some of the challenging aspects of the work in this sector, you find enormous warmth and good humour wherever you go. It’s one of the unsung aspects of working in disability, community and aged care and we saw an opportunity to shine a light on it with these videos.

So enjoy Sarah and Liv in action in #sorrynotsorry below. And if you like that, you’ll find more at our YouTube channel and read more about  Liv and projectABLE

New to the care sector? Let People Search work for you

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So you lack experience in disability, community or aged care work?  How will that look when you apply for a job?  Actually you might be pleasantly surprised. Our employers can be very perceptive when it comes to recognising talent…

We know that when you make a career change, it can be a little daunting at first.  On the face of it your qualifications and experience can sometimes look very different to what’s being asked for in job ads. How do you make the connection?

Well this sector is different and probably unique because it happens all the time.  Many, many of its people are in it as a result of a career change. And employers commonly say that ‘soft skills’ – your passion and ability to work with people; to listen, learn, and respond to others; be responsible and flexible – can be as  important as formal qualifications. Of most interest to them is the kind of person you are.

What you should do

Want proof?  Well, just complete your profile in People Search and see what happens. Since we launched People Search a few months back we’ve found that newcomers are getting just as much interest from employers as experienced workers. People who talk about their passion and commitment tend to get noticed.

But don’t take our word for it – just log on now and complete your profile.  And if you need guidance on how best to do it, check out this other blog Five Tips to help you stand out in People Search

Can we help? If you need advice on what’s going to be best for you, contact the Career Centre on info@carecareers.com.au  or 1300 637 637.

Five Tips to help you stand out in People Search

 

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More and more people are posting their profiles in carecareers NEW People Search – where employers can find you and offer you work.  You haven’t! What are you waiting for?

It only takes a few minutes to complete your profile and make it searchable.  And here are five key tips to give you the best chance of being offered a job.

 

1        Photo

You want your People Search profile to look different from everybody else’s.  Including a photo of yourself is one sure way of making it do so.  If you’re camera-shy, that’s fine, but don’t leave the space blank and colourless. You can use one of our delightful avatars to make your profile look professional.

 

2        Short description

This is what employers see in their search  results, so what you write can be crucial in determining whether or not they take the next step.

What is most likely to make an employer interested in you? It could be your skills, experience or passions.  Pick what defines you and say it in one line. You can see good examples here

 

3        Full description

Take the opportunity to flesh out your profile so a future employer can get a really good sense of what you have to offer.  They have already clicked ‘View details’ so they are interested enough to read more about you.  Don’t miss the chance to tell them about your talents, passions and ambitions for the future.  It helps an employer no end to have a good picture of you and, if they warm to it, you’re half-way there.

Hint – if you have a recent cover letter, it’s a great place to start.

 

4        Tags

Including tags is a great way of ensuring your profile appears in lots of searches. A tag is a short-cut for an employer when he or she is searching. By posting a tag for every one of your attributes, you will ensure you are in contention each time that search is made.

 

5        Keep it current

Don’t forget to keep your People Search profile updated with any new training or relevant experience.

The profile includes a “Last updated” field and having a more recent date can imply a sense of urgency. This will encourage employers to reach out to you before you’re snapped up.

 

Can we help? If you need advice on what’s going to be best for you, contact the Career Centre on info@carecareers.com.au  or 1300 637 637.