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.
Can we help? If you need advice on what’s going to be best for you, contact the Career Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 637 637.