The NSW Business Chamber’s youth initiative, Skillsroad, will be at Westfield Tuggerah on Thursday, July 4, to host their Ultimate Job Hacks Session.
Young job seekers can chat to Skillsroad’s Career Coaches at the pop-up event to learn more about career choices, get advice on job searching and preparing for interviews, and how to keep motivated throughout their job seeking efforts.
Young people are also encouraged to bring along a resume for feedback and tips.
Skillsroad is a career advice and jobs platform, funded by the NSW Business Chamber as part of its commitment to improving youth employment.
NSW Business Chamber Regional Director, Paula Martin, says this innovative program is delivered by psychology experts who are trained to motivate even the most disheartened and disengaged unemployed young people, in addition to those who have been actively job seeking with no luck.
“We are seeing that a lot of young people have either given up on job hunting since they don’t know where to start or feel deterred by a lack of response to blanket emails,” she said.
“There are also a lot of young people in the area who have been looking for a while and just need some extra support for a foot in the door.”
The high rate of youth unemployment on the Central Coast has been a point of ongoing concern.
NSW Business Chamber has been working closely with business owners, Central Coast Council, Regional Development Australia, NSW Government, University of Newcastle and local Chambers of Commerce to explore how best to support local young people on their employment journey.
By Skillsroad bringing their youth focussed career tools to the area, in a relaxed and engaging forum, we will help kick-start young jobseekers into the workforce,“ Martin said.
“The most important step for young people in need of jobs is to pop by and have a chat with a Skillsroad Career Coach so they can feel inspired about taking the next step towards a rewarding career.
“We want to help youth across the Central Coast to put their best foot forward when applying for jobs, and help them to uncover local employment opportunities.
“We also want to speak with the families of unemployed young people, to demonstrate how Skillsroad can provide the level of support they may not have the time or expertise to give to people they care about,” Martin said.
Media release, June 28
Regional Director, NSW Business Chamber Central Coast, Paula Martin