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Corio job seeker lands dream job

Friday, 3 February, 2017

Anxiety had affected MatchWorks job seeker John's ability to search for employment, and a lack of a driver's licence made the task of finding a job even harder.

John came to MatchWorks Corio while receiving treatment for anxiety and another medical condition. He had also been out of employment for several years but wanted to turn his life around.

Prior to his MatchWorks appointment, John had completed a Certificate II and III in Warehousing with Northern Futures. He was also doing voluntary work at Uniting Care for over a year.

MatchWorks employment consultant Mandy Hamilton said John's attitude was impressive and he always attended their appointments, but having no licence was proving to be a problem.

John expressed that he wanted to do volunteer work at Barwon Health, so Mandy referred him on to a Health Services course with Northern Futures to increase his chances of paid employment. He also built up confidence in using public transport to get to and from work.

"John completed the course with flying colours and he obtained casual work straight away with Barwon Health," Mandy said.

"From there he applied for a part-time position. Now John is working 70 plus hours a fortnight, has been employed for just over seven months and loves his job with Barwon Health."

For more information about MatchWorks' services for job seekers and employers, contact 1300 132 363.

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