?? Caitlin’s Journey ??

During 2018, SkillsPlus Frankston were fortunate enough to have many wonderful students, one of whom is Caitlin from our Senior VCAL class. Caitlin always showed respect, kindness and appreciation to other students and staff throughout her journey with us. She also displayed a very strong passion for animals and the environment.   “Throughout the year her class did a number of beach clean ups and tree planting events in collaboration with Parks Victoria. Caitlin was able to form an inroad with Morgan at Parks Victoria and commenced volunteering with her.   Morgan made sure that Caitlin experienced many different National Parks, flora/fauna, educational talks, tree planting and activities with local schools. During the 5 month adventure Morgan spoke very highly of the dedication C ...

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Tips for finding work when you have disability ‎‍?

Being a job seeker is not always easy, and if you happen to have disability, illness or injury too, it can be an even more daunting experience. The good news is that there are plenty of companies out there that understand the benefits of an inclusive workforce, and employers that will go the extra mile to get job seekers with disability on board.     How to find work when you have disability, illness or injury:     ? Be aware of your rights: All employers are required by law to make any necessary changes to the workplace in order to accommodate your disability, so don’t be afraid to ask for what you need. But remember, unless your disability affects your ability to work safely, you are not required to disclose the details to your employer. It’s entirely up to you if you ...

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Job seeking on the Autism spectrum ?

Finding the right role to suit your personality is challenging no matter who you are. If you’re a job seeker who’s also on the autism spectrum, you’ll likely have some wonderful and highly valued skills that can help you find employment. Sometimes the hardest part is knowing what kind of work will be a good fit for you.   5 good job choices for those on the Autism spectrum   Take a look at the job clusters below to see which one best describes your interests and personality and find out which type of job might work best for you.   Science and technology   ? Are you quantitative? ? Do you have a strong attention to detail? ? Do you prefer limited social interaction? ? Are you good at understanding/stating facts without emotion getting in the way?   If so, you might ...

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Interview skills — dressing on a budget ?

When it comes to the job market, first impressions really are vitally important, so making sure you have the right outfit for your interview is key. But we get it, dressing for your interview can be overwhelming, and even more so when you’re on a tight budget.   We have some tips to help you:   ? Do your research   First up, you need to have a good idea about your potential employers and the types of dress codes they’ll expect. If you already have a specific interview coming up, take a look at the employer’s website to get a feel for what you can wear that will help you fit in. If you get the chance, ask when scheduling the interview what type of clothing would be appropriate, or talk to us for advice on what will work best.   Know where to shop   ? Shop your wardr ...

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First job survival guide ?

  Entering the workforce for the first time can be scary: you’re not quite sure where anything is, you’re surrounded by strangers, and not completely sure you’re doing anything correctly. Don’t worry, it gets a little easier every single day… and we’ve all been there – even the head honcho who seems so confident was once the new kid on their first day of work. To help get you through, we’ve compiled a list of 5 tips!   5 tips to help you survive your first day at a new job:   ? Be prepared   Make sure you hit the ground running right from the start. Being disorganised and feeling like you’re playing catch up all day is just going to cause you even more stress. Do a test trip to the office before the big day so you know how to get there and how long it will take, h ...

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