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Connect U Career Advice at Swan Hill Library

Connect U Career Advice at Swan Hill Library

Looking for work, exploring education or training options or unsure about which career pathway to take?

Free, one-on-one career support advice will soon be available every Tuesday afternoon at the Swan Hill Regional Library.

Starting from 26 February, Connect U’s qualified career support practitioner Di Davies will be at the library to guide locals through their options.

Ms Davies said in a complex world of work, being able to identify the necessary education or training, and skills required to consider a range of employment possibilities is no easy task.

“For a lot of young people once they leave school they often find it difficult to get the support needed to help them plan a career pathway that aligns with their interests.

“And with changes to many traditional industries, it’s really important for jobseekers to be aware of these changes, and to know what skills are needed for these opportunities in the future.

Swan Hill local Shannon Arch received career support over the past 12-months and is now enrolled in an online advanced Diploma of Legal Practice.

“I’ve always been interested in the legal field but had no idea where to start or what further study or employment options there was for me,” Ms Arch said.

“Having a career service here in Swan Hill with a qualified person was incredibly helpful and got me on the path to my dream career quicker and easier than I could have on my own.”

The career support service will detail employment opportunities that currently exist in the Swan Hill region in agriculture, horticulture, healthcare, social assistance and logistics/transport as well as give advice about how to connect with local employers.

Sessions will run every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm at the Swan Hill Regional Library and are open to residents of all ages, even those currently employed. Bookings are not required.

The career support service is an initiative of the Murray Mallee LLEN and the Connect U project with support from Swan Hill Rural City Council.

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Sessions can include support for:

  • Creating a resume
  • Answering key selection criteria needed in a job application
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Finding local avenues to network with industries of interest
  • Creating a LinkedIn profile
  • Exploring possible further education or training pathways available locally to help you reach your desired job or goal
  • Exploring possible online courses
  • Better developing your job search skills
  • Understanding where the job market demand is and what jobs will be highly sought after in the upcoming years
  • Preparing for a traditional, behavioural, group or online interview
  • Creating a career plan
  • Exploring what career industries you are most suited to
  • Identifying your employability skills