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Formerly Job Futures

Bringing long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes to job seekers and their families

Young mum Tori wanted to find a job to help support her small family but wasn’t sure what direction to go in. Through the Smart, Skilled and Hired (SSH) program, CoAct Service Partner Uniting helped her prepare for finding a job that would transform her life.

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Joshua finds his way with Youth Jobs PaTH

Youth Jobs PaTH is a new approach to youth employment, intended to assist you through all stages of your employment search from early training, right through to eventual employment. For Joshua Czislowski from Mackay in Queensland, it was this program that helped give his employment prospects a much-needed ..

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How the skills you learn as a parent can be good for your resume

Most of us remember the things we learned in our last paid job, but what if your most recent role was navigating the rollercoaster of being a parent? We take a look at the amazing things you have to offer that will look great on your resume.

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Turning adversity into opportunity: Riding the path to employment

What do you do when losing your job and transportation means is out of your control? Dominic found himself in this harsh reality after the Lismore floods, but with the right attitude and some help from CoAct Service Partner, Workways, he turned his adversity into opportunity.

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MEDIA RELEASE: National community service provider expands footprint to help bridge the disability employment gap

Leading community service provider, CoAct has almost doubled its footprint to deliver a stronger disability employment services program across Australia.

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4 things I learnt from my job interview

Hey there! I’m Georgie, CoAct’s Marketing Intern. I’ve recently been to a few job interviews, so I know first-hand how hard it is to to prepare for them and stay calm during them! We’ve all got to start somewhere, so I thought I'd share my experiences and what I’ve learnt, to help you get through them ..

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Helping bridge the autism employment gap

Thinking about finding work for the first time can be overwhelming and for those on the autism spectrum, it can present a significant challenge. The good news is that there is support available to help you make a smooth transition into the workforce. Meet Sam …

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Employment opportunity blooms for May!

May came to CoAct Service Partner, Youth Projects, with a background in customer service but was unsure of what her next step should be, or what the right way was to get there. From the get-go, May came in for regular appointments with Debra, her Transitions Coach, where they spent time together identifying ..

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Mindset matters - Part 1: SMART goal setting

How do you get in the right mindset for your job search? Whether you’re just getting started or have been chipping away for a while, the first step is getting clear with what you want to achieve and setting some goals.

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CoAct launches latest Impact Report

Helping people find and sustain employment is the core of what we do, but the impact of this is so much more than simply the number of people we help. It’s the transformation of people’s lives where the real impact lies.

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Why help the long-term unemployed?

People who have been unemployed for 12 months or more face considerable challenges, socially, financially and also in terms of their health. Long-term unemployment is associated with poor physical and mental health, social isolation and poverty. Workers who remain outside the workforce for some time ..

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Going Above and Beyond for the Cairns Community

With a worldwide reputation as the leading leisure resort in the Cairn’s region, Cairn’s Colonial Club Resort has a high standard of quality to uphold. The Club prides itself on their friendly, helpful staff and is working with local employment services provider and CoAct Service Partner, ..

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What Happens After Schoolies is Over?

Last December, Year 12 students across the country embarked on Schoolies Week. But after the celebrations are over, many school leavers are faced with the daunting reality of finding work in what can be a tough market for young people. This was certainly the case for HSC student Ryan*, who lives in ..

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More Than Jobs

Homelessness is often seen as a problem that just affects adults in big cities. But the sad reality is that over 26,000 Australians under the age of 25 will not have a safe place to sleep tonight1. Some reports even estimate the number of homeless youth to be as high as 44,000. In NSW, the problem ..

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No Skills, No Experience? No Problem!

When Daniel came to CoAct Service Partner, Community Solutions, seeking help to find employment, he came with a positive attitude but little to no workplace experience, nor any first-hand knowledge of how to go about getting a job. Daniel had never had a resume and had lived a relatively isolated life ..

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How the right mindset helped Emma find financial independence

Finishing high school usually means starting an exciting new chapter of life. For Emma, her leap into her next chapter was not so easy. Faced with several personal challenges, she found it difficult to maintain employment. Emma initially found short-term work after completing her HSC, but due to ..

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Enthusiastic Attitude Lands Gavin New Job (And New Car)!

Sometimes it is the desire to do the right thing by our loved ones that sees people fall out of employment, as was the case for Gavin, an Indigenous man in North Queensland. Gavin’s decision to move to a location where his family could settle down meant he had been out of work for over 12 months. ..

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Using Art to Inspire Young Job Seekers

Helping job seekers is not all about resumes and job interviews – it’s also about building communication skills and networking. This is why The Personnel Group runs regular activities sessions with the Albury Wodonga Community College, which incorporates Too Cool for School (2C4S) and Indie ..

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Matt is Busy as a Bee

One of our Service Partners, The Personnel Group (TPG), recently shared some good news from one of their former Participants which we wanted to pass on. Matt came to TPG looking for help to find work after leaving school. He now has not one, but two jobs – working with Repco and KFC. Matt ..

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Youth Projects’ Youth Space

Imagine a place where disadvantaged young people can gather to learn, engage with their community and build their employability skills in a supportive, chilled-out environment. This is exactly what CoAct member Youth Projects have built at their Youth Space centre in North-West Melbourne. Co-designed ..

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