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How to help teenagers explore their career options

Let’s face it, adults are probably the last people in the world a teenager wants to listen to. But that doesn’t stop us worrying about teenagers near and dear to us, thinking about their future and being keen to have a chat about what they plan to do when they leave school. So, what can you do?

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The Personnel Group wins innovation award by shining the light on opportunities for young people

The Personnel Group and its ‘Shining a Light on Me’ project for young people aged 15-25, has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Steve Lawrence Innovation Award at the CoAct 20th Anniversary celebration evening in Sydney, coinciding with the organisation’s annual ConnectUp! conference.

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Fiona’s commitment to her community leads to Employment Consultant of the Year award

Fiona Sander of Community Solutions has been presented with the 2018 Employment Consultant of the Year award at the CoAct 20th Anniversary celebration evening in Sydney, coinciding with the organisation’s annual ConnectUp! conference.

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MEDIA RELEASE: CoAct 2018 Awards for Excellence Winners Announced at 20th Anniversary Celebration

Winners of the 2018 Awards for Excellence have been announced at the CoAct 20th anniversary celebration evening in Sydney, coinciding with the organisation’s annual ConnectUp! conference which this year embraced the theme of CHANGEMAKERS: Employment Services in Transition.

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MEDIA RELEASE: CoAct celebrates 20 years of success and achievement

Leading community service provider, CoAct is celebrating 20 years of success and achievement, helping people around the country find jobs and connect with their community.

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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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