Experience for work - the break through Career Seekers need.

Posted: 28th Nov

One retrenched worker’s story

Looking for a job can be the hardest thing you will ever do. Especially when you have been retrenched from a career you might once have thought would last a lifetime. Spase Saplamaev started his search for a new career two years ago, as soon Ford Australia made the announcement his assembly line job would finish up.

“I thought this is my chance. I enjoyed ICT.   I had been helping friends with their computers, building websites. I thought maybe I can turn my interest into a career.”

Spase started computer studies courses and by September this year was completing his Diploma in IT.

“I was following the system. Doing everything everyone told me to do, to try to find a new job.” But Spase was finding the process complicated and dispiriting. “I just wasn’t sure I had what it takes to make it in a modern ICT workplace.”

Experience for Work

Then, a few months ago he found the break through opportunity he had been searching for.On the Geelong Careers site Spase regularly used to apply for regional jobs, something new caught his eye: Experience for Work, a range of experience tasters for career seekers who wanted to see how their skills sets and training matched the requirements of real careers in trending industries. 

read the full story and see a photo of Spase at work here