iCareer Service Turning Lives Around

Jul 26, 2013    

Former Campbelltown Performing Arts High School student, Carissa Mack, left school in 2012 with her HSC and Certificate II in Retail and began her search for work.

Months later and beginning to despair Carissa discovered the free career service located in Campbelltown called iCareer.

After a thorough discussion around Carissa’s skills and possible career pathways an iCareer consultant produced a resume that Carissa believes finally got her an interview.

She says, “When I found out I had the interview with Dusk I was really excited. I have always liked Dusk and I was determined to get the job. I researched the company on the internet and was pretty confident during the interview. I think my passion must have shone through”.

Carissa is now employed as a casual Sales Assistant with Dusk in Wollongong and she loves it. “The support from my Manager has been fantastic. They value me as a worker. I have attended team meetings, been involved in training sessions and am learning so much. I definitely know retail is for me and am looking forward to the day that I might be in a position to be training new employees like I am now”, says Carissa.

“iCareer was the best thing that happened to me. I wouldn’t have this job without them. I want to go on and do my Retail Management Certificate at TAFE.” She adds “Dad is so happy for me”.

It seems there are a lot of positive things happening to Carissa. She also won a mini iPad, simply by registering for the iCareer service.

The free iCareer service is designed for 17-19 year olds who have completed their HSC and are looking for work or study options. The service assists the young people of Macarthur to become job ready and includes resume development, career advice, career pathways, interview guidance, mock interviews, vocational assessments and links to training and jobs. It is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Details: Amber Hope, MWLP 4625 1863 or email amber.hope@mwlp.com.au