New start in new local business

Success Stories

Emma-Lee Steer, Megan Creagh and Natasha Fitzgerald

After finishing her studies, Emma-Lee Steer was looking for local employment opportunities, and teamwork between Directions’ Career Centre and Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre (AWDC) has resulted in a job with a global retail company that aligns with Emma-Lee’s personal values.

Emma-Lee attended the Resume Essentials employability workshop to learn how to tailor her applications documents and stand out amongst other potential candidates. Emma loves working with people and when she heard a new retail store was coming to Northam, she was determined to be considered for a position.

Following the workshop Emma-Lee booked in to have a Career Development Officer review her resume and covering letter prior to submitting her application to Directions AWDC Coordinator, Brenda DeAtta who was coordinating the recruitment process.

Emma was successful in getting through to the interview stage and was invited, along with other successful Career Centre and Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre candidates, to attend a specially developed Career Centre interview workshop focussing on the skills needed to stand out in a group interview process, which was to be used. The candidates found some of the questions posed to them very strange but extremely helpful in preparing them for the subsequent large group interview.

Emma-Lee and Natasha Fitzgerald (also pictured) were both very grateful when coming out of the interview as they felt they were extremely well prepared. We are proud to say both ladies were successful in gaining employment and are excited about their next steps in their careers.