If you’re unemployed and receiving a government benefit, you’ll likely be eligible to team up with what’s called a Jobactive provider. In this post, we’ll take a look at what a Jobactive provider is and just how they can help you achieve your employment goals.
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What Is a Jobactive Provider?
Most of us have heard of employment agencies. There are private agencies that link job seekers with employers, and then there are government initiatives, such as Jobactive providers, which also link unemployed people with employers looking to fill job vacancies.
The main role of the Jobactive provider is to help get people back into the workforce by providing training and the tools and support they need to achieve this goal.
Who Is Eligible for Jobactive Support?
To be eligible for Jobactive support and the services they provide job seekers, you need to be registered with Centrelink and be receiving the JobSeeker payment. Generally, you will be referred to a Jobactive provider by Centrelink.
Even if you’re not currently receiving government assistance, you may still be eligible for limited support from a Jobactive provider.
If you want further information, search for a Jobactive provider near you and give them a call. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you have regarding available services.
What a Jobactive Provider Can Do for You
There are a number of things a Jobactive provider will do to help unemployed people get back to work. For starters, your Jobactive provider is on your side and will form a part of your job seeker support network. They are there for you every step of the way until you can land a suitable job.
Part of the service also includes some training, to give you new skills so you have a better chance of getting a job and keeping a job. There are also other forms of training available, such as self-development and training that’s designed to build job seeker confidence. Part of the battle when it comes to getting a job can be mental. If someone has been out of work for some time, this can take a toll on self-esteem, so it’s vital to work on this aspect as well.
When you’re teamed up with a Jobactive provider, you’ll gain access to all of their facilities and equipment. You can use their computers and printers to write cover letters, update your resume and so on. You’ll also be able to access the internet for free so you can search for jobs online on sites such as Seek, CareerOne, Gumtree and more.
The idea is to provide all the services and support required, free of charge to the job seeker, so individuals have every chance possible of landing a job and becoming gainfully employed.
As part of the post-interview process, most potential employers will want to run global background checks to view your personal history. Jobactive has resources, tips, and tricks for learning how your background check looks and how to potentially improve your records. This takes some of the guesswork out of trying to figure out what employers will see when they run the checks.
One of the key roles of the Jobactive provider is to bridge the gap between a job seeker and potential employer. They achieve this by lining up interviews with employment goals for suitable candidates. This helps shortcut the process for the job seeker and gives them a far better chance of getting an actual job interview.
With all the support and services a Jobactive provider can offer, unemployed people have a far greater chance of not only getting a job but the kind of job they want and one that suits their skills, attributes and employment goals.
If you’re unemployed and receiving a government benefit, but have not yet been referred to a Jobactive provider by Centrelink, discuss your options with a customer service representative at your local Centrelink office to see what’s available to you.
If you’re out of work and struggling to find a job, don’t lose heart. There is support available to you in the form of a Jobactive provider. The idea of these networks isn’t to harass the unemployed for being out of work, but rather to help individuals get the skills and support they need to find a job and keep a job.
Apart from Jobactive providers, there are other support systems in place to assist job seekers. Just go online and do a search for what’s available for people with disabilities and take advantage of these services.