Job-seekers

Using my experience as an employer and working with businesses to help build more disability confident workplaces I now work to bring a personalised service in the way of job-seeker support with the intention of making a meaningful difference.

I am committed to deliver great results and I will strive to provide a personal service to job-seekers that provides a great outcome.

Selwyn Cook

From the 1 April 2021 the cost of my services may be covered by an MSD contract for eligible job-seekers. Please do ask me if eligibility will apply.

In order to service the above contract and offer service to other job-seekers I intend to work with other facilitators in partnership. Please do contact me for details.

The services I am offering Job-seekers are -

  • A Job-seeker Preparation, Job Search and In-work support programme.

  • In work support.

  • Continuing to work together.

1: Job-Seeker Preparation, Job Search and Support Programme

Job-seeker Preparation & Support Programme

This three stage programme to give job-seekers a helpful edge during their application process, to help them find work and to support them and their employer when they are in work.

“As an employer for over twenty-seven years, at a time employing over 200 staff, I have interviewed and employed many people. I believe many of the traditional job search and application approaches can miss the mark in terms of what an employer is looking for”.

“There are many employment opportunities available that could suit many job-seekers as no experience may be necessary just an enthusiastic willingness to do a great job”.

Should the need arise, through job placement or otherwise, to discontinue this programme 50% of the service fee plus GST will be refunded if the discontinuation happens during stage one.

Stage 1: Job-seeker Preparation

Stage One is the preparation programme. I deliver this first part in three parts as it requires the job-seeker to do some research and take some action. It includes some exercises. The focus is on particular industry and job matching. Each stage would take about 60 minutes but this would depend on the job-seeker. The job-seeker would also need to allow some research time and some visit time to a workplace. The final stage includes completing an introductory video profile to introduce them to an employer.

  • The term of this stage is 3x approximately one hour sessions during the first month.

Stage 2: Job-seeker job search

Stage Two is an actual job-search and connection service. I support the job-seeker by -

  • Assisting them by producing an employer pack with their current CV and their first part material.

  • Connecting in with job-seekers to confirm ideas, leads and the direction of their job search and generally supporting them in their job search.

  • Connecting with employers by phone, email, on line applications & face to face to try to gain interviews.

  • Introducing them to employers and supporting them at an interview.

  • The term of this service is for six months from job search start and in conjunction with Part 3.

Stage 3: In Work Support

Stage Three is an in-work support service. I support the now new employee and employer by -

  • Connecting frequently with both the employee and employer to ensure the health and wellbeing of the employment relationship. If there are any issues I will work with the parties to help correct these.

  • The term of this service is for six months from job search start in conjunction with Part 2.

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Pricing: Job-seeker preparation and support programme

1x $1,200 Service fee. (Working with a partner fee, funding may be available).

Term: Seven months ($40 per week)

Local travel: 1x $50

Plus gst

50% payable before start of service, 50% payable at the begining of stage two.

(Out of area travel costs by agreement).

Have a look under the testimonial tab for reviews and case stories.

Review - Mr Andrew McLean: Z Retailer.

“I was able to interview a Job-seeker who had been through this programme. It is not often that we come across an applicant who has such good knowledge of Z Factor and who is so well prepared. She was a real pleasure to interview and we immediately set her up for a work trial.”

2: In Work Support

In Work Support

Sometimes it's important to have a support person while in a workplace role. I will stay connected with you and your employer to make sure the employment relationship is going well with no unaddressed concerns. See details of in work support in my job-seeker programme above.

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Pricing: In Work Support

1x $600 Service fee (Working with a partner fee, funding may be available).

Term: Three months (minimum)

Local travel: 1x $50

Plus gst

Payable before start of service

(Out of area travel costs by agreement).

3: Continuing to Work Together

Continue to work together

Lets continue to work together. Be it for further job searching, in work support or just working to help build on your dreams and asperations for your life ahead, lets continue to work together.

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Pricing: Continuing to work together.

1x $600 Service fee (Working with a partner fee, funding may be available).

Term: Three months (minimum)

Local travel: 1x $50

Plus gst

Payable before start of service

(Out of area travel costs by agreement).

4: In My Corner

In My Corner

Sometimes it's important to have someone in your corner to back you and support you and your family as you go about your life. I will stay connected with you and be a person in your corner.

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Pricing: In My Corner.

1x $600 Service fee (Working with a partner fee, funding may be available).

Term: Three months (minimum)

Local travel: 1x $50

Plus gst

Payable before start of service

(Out of area travel costs by agreement).

"Unless disabled people are intentionally included in employment they will be unintentionally excluded".

Optional Supporting Service: Professional CV writing

Managing Consultant – Kim Dyball: youthABLE.

  • $165. (Funding may be available, plus GST).

  • Bookings through Selwyn

A professional reading CV is important for the overall presentation of any job-seeker to an employer. Kim’s CV style reflects a balanced approach as it focuses on who people are and what they will bring to an employment relationship rather than just a focus on qualifications and previous experiences.

Kim is a well known advocate for disability with a lived experience. Her CV service includes an initial meeting to get to know the person and any background, formatting and preparation of the CV and a follow up consultation.

Optional Supporting Workshop: Controlling Fear By Believing in Yourself.

Two session workshop

FacilitatorChristine Sidwell: People Solutions.

  • $330 (Funding may be available, plus GST)

  • Bookings through Selwyn.

Have you ever not done something that you really wanted to do but you talked yourself out of it? Or have you gone ahead and done it but you didn’t do your best ‘work’ at the interview or the audition or within a team? You are not alone. Literally our lives are made up of countless decisions and then actions that either take us closer to our dreams or further away from those dreams.

I am recommending the services of an expert, through her own business People Solutions, who has been working closely with theatrical performers (having previously been one herself), athletes who have high potential to be international representatives, through to people in the workplace who are striving to perform at their best whoever they may be. Christine works closely with people to help them learn how they can bust through the barriers that are holding them back.

Review - A Parent of a job-seeker: Thames.

I see he is more confident having completed Christine Sidwells course. Yippee! In fact he is taking it seriously.

Optional Follow Up session: Controlling Fear By Believing in Yourself.

One follow up and refresher session.

FacilitatorChristine Sidwell: People Solutions.

  • $85 (Funding may be available, plus GST)

  • Bookings through Selwyn.

This is a follow up and refresher session to Christine Sidwell's Controlling Fear by Believing in Yourself workshop. Completed by phone video or face to face. A valuable session to bring to the front of mind again and reinforce the learnings from the first two session.

Sponsorships.

Provide a sponsorship to enable job-seekers who need to self fund, or family fund, to off set the costs of partnered services. Job-seeker sponsorships would be communicated with the sponsor so there is knowledge of who they are sponsoring.

Sponsorships of $250, $500, $750 or $1,000 are always gratefully received.

For GST registered organisations sponsorships would be plus GST.

"Unless disabled people are intentionally included in employment they will be unintentionally excluded"

Sponsorship - $250

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