Looking for a new job or a fresh career direction?
Free help is available at our Career Development Centres – for underemployed and unemployed people, those facing redundancy or retrenchment, school leavers, people looking to return to the workforce, or those seeking a career change.
Our local and qualified staff can help with interview techniques, preparing job applications and resumes, career planning and coaching, and researching and organising training pathways.
Six out of ten people using these services gain meaningful employment.
One of the hundreds of CDC success stories is Tara Sloan, who has used the services a few times now.
“I went in and said, here’s the job I want to apply for, and here’s my really bare resume that I wrote in Year 10, with not much else to put in there.”
“[My Career Practitioner] Rachel found the job specs, then took me through what to do and how to do it – through the whole recruitment process, including writing the application and doing the interview. What I should wear, how to present myself, what kinds of things to say and have prepared.”
Tara says that the best part is that they don’t do it all for you – they “point you in the right direction and show you the way” – providing the tools, skills and confidence to do it yourself. And the job? “I got it!”
“The skills she taught me, for interviews especially, were so valuable, especially because I’d never done an interview before. I didn’t know how to go in and present myself to strangers.”
“When I went in for the interview, they said my resume was the most professional looking one they’d seen. And it was all free! Although I didn’t pay for it, I would have for the value I got out of it.”
Tara encourages all job seekers in the region to use the Career Development Centres, even if they don’t have a clear career direction in mind.
“If you have a bit of an idea, they’ll help you narrow it down and facilitate the best way to do it. Even if you don’t know what to do, you can go there and they’ll help you figure it out.”
These services are available at RDAMR’s main offices in Murray Bridge and Berri, as well as by appointment in outreach locations in Tailem Bend, Mannum, Waikerie, Loxton and Renmark.
For those who do not meet the eligibility criteria, assistance is available on a fee for service basis.
Career Development Centres are a joint initiative of RDAMR and the Department of State Development.