Regional networks the key to Career Connections

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Regional networks the key to Career Connections

In August, RDA Murraylands and Riverland launched Career Connections, an independently-run reboot of what was the Career Development Centre. Building on the RDA’s success in delivering high-impact careers services through holistic regional partnerships, Career Connections will bridge the gap between employers and potential employees.

“We know the unique recruitment challenges facing businesses in the Murraylands and Riverland,” says RDAMR Chief Executive Officer, Jo Podoliak.

“A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. Instead we provide tailored recruitment support to help businesses of all sizes.”

Driving Career Connections is a team of highly skilled, experienced and qualified career practitioners, all well equipped to tackle their big task head on – delivering real results for the entire workforce and business community.

Building on the Career Development Centre model, which the RDA operated highly successfully for the past eight years, Career Connections will allow a broader range of services to be offered.

“Our team have a proven track-record in helping people turn their lives around through employment and career planning,” says Jo.

Services for individuals include resume and cover letter assistance, coaching and tips for job interviews, career planning, job search and mentoring.

“It is rewarding to see people recognise they need support with their careers and engage with us to create a brighter future for themselves and their families.”

Businesses will receive support to grow and maintain their workforces, while gaining access to tailored, region specific services.

“Our career practitioners have an unparalleled understanding of the local employment market,” says Jo.

“We will use this knowledge to help businesses build a sustainable local workforce now and into the future.”

The RDA will pursue holistic collaborations across the region to drive real workforce-building results – with individuals, employers, training organisations, employment and disability service providers, not-forprofits and community organisations.

“People don’t want to be unemployed,” Jo points out. “They want to work and make a genuine contribution to their community. Often people just need some support.”

Appointments are fee-for-service, with rates differing depending on circumstances.

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