- In today’s environment, young people find themselves in a highly competitive labour market where on average there are 18 applications for most vacancies.
- As part of the Employer’s Recruitment Experiences Survey 2013- 2014, 3000 employers stated that the lack of work-focused behaviours were a key barrier to employment for young people and they want to see an improvement in attitude towards work
- 12% of these employers said that young people need to be more reliable and responsible to improve their job prospects and that young people must take more care around their personal presentation
- Employers also feel that job applications and resumes were of a poor standard with more attention to spelling and grammar required
In response to these facts, 2realise has designed a suite of programs and workshops to support young people to successfully negotiate this transition period from school to work or an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Our school based programs are designed to prepare young people for the world of work(or training) through developing their understanding of what employers are looking for; from the first step of designing a resume through to work place etiquette after securing a position.
The philosophy behind 2realise your career is to provide a positive learning environment, with content delivered in an interactive and accessible way.
How does this work?
2realise has qualified and experienced staff to deliver the 2realise your career program and each program is specialised to suit the school’s objectives and the student’s needs. Sessions can be delivered individually or as part of a longer program run across a school term.
What’s on offer?
Mind over Matter: Understanding the importance of attitude
The world of work: Understanding the employment climate and changing careers
Resumes that get read: Writing a cover letter and resume that will stand out from the others
You 2.0: Developing a positive personal brand including social media presence, email/voice mail, appropriate language
Pick Me!: Interview Skills for a variety of interview situations including Personal Presentation skills (verbal and visual presentation)
What now?: Understanding what employers are looking for and how to keep a job once you obtain it
Industry Bites visit: excursion to a business/ company that provides young people a snapshot into a particular industry- Since 2013 over 1,045 students have participated in the program over 73 visits. On average 90% of students said that the visit had changed their ideas around the company and working with them and 87% told us that they learned about jobs in the industry they did not know about previously.
Presentation Session: visit to Dress for Success can be arranged on request