Are you ready for a new job?
Get off the couch and get prepared!
Novaskill employment programs are about equipping people to work towards fulfilling their dreams. Having the knowledge and the skills to take up employment is only part of the process. This Employment Orientation Program lays foundations for a career plan that is full of information and best practice. Participants can opt for the full course of nine topics (see below) or select modules tailored to specific work or job search areas. Let’s get job fit with the right combination of well-informed and helpful employment orientation. And we provide your own personal job fitness trainer.
Our program ensures you’re confident and ready for an interview!
Find your best careers match
How well suited are you to the industry you’ve nominated for your career?
You may not have a firm idea yet of what type of work you want to do so why not have a go at the following career appraisal tests to get some more information about you and your suitability. Did you know that nearly all jobs/occupations can be classified under one of these seven Work Types?
- Analytic and Scientific
- Creative and Artistic
- Helping and Advising
- Nature and Recreation
- Organising and Clerical
- Persuading and Service
- Practical and Manual
Literacy and numeracy skills
Undertake a self-test of your strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing and working with numbers. We test your skills and evaluate answers in context to industry you’re thinking of working in. Obtaining an acceptable level of literacy and numeracy can greatly improve many factors in your life, including improvements to your social life, education and career prospects. The ability to read, write, and understand information, can hugely affect your employability. If you have poor literacy and numeracy skills, there is plenty of help available to improve your future prospects.
PLUS: Learn about Financial Literacy
- Manage on a student income and start saving for your money goals
- Know the costs of buying and running a car
- Deal with moving out of home and finding a rental
- Understand the ins and outs of pay, tax and super
- Know what to look for when shopping online or using buy now pay later
- Manage and pay off your HELP loan
Career advice for a strong future
No one expects you to know everything about your own career and what it might look like.
In fact, having a single career for a lifetime is becoming one of life’s new myths. However, you can be prepared for entering your preferred career well informed. Jobs and careers are often described as ‘Pathways’ because you start off small and work your way along the path until you actually reach the goal you originally had in mind. Get tips on networking, personal presentation, work experience and selecting a uni or training course and choose the right field of work or study.
Working in a team
Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself!
A lot has been researched and written over many years about how humans interact and behave in groups. When humans associate in groups leaders and followers emerge, sometimes by accident, sometimes by design and often (in the Western world) by election. Leaders have titles like Captain, President, Chief, Executive, Chairperson, Head, etc. It’s almost as if we need to award their status with obscure names.
Team members are rarely given specific titles like these and yet they are the key to a team’s success. Teams function in sport, manufacturing, education, customer service, retail and health care, among others. Teams allow the work to be shared and the weight of responsibility spread around. If you drop the ball the team can lose the game. Pretty obvious, but in the modern workplace team function and the roles played by team members are more and more a feature of how you are expected to perform. Sometimes you can have multiple roles and in other settings, you are required to perform the same function over and over – becoming expert at that particular aspect of what that team does.
How to be a great communicator!
Learn the four basic communication styles.
Mark Murphy is NY Times bestselling author, who has simplified the styles of communication most people use either in their personal lives and interactions with friends and family or in the workplace. In this module, we look at whether you are an Analytical, Intuitive, Functional or Personal communicator. We also discover what Effective Workplace communication is, understanding that communication is a two-way process that requires both a sender and a receiver. You will also learn about the importance of feedback, and the cycle or re-sending and receiving feedback.
Soft Skills – what are they and why are they important?
Soft skills are any skill or quality that can be classified as a personality trait or habit; sometimes referred to as an ‘attribute’. Interpersonal skills and communication skills are more specific categories of soft skills that many employers look for in job candidates. Many employers value strong soft skills over technical skills because they are often personality traits developed over a lifetime and can be difficult to teach. That being said, anyone can improve their soft skills with experience and prastice. For example, you may find that an employer is seeking someone skilled in conflict resolution. While you may be naturally skilled at effective communication, it may help to practise working through conflicts with others. We also do a quiz on your learning style, and then finish off the module with an evaluation of your soft skills.
Tackling job hunting head on!
Make yourself known the best way you can.
- Learn about what employers want
- Best practices for resume writing
- What you should put in your cover letter
- Recruitment and Self Marketing
- Cold Calling and getting your message across
- Personal Presentation
The difference between finding a job and finding the best job for you often takes a well-defined strategy. Identifying how your personal ambitions, goals and needs align with a particular job opportunity is no easy task. Learn ;
- How to find a job that’s right for you
- How to get through job interviews (the STAR method)
- Developing your SMART goals
- Researching a company
- Your digital identity
Your Guide to Best Practice in Networking!
When people who work together, sometimes in similar roles but not always, especially within the same industry, they get to share their ideas face to face or via some other means, it’s known as ‘networking’. Networking connects workers or those seeking work who have an interest in common topics, ways of working, technology, clients, communication, customer service or sales strategies. Networking is about building and developing professional relationships that can help you achieve your employment goals.
Six modules are available at $140 each. You choose the right ones for you.
The full Employment Orientation Program can be done for $660.