Our mental health strategies for 2020

Making stronger connections with my family  I’ve focused the extra time I have from not travelling for work into my hobbies. Fishing at least weekly with my 75–year-old father at dawn or dusk […]

Build good mental health with myCompass from Black Dog Institute

The benefits Research shows that mental health can improve after using  myCompass  for just 7 weeks. It includes 14 different interactive learning activities and a lifestyle tracking feature. These help users understand themselves better and […]

How to stand out in a crowded market

There is a lot to consider when applying for jobs to succeed in the market today. Yes, it is competitive, however we are here to help you write a winning job application to get an […]

Tools for upskilling while looking for work

With so much change to how many of us are working and spending time lately, now could be a great time to think about what upskilling could look like for […]

5 tips to using social media to find a job

When you hear social media, you might immediately think of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, but social media can refer to any online platform you might use to communicate or network […]

5 tips to cope with job loss

1. First things first: Don’t panic! Losing your job is stressful, but you’re not alone! We’re all in this together, which means that everyone understands if you’re struggling to make […]

10 soft skills that can land you a job

What are soft skills? Soft skills are character traits and personality attributes that impact your ability to work well with others. Employers value soft skills because they affect how you […]

4 Common Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

The only thing standing between and your successful employment? The interview. But interview questions aren’t always so easy to deal with. If you’re naturally good at conversations, even the most […]

My kids start school next year – what next?

If you’re someone who has taken a break from work to be home with your kids, then you’re likely to experience a whole range of emotions once they head off […]

Alternative work options in Cairns

This is Part 3 in our three part series on employment in Cairns. Read Part One and Part Two.  Obtaining a part-time position could pave your way into sustainable employment. […]

Why mentally healthy workplaces benefit everyone

The cost of mental health stigma One in five Australians are affected by mental illness annually and 45% of Australians have experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime. With those […]

How to master the art of the cover letter

What is a cover letter? The aim of your cover letter is to make the reader interested enough to want to read your resume and convince them to contact you […]

CoAct named an ‘Employer of Choice’ winner 2019

CoAct has been recognised as an Employer of Choice (EOC) in The Australian Business Awards 2019. The EOC accolade recognises organisations which have developed workplaces that maximise the full potential […]

Am I eligible for Disability Employment Services?

Am I eligible for Disability Employment Services?   You might be eligible for DES if you’re:  living with a mental health condition, treated illness, injury or disability that makes it difficult […]

Impact through innovation at ConnectUp 2019

  ConnectUp has successfully wrapped up for another year and let’s just say it was one you didn’t want to miss!   Last week. CoAct hosted over 100 delegates and […]

CoAct 2019 Awards for Excellence Winners Announced

We are thrilled to announce the winners of CoAct’s 2019 Excellence Awards, awarded at CoAct’s 21st anniversary celebration Gala Evening in Brisbane. The event coincided with the annual ConnectUp conference […]

How to help your teen plan for their future

Tips to help your teen find success after school   1. Start the conversation Ideally the conversation with your child about their future should have been ongoing throughout their lives, […]

What job is right for me?

Finding work that matches your ‘type’   Finding a job that’s right for you can be tricky if you’re not sure where you fit. The right type of job will […]

The Can Vans are back!

Following on the success of last year, our travelling jobs roadshow is back on the road. Along with staff from Community Solutions, MTC Australia, Skills Plus, CHESS Connect, and Worklink, […]

How to write an awesome cover letter

Why you need to nail your cover letter Cover letters give your application a little boost by: Introducing yourself and showcasing your awesome communication skills Highlighting good points in your […]

How to find work in Mackay

From healthcare to retail, construction to manufacturing, Mackay has a host of great opportunities for those looking for work, you just need to know where (and when) to look.   […]

Nailing your resume

You’re selling a product – YOU Writing a resume can be daunting, but your resume is just an advertisement, and you’re selling the thing you know most about in the […]

‘Can Van’ offers job seekers the right solutions

There are three Can Vans travelling around NSW, Victoria and Queensland, as part of the CoAct/Community Solutions Jobs Roadshow that has the aim of reaching 35,000 job seekers with disability. […]

Rolling Towards Employment

The Brunswick resident has a mild intellectual disability and suffers from anxiety but through the service landed a job at VCAT. I was just tired of getting rejected,” she said. […]

On the road to success with the Can Van

When the Can Van Jobs Roadshow rolled into Townsville last month, it provided the perfect opportunity for job seekers Leanne and Rebecca to showcase their customer service and barista skills. […]

Hardest working caravans head to Grafton

The Can Vans offer instant support for people with disability looking for help to find or keep a job including free career advice from employment experts, personalised job search support, […]

JesseCan… and so can you!

Competing for the honour of naming one of our three Can Vans, Cheryl’s entry was named ‘JesseCan’, in honour of her son Jesse, who was diagnosed at age 9 with […]

Can Van roadshow visiting the Illawarra this week

The Can Van is aiming to provide a key service during its stopover in the Illawarra. CoAct, a leading employment services provider,  is visiting the Illawarra this week as part […]

Can Van Locations

Be sure to visit the website and for more information and to register for a one on one with an employment consultant      NSW 9th-10th October – 1A Dutton […]

40 years of impact

Magnificent seven serve up success For CoAct Service Partner IMPACT Community Services, helping people take the next step, live a better life, grow their potential and prosper in their future […]

5 tips to survive your first job

Congrats on landing your first job – this is an important milestone in your life! Starting a first job is a new and possibly scary experience for you, so we […]

International day of charity

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier Mother Teresa   Why September 5th? September 5th was chosen to be the International Day […]

How to help teenagers explore their career options

Starting a conversation with a teenager Starting the conversation with young people as they navigate their teen years can be tricky, especially if they haven’t a clue what they want […]

Hope keeps the Can Van wheels rolling

For Brisbane local Anne, life was pretty good. She was a uni graduate with a business degree, working on various projects across government and not-for-profits, until things changed in 2001. […]

How to dress for an interview

Plan Self-image Your image speaks volumes about who you are. A potential employer will form an opinion of you within seconds of meeting you. Image is not just about the […]

Can Van nicknames announced!

Wait, what’s a Can Van? If you haven’t already heard, in September, we’re launching three ‘Can Vans’ that will travel around New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria delivering jobs, advice […]

Mindset matters: SMART goal setting

“Finding a job is easy” – Said no one ever. We get it – it can be difficult to know where to start, or even how to keep going. So, […]

Help us name our new Can Vans to WIN!

We’ve been busy bees the last few months at CoAct HQ! With the new Disability Employment Services (DES) program coming into effect at the beginning of July, we’ve been planning […]

We start with you

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Love being around people?

You could be a Generator!   Generator– sounds important, right? But what on earth does it mean, who are these ‘Generators’, and what do they do? Well, there’s a new […]

Do you like repetition when you work?

You could be a Coordinator! ‘Coordinator’ – what does it mean, who are ‘Coordinators’, and what do they do? Well, there’s a new way of thinking about what jobs we’re […]

Do you like designing and building things?

You could be a Designer! ‘Designer’ – like the sound of that? Wondering what exactly a designer is and does? Well, there’s a new way of thinking about what jobs […]

Do you love working with your hands?

 You could be an Artisan! ‘Artisan’ – sounds fancy, doesn’t it? But what does it mean, who are these ‘Artisans’, and what do they do? Well, there’s a new way […]

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