3 moves that helped Eian end 3 years of unemployment

01 December 2022

3 moves that helped Eian end 3 years of unemployment

After a turbulent few years that saw him survive cancer, and the loss of his father and brother, Eian’s now back on track with a new job and an action plan for his future.

An introduction to Interact

When Eian arrived at the offices of our service partner Interact in Tasmania he had been struggling to find employment for 3 Years. Within this time Eian also battled cancer for over a year and unfortunately lost his father and brother.

The great part about Eian’s story is that he actually has a background in photography. He previously worked with politicians Josh Willie, Anthony Albanese and more after taking part in a school competition. His true passion though, lies in car detailing and his career dream to set up his own business is what led him to get started in the industry with a role on the Anytime Fitness maintenance team.

3 simple steps to finding employment

Recruitment Partner Dylan and the team at Interact listened to what Eian had been through and set about helping him with a swift and smart three-part action plan, assisting with:

  • Obtaining a white card and WWVP card for working with vulnerable people
  • Coaching through difficult times
  • Marketing to employers and ultimately helping him find his current role

White cards and WWVP cards are required for working in the construction industry or with vulnerable people and children respectively. A great place to start when preparing to apply for roles and recruitment partners like Dylan at Interact can assist with this and any other employment related paperwork that might be challenging.

Coaching is a key part of the service Interact provides for jobseekers and includes regular one on one mentoring and support, in this case provided by Dylan. Support for Dylan looked like help getting clothes for work, working with him to understand transport options and the logistics involved in working across four gyms, interview prep, and assistance completing any required paperwork.

Beyond this, Dylan continues to check in with Eian once a fortnight to ensure he’s happy in his work and comfortably and confidently fulfilling the requirements of his role.

Marketing Eian to prospective employers began with Dylan taking a look at his resume and how he presents as a potential new team member. Once everything is in place Eian was put forward for roles that aligned with his skills and interests to give him the best possible chance of sustainable employment that he genuinely enjoys. Eian even highlights that the first question Interact asked was “What do I want to do?”

After phone and in person interviews Eian went on to win the role of multi-site gym cleaner with Anytime Fitness. A position which he’s now undertaking with the due diligence and attention to detail you’d expect from someone on a mission to eventually build their own car detailing business.

Anything is possible

Dylan and the team at Interact have nothing but the highest praise for Eian “He is such incredible person, this couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.” In fact Dylan believes they both learned valuable lessons from the experience and he continues to be inspired by Eian who has been a reminder that “despite everything he has faced Eian proves that we can achieve anything.”

As he looks to his future Eian knows that Dylan has his back and grateful to know that the support is there, even if he needs it less and less.

The support has been absolutely amazing and consistently working with the same person at Interact who really listens and understands my situation has made a huge difference to this whole experience.

Register here if you’d like one of our team to give you a call to talk through the support provided by the Disability Employment Services (DES) program.

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