Job Club, CV sessions return

Our Employment Service is offering new support and welcoming back a trusted favourite.

Job Club is back – and job coach Lyn is ready to help ŌCHT tenants looking for work.

Job Club returns on May 9 and the second of our new CV drop-in sessions happens on May 4.

ŌCHT job coach Lyn says both our services help tenants make that first step to change.

“Looking for work can be a big step for many people, especially when it comes to preparing all they’ll need to apply for a job.

“It’s easy to get stuck and to watch great job opportunities slip by.

“That’s where Job Club and the CV sessions come in. They’re all about supporting people as they get ready to get the job they want.”

Job Club and the CV drop in sessions are ŌCHT Employment Service initiatives exclusively for ŌCHT tenants.

Job Club’s back!

The first new Job Club sessions are from at 10am on May 9, 16 and 23 at Tūranga, the city library.

Job Club is an informal and supportive place for job seeking tenants to come together and talk more about finding work.

You’ll meet helpful people and you’ll swap ideas and learn from job seekers just like you.

It’s exclusive to ŌCHT tenants—all you need to do is register and pop on down to the city library.

Lyn’s on hand with advice and support, and with one-on-one sessions after Job Club.

“It’s a really supportive environment, where people encourage each other as they continue their employment journeys,” Lyn says.

COVID-19 rules meant Job Club couldn’t meet over the past few months.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting even more people who are keen to get ready for work.

“I’m here with support, and Job Club is a great place for us all to support each other, too.”

Call Lyn on 0800 624 456 to register.

CV drop-in sessions continue

Lyn will also hold another CV drop-in session at the New Brighton Library from 10am on Wednesday, May 4.

Just like the first session last month, she’d love to help people update their CVs to show-off their skills.

You don’t need an appointment – you can just turn up and get started, Lyn says.

“Bring along your CV and your work history and we’ll go through it to identify what an employer might look for.

“With a skills focused CV, you’ll be able to show how the work you’ve done makes you the best person for the work you want.”

You don’t have to have a CV to drop-in, either.

“Making a CV can be daunting, but I’ve got you covered with CV templates, help and advice,” Lyn says.

“If you’re an OCHT tenant who wants to find work, I’d love to see you.”

Get help from ŌCHT’s job coach

ŌCHT tenants looking for work don’t have to wait for Job Club or the CV sessions to get in touch with Lyn.

Lyn also offers focused one-on-one support to help people get ready to look for work and to secure the work they want.

She’ll help motivated people make the most of their strengths, and to find work that matches their skills and aspirations.

“We can achieve a lot when we work together. Just give me a call, or see me at Job Club or the CV sessions, and we can take the first steps to change.”

Upcoming employment service events  

Job Club

Tūranga, the city library, 10am on May 9, 16 and 23.
You’ll see Lyn on the ground floor, to the left of the main stairs.
Call Lyn on 0800 624 456 to register.

CV drop-in session

New Brighton Library, 10am on Wednesday, May 4.
Come with your CV and your work history; Lyn will help with the rest.


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