Ryan is a well presented young man who is a skilled host and has excellent customer service experience. He is fun and energetic and has a number of commendations from previous employers and customers for his quality of service. Ryan’s skills also include cash handling and EFTPOS, front-counter service, the ability to run public exhibits and displays, and accurately process customer orders. He is familiar and capable with computers and can work with little supervision. If you are looking for a customer service star, someone who can help any customer from the most difficult to the gentlest to feel like they are your best customer, then Ryan is your man.
We are very proud to announce that Kevin Blogg, our founder and patron, has become a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2016 New Year’s honours. This is a very well-deserved award and acknowledges the years of work Kevin has put into assisting people with disabilities find paid employment.
The Menz Shed is a great place for blokes to learn new skills and for those seeking work, they can learn skills that are valuable to employers. It’s also a community space for men to gather together to share their skills, have a laugh, and work on practical tasks personal projects or on a group project.
Liana is currently working as a casual reliever in a childcare centre and also volunteers within the Girl Guide Association where she is a leader for both Brownies and Girl Guides. Through this experience she has been able to actively engage with young people and effectively plan and facilitate appropriate learning programmes for those in her care. Liana aspires to be working with youth in a support role where she can have a positive influence on others such as fulfilling a role as a teacher aide, youth support worker or as a supervisor in after school care and holiday programmes.
Michael is motivated with the task at hand and is a responsible, enthusiastic, positive guy who enjoys learning new-things and prides himself as someone who will get the job done. He is physically fit and strong, has experience in a variety of physical roles, enjoys hard practical work and doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty. He prefers physically demanding roles where he can work away steadily at the task at hand. He has previously worked as a gardener, landscaper, nursery assistant, factory hand, and as a coast-care worker where he operated a weed-eater and maintained beach ladders. Michael is available to start work immediately.
Kerry-Anne has extensive and recent experience working in Office Administration including Management and Accounts. She is skilled in the use of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Access, Publisher, databases, MYOB and other ledger accounting systems. Having also had experience as an office temp, Kerry-Anne is also adaptable to any work place and able to take on a wide range of administrative tasks.
Connecting with people
Research shows that approximately 80% of people get their jobs through their connections with others in their community. This is documented in many articles on the internet and a search on “hidden job market techniques” in Google will find lots of ideas on how to tap into this hidden job market.
Volunteering can help you increase your chances of making contacts and make you feel a lot better while you are doing the search. Getting involved with something you are interested in, is in your local area, or offers the opportunity to meet new people greatly increases your chance of finding work through your connections. Also, offer your help without expecting anything back and you will see it will come around eventually.