I’m a 28 year old mostly stay at home mum of 3 kids. I want to get back in the work place as hubby has lost his job. It’s been a while since I’ve had a job where I ‘go’ to as I’ve manged to be my own boss or do online jobs. My admin skills are off and bores me anyway. What courses could I do to bulk up my resume and what jobs should I be aiming for to suit my outdated work skills and nervous personality?


Posted by vidald79, 11th April 2014


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  • This day and age, I believe a thing called Parents Next is a great go to for help getting back into the workforce. My greatest niece just got a job through them. She didn’t finish high school, didn’t have good grades for the time she did spend at school, had no job experience as she had a baby age 16 and again age 18, so she’s been a stay at home mum for nearly five years. She now works casually in a furniture store similar to Harvey Norman


  • If you go to your local tafe or uni they will have a careers councilor who will be able to help.


  • You need to look at what you want to be doing so you have an indication of what sort of courses you should study


  • What are your interests? If you like cooking you could do a cooking course or a bartending course? If you are just looking for extra cash you could try supermarkets or retail? (Like target or Kmart) good luck!!


  • you may be able to register with a job services australia agency and they may be able to assist with helping you find work and paying for training. go to Centrelink and ask to register as a job seeker. Another avenue is there is courses for nursing and disabilities where you do a free course and then they give you casual work at the end – this is due to the increase in need for support workers. The TAFE and universities also have career advisers to assist with choosing courses etc


  • there are some free workplace companies that help get you back into work


  • there are some free courses that might help get you started – check out http://www.open.edu.au/open2study


  • it does really depend on what area you are looking to get into yourself


  • it depends on what your looking for, if admin bores you, why not try a nail course or something in makeup and see if you can go somewhere with that


  • look at some courses that you might be interested about to get you started


  • good luck with your new adventures, I think there are people at tafe that would be able to advise you on your best course of action, take into account your skills, and what interests you have


  • you could talk to an agency to get a guide as to what you need to do to get the job you want to do.


  • Take some short courses through tafe or online correspondence. Then you can even get some help through Centrelink when you are ready to find a job.


  • What do you love and what are you passionate about?


  • I work in recruitment and courses. . . . . . . blah . . . . Unless it is job pacific, save you time and money. You say Admin bores you. . . . . Really doesnt sound like you want a job.
    Apply for everything and everything that interest you, that way you will get your confidence up from experience with interviews.


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