Help with preparing a resume and cover letter
A professional resume is the first step in your job searching journey. It provides a summary of your previous jobs, experience, qualifications, achievements and transferable skills, and helps the employer determine if they want to give you an interview, and eventually if they want to hire you.
There is a certain resume layout and standard that is expected by employers. As part of the support available, you can meet with Drive Your Future staff who will help you prepare a resume and cover letter to industry standard. They can also give you a hand typing it up.
To access this service, call 1800 774 010.
If you’re registered with Drive Your Future, you have access to up to $2,500 worth of free support which can be used to:
- access career coaching to help you develop a career plan and identify job opportunities
- get professional licences and tickets to add to your resume
- undertake specialised training to develop the skills you need to get your next job
- pursue study opportunities or to formally recognise your skills, knowledge and experience through the Recognition of Prior Learning process.
Call 1800 774 010 to access support services.
Help to find a job
Drive Your Future Job Connect is a free service connecting former auto supply chain workers and their partners with real job opportunities, across a range of industries.
When signing up to use the service, the Job Connect team will ask you what types of jobs you’re interested in and what skills and experience you have. This will help them match you with relevant jobs. To learn more about what jobs are available, call 1800 774 010 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
For more resources to help you find a job see job preparation.
A team of trained career coaches are available for one-on-one appointments to help you plan your future. Career coaches can help you:
- understand your job options and what support is available to you
- learn more about where the jobs are now, and where they will be in the future
- identify your most suitable job, based on your experience and goals
- develop a plan to transition to your next job
- work out what training you might need
- prepare a resume and cover letter
- connect to other support services, such as counselling and financial planning.
Taking care of yourself and your family
Beyond Auto is a free and confidential one-on-one counselling service available to current and former auto workers and their families. Trained counsellors can provide advice and support across a range of areas, including:
- family issues
- mental and general health
- financial and legal concerns
- drugs and alcohol
- reading and writing.
For more resources to help you look after your health and wellbeing see Looking after yourself and your family.
Where to access support
Councils do a lot more than deal with rates, roads and rubbish. They provide a range of day-to-day services and facilities to help you access information, take part in activities, learn new skills, and meet other people in your local community.
See In your local community for more information about services available in your council area.