Prominent Bunbury career coach Anne Marie Graham has told the Mail changes to the workforce in Collie may be a good opportunity for employees to sit down, take stock of their skills and consider their new career move.
Last week staff at Collie’s Griffin Coal staged a 24-hour strike after being told 70 maintenance workers were set to receive a 43 per cent pay cut.
Mrs Graham said there currently seems to be industrial turmoil around coal mining activities.
“With many major mining construction projects being completed, FIFO work is finishing and high paid jobs have come to an end,” she said. “To keep a roof over their heads, some people have had to take on lower paid, part-time roles out of financial necessity.
“People who have changed jobs every couple of years are accustomed to competing on the job market but it is much more difficult for workers who have loyally stuck with one employer for 20 years.”
Mrs Graham said all workers possess transferable skills to some degree but their awareness and understanding of these skills varies considerably. This can sometimes limit their ability to see how their skills can be applied in different occupations.
This is where AMG Career Solutions in South Bunbury consult with individuals and companies to help clients achieve their career goals, whether they are looking for a career change, thinking about starting their own business or simply wanting to move into a new role quickly.
“We provide professional coaching, emotional and practical support along with up-to-date information on the current job market,” Mrs Graham said.
“Clients learn how to best position themselves in the market, identify suitable job opportunities and confidently present themselves to prospective employers.”
For more information about the services Mrs Graham can offer potential job seekers or to make an appointment visit amgcareersolutions.com.au or phone 9791 5591.
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