Being employed is an important part of life and it can mean that you can be more independent. It equips you with important life skills like making choices and decisions, but it also means that you can become a part of something. Being employed can include paid employment, volunteering opportunities and other ways you can help in your community.
Your employment can play a role in defining who you are as a person. Often the first thing that people ask is your name and where you work or what do you do? Not having an answer you feel confident with, could cause you to feel uncomfortable in these social settings.
Employment allows us to make a contribution to the community. It allows us to connect with other people and when we do a job well, it can boost our self-esteem. Without employment, it can be hard to be connected to other people. It can be hard to feel a part of things
Finding and maintaining employment can be challenging, especially if you haven’t been employed for a while. This module will provide you with the opportunity to assess your own job readiness, identify gaps and be directed to the appropriate resources to become employment ready. Using the Self-Discovery Tool will help you assess your job readiness and help you think about what being employed will mean for you, your family and your well-being.
Stay connected, remain involved and take control.