Some extra clout in their corner
I can highly recommend The Oasis Townsville Employment Services' to any ex-defence service person who would like some extra clout in their corner for promoting their desire to gain their next rewarding position of service in the Australian workforce.
My experience with The Oasis Townsville Employment Service has truly been a most welcome, and pleasant surprise. The team at The Oasis have been extraordinarily supportive of my desire to once again participate in our workforce.
Not wanting to ask for help
My advice is don’t be shy, Service Leavers are their own worst enemy, not wanting to ask for help, so reach out to your network, connect with The Oasis and embrace the process.
Opportunity to talk to somebody who understood
My experience in dealing with The Oasis Townsville Employment Service was awesome, breath of fresh air, the opportunity to talk to somebody who understood your skill set, knowledge and experience. The feedback on CVs especially.
Feeling like I wasn’t alone
I was helped through the whole process feeling like I wasn’t alone and able to voice my concerns about sitting a job interview for the first time since joining defence. I was helped prepare for the interview and given ideas as to what questions I may have been asked. I found this very helpful!
Delivered regular timely notice of employment opportunities
The Oasis Townsville Employment Services have faithfully promoted my cause, most considerately provided me with valuable resume drafting advice, and have also delivered regular timely notice of employment opportunities that matched my work experiences, and current competencies. But the best aspect of their support, and guidance, was their keeping me in mind for the employment opportunity that I have now taken up as a casual, but full time, Trades Assistant with Australian Expedition Vehicles here in Townsville.
Best aspect was the communication
My experience was very worthwhile, The Oasis in particular Paul, was very helpful in helping me gain employment. The best aspect was the communication from Paul, whenever he had an idea to run past me or to just check in...it’s great.
My advice to others is ...I wish I had known about The Oasis sooner...contact them as soon as you discharge.
Positivity of the initial phone call
The best aspect of how The Oasis helped me get a job was the speed of it all, from the positivity of the initial phone call, familiarity of speaking to another Ex-Serviceman who knew exactly what role would suit you.
An intermediary for employers to Defence members
Being an intermediary for employers to Defence members was definitely the best aspect in my opinion. I understand it can be easy to become disheartened when job searching. After leaving a workplace where you are constantly surrounded on a day-to-day basis by people who you work with, play sports with, eat with, socialise with, it is quite a jarring to suddenly have all that disappear. The Oasis, it gave me some peace of mind knowing there is a team helping us along the way to find new employment.
Oasis had me lined up with a job interview
One of my friends who was also transitioning out of Defence recommended that I get in touch with The Oasis and tell them about my situation. Within a couple of weeks, I had met with one of the advisers (Michelle), who helped me set up a meeting with the Director of The Oasis, David Kippin. He was very friendly and invited me for a tour of Dalle Cort Financial Services to get an insight into the day to day operations. The very day of my separation, The Oasis had me lined up with a job interview. Of which I found out a few weeks later, I was successful.