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Maddi lands her dream job!

Maddison (or Maddi) has always had a passion for working with animals and before moving up to the Gold Coast from Sydney, she had done years of work experience in pet stores. Her dream was to gain paid work in the industry. So when she came to see ON-Q about finding work, they were determined to secure her paid employment in the industry she loved. Her employment consultant at ON-Q got to work straight away, approaching local Gold Coast pet stores....

Blind ‘Hurricane Chef’ – just wants to get back into the kitchen!

A qualified Head Chef who has run his own cafe and recently released a cookbook ‘The Hurricane Chef’, Nate Quinell is passionate about cooking - and is very keen to find work again in the industry he loves.Even though he is blind and wears cochlear implants due to deafness since a child, Nate’s biggest hurdle is convincing industry employers that he can handle the heat in the kitchen.  So Nate came to Disability Employment Services provider ON-Q, seeking support to...

Is it a Career or is it a Job?

While having a job equates to earning money to afford to pay your bills and live well, a career is much more than that. A career is a long term goal towards fulfilling your inner values, utilising your personal strengths and talents, and inspiring your continuous growth.According to the Career Industry Council of Australia who are responsible for the National Careers Week initiative:“Career development is a process of managing learning, work and leisure to progress through life. It includes gaining...

Tania is now working – and has her confidence back!

Having not worked for over 5 years, Tania’s confidence was at an all-time low. Being asked by others what she did for a living, not feeling she could adequately provide for her family and the constant rejections when applying for jobs really took its toll. On top of this, living with a disability made it all the more difficult for Tania.So when Tania sought the help of ON-Q, her employment consultant Karen could see she needed to work on her...

Hit by the Bush fires then Corona, Troy is now working again!

When the catastrophic bush fires hit Nowra earlier this year, Troy lost his car and most of his worldly goods. Desperate and traumatised, Troy migrated to the sunshine state, making his new home at a backpackers in Kangaroo Point, Queensland.Not long after the fires, the Corona Virus pandemic left Troy feeling further defeated, yet still determined to get his life back on track.Motivated to find work and an independent income, Troy registered with ON-Q at their East Brisbane office. Without...

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