“Each and every job seeker within ORS has a talent, this publication is not only about the tangible finished item, its about cementing skills and confidence within the job seeker, which they then can transfer to the to real world.” How can the job seekers of Newcastle showcase their skills and experience to a vast number of potential employers without resorting to a paid advertorial? This was a self-posed question to ORS, thus culminating in the creation of the Foreshore Review. A publication which is solely produced by the talented and hardworking job seekers of ORS based in the Newcastle area.
Beginning in late 2010, ORS began the initial stages of setting up a work experience program based at the Charlestown ORS office. Their mission was to produce a publication which was not only designed and written by job seekers to be an informative viable community medium, its main motivation was to get their job seekers to be seen and showcased to a wide and varied number of business and potential employers.
Walk in on any Wednesday or Thursday and you will be greeted by a warm and friendly collective of active job seekers in what looks more like a dedicated newspaper office rather than a work experience program. There is an eclectic mix of ages, backgrounds, vocational experience and life experiences within The Foreshore Review. Within the group, there is a vast array of previous vocational experience, which not only gives a broad spectrum of subject matter, but also gives participants who may not have necessary writing, and computer literacy skills a chance to engage themselves into the process, thus breeding self esteem and nurturing a new set of skills to become a viable and successful job applicant.
From story boarding to print The Foreshore Review goes through many stages, which as previously stated allows each and every person to actively participate in at least one or more facets of production. This could involve photo journalism, designing a cartoon for the children’s section, interviewing members of the public for the “Your Say” article or even just helping in future story content.
Each and every job seeker within ORS has a talent, this publication is not only about the tangible finished item, its about cementing skills and confidence within the job seeker, which they then can transfer to the to real world.
As you will see within the pages of this publication, there is a professionalism and enthusiasm to each and every article, this is a glowing endorsement to the hard working job seekers which participate on this paper. This enthusiasm translates to real world terms in regards to how passionate these people are about finding gainful employment, and how much of a viable and successful member of any business they would be. In each edition, our members take turns in being interviewed and relaying their previous skills, employment history and telling potential employers a little something about themselves.
The Foreshore Review is not only a place to bring out the best of each of our job seekers within the pages of each publication, it is also a place where the focus is on job seeking as well as promoting the clients.
If you are in need of any staff, please do not hesitate to contact ORS, there is strictly no cost to you, the employer, in addition you may be eligible for a financial subsidy (conditions apply).
The Foreshore Review is here to stay…