Job seeker toolkit

How can volunteering lead to paid work?

Monday, 12 September 2022
There are several ways volunteering can progress your career. You can gain valuable skills, make industry connections, and impress employers. Volunteering can help forge your...

Tips to maintaining a healthy routine

Wednesday, 24 August 2022
Everyone has a routine. Maybe it is wake up, go to work, go home, and repeat. However, this kind of routine can quickly become unhealthy....

EPIC tips for finding a job you love

Monday, 20 June 2022
Finding a job you enjoy is a lot like moving into your dream home or organising a wedding. It requires careful planning, a lot of...

There’s no one right way to seek help

Monday, 19 October 2020
Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in Australia, with one in five people experiencing mental health issues each year. It can be overwhelming...

30 steps to prepare for a job interview

Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Congratulations! You’ve been asked to participate in a job interview. Interview preparation helps you feel more in control and appear cool and calm. It is...

30 tips for preparing your resume

Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Preparing your resume can seem like a daunting task. It can be hard to know where to start, so we’ve broken it down into 30...

30 ways to improve mental wellbeing

Monday, 11 May 2020
EPIC Assist (EPIC) is celebrating 30 years of service. We are proud to help and support people with a disability, injury, health condition, or mental...

New year resolutions, goals, tips…

Tuesday, 24 December 2019
The new year is always a great time to reflect on the year ahead. We asked EPIC staff what their resolutions, goals or tips were...

Gardening more than just a job for Adam

Tuesday, 5 November 2019
We were thrilled to recently receive an update from one of our former job seekers, Adam Lopez. EPIC helped Adam secure work as a gardener...

Get creative to improve your mental health

Tuesday, 1 October 2019
In our busy and stressful lives, we often forget to set aside time for ourselves to be creative. Creative activity isn’t just a “fun thing...

Job search tips for high school students

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Finding a part-time job while you are a high school student can be both exciting and scary. Knowing where to start can be difficult. While...

How to manage stress and anxiety when studying

Monday, 20 May 2019
Everyone goes through stressful or anxious periods in their life. These are often in response to particularly demanding or worrying situations and usually pass when...

The 10 soft skills employers value the most

Monday, 11 March 2019
Every occupation requires a set of technical skills to do the job well. Car mechanics need to know how to repair and maintain engines. Administration...

Eat healthy on a budget

Friday, 22 February 2019
It can be tricky to know how to make healthy food choices while sticking to a budget. Convenience foods like frozen pastries and pies, chips, biscuits,...

How to succeed at online study

Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Online study is an amazing way to upskill and get a new qualification without upending your entire lifestyle. But it can also be a tough...

How to study smarter

Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Finding the most effective way to study is a lifelong commitment that requires time and patience. Everyone has different learning styles and abilities, so it...

Budgeting basics

Friday, 25 January 2019
Creating a basic budget can help you spend your money more wisely and maximise your savings. Create a basic budget A budget is a record...

What’s your learning style?

Friday, 25 January 2019
Everyone does things differently, and this is especially true for learning styles. When approaching study, some people may create flashcards and quiz their friends. Others...

Five interview skills to help you get hired

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Interviews aren’t easy; they can be one of the most unnerving, challenging, and awkward environments you will ever find yourself in. But they’re not impossible...

What employers want in a cover letter

Tuesday, 22 January 2019
How important is a cover letter to employers? First impressions are essential when applying for a new job, and a cover letter is where employers...

Prioritising self-care

Friday, 12 October 2018
There are multiple challenges in life that can exacerbate stress, create disillusionment, and contribute to burnout. It is important that these challenges are managed in...

Giving boosts mental wellbeing

Friday, 12 October 2018
Giving is good for you There is a growing body of scientific evidence promoting the health benefits of helping others. Giving has been identified as...

The benefits of exercise on mental health

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
How important is exercise? Paired with good nutrition, we know physical activity is a key factor in maintaining mental wellbeing. But what is it about...

10 tips for developing resilience

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
We often hear people talking about the importance of resilience when responding to the problems that life sometimes throws at us. But what is resilience...

Feeling connected improves mental wellbeing

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Why connect? Connecting is effective in contributing to overall mental wellness, while also helping keep mental health conditions like depression and anxiety in check. As...

Mindfulness boosts mental wellbeing

Friday, 5 October 2018
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is one of those buzz words that we hear a lot these days. But what does it actually mean? Essentially it’s...