12 August 2022

Roylene's advice, "Barriers are only temporary."

Roylene is standing in an office wearing a pink Joblife shirt. She is holding two brochures. Ones says 'you start Monday' the other says 'I start Monday'.

Roylene spent a lot of 2019 applying for jobs, but did not have much luck. The constant feeling of being excluded from work meant her mental health began to decline - but then she spoke to a counsellor who referred her to Life Without Barriers' partner, Joblife Employment. Roylene was able to set up a meeting and signed up right away for support.

One week after joining as a client with Joblife, Roylene started working there! The team saw the potential in Roylene right away and loved her enthusiasm. Roylene started in an administration position, supporting the employment consultants. After excelling in this role for ten months, she was promoted to full-time work as an Employment Consultant!

"Seeing the smiles on my client's faces when they start their first day of employment, or receiving positive text messages from them saying they have been accepted or given the position is a highlight for me!" Said Roylene.

Roylene is a valued member of a high-performing team. Her favourite time of day is the mornings, she gets a morning buzz and feels energised and ready for the day and ready to help more people!

We asked her what advice she would give to jobseekers who have not found work yet, and she said:

"Most obstacles are imaginary."

"The rest are only temporary, never give up on where you see yourself going, continue walking your path to success, and good things will come, be patient and open to expanding outside the box and don’t be afraid to take on something you feel is too hard." She said.

"Give it go. Just keep walking."

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