Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Barista's Key to Success; Jobseeker Didn't Give Up Hope of Finding New Start

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Barista's Key to Success; Jobseeker Didn't Give Up Hope of Finding New Start

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Byline: Hayden Johnson hayden.johnson@qt.com.au

WALK the streets, approach employers and show them how eager you are to be hired for a job.

Those tips come straight from new Ipswich coffee specialist Kloe-Jayne Thomas.

This year Ms Thomas secured a job at Dancing Bean Roastery.

A personal situation resulted in the 25-year-old returning to Ipswich from Melbourne earlier this year, forcing her to look for employment.

It took her about four weeks to find the casual job, which she hopes will eventually lead to more hours.

"There are a lot of jobs advertised that are around. It's just about approaching them in the right way and presenting yourself in the right way I think is the hardest part," she said.

"Don't give up, just keep looking."

She described the search for work in Ipswich as "pretty cruisy".

"I spent two days a week walking around handing out resumes and I'd do a little bit online as well," she said. …

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