Cynthia flourishes in first job as graphic designer

Supporting Cynthia's job search at every step

Having a job and working in a team helps Cynthia to better manage her anxiety both in and out of the workplace.

Before she came to WISE Employment Parramatta in late 2015, Cynthia’s anxiety had formed a seemingly insurmountable barrier to the working world. She was eager to find work, but self-doubt plagued her search for employment as a graphic designer for three long years.

Cynthia and her WISE Consultant worked together to develop her resume and investigate possible roles that would gel with her interest and skills. Local employer Gina Velde, Marketing Communications Manager at Position Partners, had just such a role. After a successful interview it was all Cynthia’s.

Fast forward six months and Cynthia is doing well at work, building her skills and contributing to the creative projects the team delivers.

“In the six months Cynthia has been with us, we’ve extended her days and responsibilities. Now she’s doing more of what she enjoys and developing in her career.

She’s always very positive and has a can-do attitude. It’s been great to watch her develop in her role.”

– Gina Velde, Marketing Communications Manager at Position Partners


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Growing in new skills every day

Cynthia says that working helps her confidence and makes it easier to talk to new people.

Her Mum Helen agrees, saying she’s seen big changes in Cynthia since she started at Position Partners. “Cynthia used to be very shy but now she’s coming out of her shell, she talks more and shares her opinion. By going to work and mixing with other people, she’s learning new social skills. I’m very happy for her,” said Helen.

“Now that I’ve got a job and am working in a team I feel less anxious in other situations. I’m a bit more outgoing and chatty, and I think I’m happier too.”

– Cynthia


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