The COVID-19 outbreak has left many unemployed, struggling to find work or having to pivot to new things, but two small business owners are helping others get back into the workforce.

Ideal Candidate is a new workshop designed to assist those on the hunt for a job by offering CV and cover letter tips, interview strategies and style advice on a budget.

The three-hour course aims to give job seekers the skills and confidence to land that job, which is perfect for those returning to the workforce, job seeking, or looking for a career change.

Professional Writer and owner of Expressions Media Libby Parker is hoping to give others the confidence to find their footing and to get back into the workforce after South Australia this year saw its highest unemployment rate in two decades.

“As small business owners, we know it’s been a really difficult time for many businesses and their employees. We want to give people the confidence to push through this time and get back out there. I have been writing resumes and cover letters for clients for years, with a high success rate, so I am keen to pass all my secrets on to those who need them,” Ms Parker said.

Stylist and owner of recently closed glamorous hospitality agency Bespoke, Peta-Anna Louth is keen to motivate job seekers to get back out into the field.

“I’m very passionate about helping people get through this difficult time of job and sector uncertainty. This workshop will be a refresher for some, or skilling up for others. We have made it so it’s accessible and affordable for all,” Ms Louth said.

Tickets to Ideal Candidate are $20, but with the code ADELAIDE, job seekers can book for the special price of $10.

Ideal Candidate will run from 9am to 12pm on Wednesday September 9 at Vault 134 (134 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000).

Tickets can be purchased HERE

Head to http://www.vault134.com.au/blog for more information.

Libby Parker is a Journalist (Grad Dip Journ, UniSA), Teacher (B.Ed, Flinders University) and owner of Expressions Media.



Libby works with a range of clients across education, women’s health, politics, arts and creative industries and her portfolio has included clients such as Adelaide Festival, State Opera of SA, UniSA, Music SA, Google for Education, Lucy Cornes  Education Department SA, Small Business Commissioner of SA and TACSI.

Libby is a proud word nerd and a scrabble enthusiast. She has sat on the boards of Pelvic Pain Foundation Australia, Three D Radio and Spence Club Inc
As consultant and stylist, Peta-Anne Louth empowers people to use confidence and aesthetic as a means to crafting a life that serves them. She runs corporate workshops, personal styling sessions and is an ambassador for clothing brand, Frock Me Up and Orb Hair & Beauty. 

As a style icon, Peta-Anne has worked in arts and hospitality for more than 30 years. She was a director of the successful business Bespoke Hospitality for nine years for which her passion for old school hospitality, events that’s sparkled and the creative arts, led her to create. She is well known in her role as a Hostess with the Mostess that leaves artists, VIPs and guests feeling they were all taken care of. In this role she worked with many VIPs including Olivia Newton-John, Kate Ceberano and Eddie Perfect.