Rising to the challenge

Elizabeth Thair just started her own company helping people who have been made redundant. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d416891
Elizabeth Thair just started her own company helping people who have been made redundant. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d416891

The Ocean Reef resident spent three months anxiously applying for jobs before realising she could start up her own business to help others find work.

‘I thought, I’m not going to be defeated, there has to be someone like me out there who wants to be treated well and respected,’ she said.

‘It is with compassion and empathy for many who are currently being laid off ” having been there myself ” that I made the decision to start up an organisation that assists all ages to determine a career pathway or to get back on track and refocused on the next positive stage of their journey.’

The dream became a reality this February with the establishment of her company Maddison Collins in Fremantle.

Four years in the disability sector has enabled Ms Thair to assist those dealing with a number of issues, including mental illness.

‘Many are finding it tough and are not prepared well enough to cope with the competition, so I tailored my services for individuals to be able to write their own resumes, to confidently apply for jobs and to competently address selection criteria,’ she said.