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employment Diane at work in one of her businesses. real difference in the support she has been given by employment consultant, Bianca Templar. “For me, it was very refreshing to find a job provider that didn’t immediately want to steer me into any job no matter what your qualifications or goals. It was really nice to come onboard with Maxima A fresh approach and have Bianca straight away find disability has been a breath of fresh air for Launceston ago and how I was trying to get that out about me and what my goals are,” Diane said. “When I told her about launching Maxima’s individual approach to helping jobseekers with (my business) Pinky eight months resident, Diane Hayes. going, she didn’t just push it aside. D She told me I should continue to work iane, 52, moved to casual basis as a community support on that and let her find something Launceston from the UK in worker. However, she needed to find with regular hours around it. And I 2007. She had worked in more paid work while her businesses said: ‘That’s it – that’s what I want’. demanding secretarial roles for high- profile companies, but her mental health suffered. In Tasmania, Diane started three small businesses and works on a are being established. After disappointing results “Another big difference with Maxima, is when they say they will with other providers, Diane help you with your resume, they switched to Maxima soon after it actually do it.” opened its doors and has seen a DESIGN THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE (08) 7325 3200 48 employment