Thursday, December 22, 2011

H.O.W. for Christmas Day 18

More goes into finding employment than making a resume and cover letter. Research, education and peer/family support, will help a person find the job they want.

My Success: New Job

This was a process that started in June 2008. I had been a stay at home mom with a BA in communications, but no work experience. I attended Transitions in June 2008 AWARE's job club in September of 2008. I was referred to Dress for Success and received an interview outfit which I wore to the interview for a job that lasted from March 2009 to February 2010. I have been attending PWG meetings for 6 months and read a book, "4 minutes to the job you want"

All of this lead me to being hired for my second job because I had been given the information needed in regards to how to interview, how to dress and how to present a resume and coverletter. The interview was a fear factor for me and knowing that I have support and the tools I needed from attending the various groups gave me the confidence to land the job. It was important for me to know there are people who are "rooting" for my success.


In the month of December, we will be sharing the stories, experiences and triumphs of clients who have used our programing. And during these 25 days (December 5 - 31), we are campaigning to raise enough funds to put at least 25 more women through our programming.

To give one women access to the whole suite of programs at Dress for Success Vancouver, it costs the organization approximately $150 ($12.50 a month). Help us raise $3750 by donating this holiday season or giving the gift of a donation.

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