A recent divorce left Jennifer with two young children and no income. She had not been employed in several years while spending her time as a stay at home mom. Lacking confidence concerning interviewing and job searching, she was struggling with how she would handle the changes in the job market since she has last worked. Through attending the Career Academy workshops she learned about different strategies on how to represent herself in a positive light and how to highlight the skills and experience she gained while caring for her family. She was connected with resources in the community that helped her sharpen the skills needed in today’s workforce, Goodwill’s Microsoft Classes and Worksource.
Jennifer is now happily employed as the Assistant to the Vice President of a local company making $35,000 a year, working full time with full benefits. She is proud to say she avoided needing government assistance and is able to financially provide for herself and her daughters because of her employment.