Emma Meets Her Career Goals
Emma got discouraged during her job search by rejections she encountered while applying to multiple jobs. After encouragement from her father and a meeting with CareerForce in Hutchinson, she was referred to Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN) to help meet her career goals.
Emma’s goal was to secure a stable job that would allow her to become financially stable so she could live on her own, "Thanks to Goodwill... I got everything I wanted,” Emma said.
Emma worked with Phyllis, a career navigator, on her job search. “Even through multiple job rejections...it's a rough job market out there, with my career navigator at my side I didn't get discouraged, I kept going,” Emma said
Phyllis helped Emma gain confidence.
“It's easier to clarify what I want and figure out how I'm going to get there now,” she continues, “in the past few years I have grown more assertive and able to advocate for myself and my needs. I don't need to have a 10-minute anxiety attack before making a single phone call anymore.”
Emma is now working at a call center. “You don't persevere through hundreds of job applications for almost a year for the fun of it; you do it because you want (or need) a job, because you want to live on your own, because a personal project you're working on requires a slightly higher budget than you can afford after paying all your essential bills.”
Learn more about how Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota can help you meet your career goals or text JOBS to 71492 for career and training resources.
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