Dress for Success

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Dress For Success Felicia Jones English T/R 2:00 Mike Wilson Ivy Tech Community College June 29th 2010

Finding a job is probably one of the hardest and most time consuming tasks in life. The second hardest is being a female and trying to find a suit to wear to the interview you just landed and your low on cash. Thats where Dress For Success comes in. Dress For Success is an International non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and is located in 85 cities across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Netherlands and New Zealand. Dress For Success basically
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If a client is looking for a job or seeking a new or different career, they can come to the Career Center and use the internet-accesible computer lab with job placement software. They can also get help with job search assistance; resume and cover-letter-writing lessons; and both interview preparation and mock interviews. What I like the most about this orginization is not just the friendly and supportive staff or the euphoric atmosphere you feel when you enter the building but the exstensive outreach they provide. In the Professional Womens Group(PWG),clients network with other women who have recently made the same transition into the workforce. The PWG monthly meetings cover a variety of subjects and activities that promote professional development. Each regulary scheduled meeting consists of two key elements: an expert expert speaker leading a discussion and a networking period. Finanacial literacy workshops are also a component of PWG. They teach low-income women how to become economically independent by creating fiscal goals, constructing budgets and investing in their futures. PWG members also have access to product discounts and professional resources to help them futher their proffesisonal growth and strengths. I had the chance to sit down with Andrea Cowley, Dress For Sucesses associate director, to get some input on why she enjoys the job she does and her reasons for why Dress For Success has become so

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