The fellowship with other job seekers in similar situations gave me new confidence and courage to step up my job finding campaign. Having other job seekers look at my skills now has me looking at possible careers I had not previously considered. The Boot Camp opened my eyes to new ways of promoting myself to future employers.
I found SAGEWorks to be so helpful in many ways. I can't think of another organization that offers the same in-depth level of support to so many various types of job hunters (age range, skill levels) and do not charge or ask for anything. Thanks again.
SAGEWorks helped me to land the best job of my life. SAGEWorks staff were with me every step of the way. Their knowledge of the workforce, teaching skills, personal encouragement and positive attitude helped me persevere through difficult feelings and kept my job search and acquisition process on track. They are now a professional resource for me as I assist others to pursue their educational and workforce goals in my new position.
I learned so much during those two weeks--from streamlining and targeting my resume to improving my interview skills, to networking and exploring every possible contact. Perhaps most importantly I learned that if you don't ask, you won't get. You have to put yourself out there.
This is an important program not only for the knowledge that it imparts, but also because of its inclusiveness and diversity. You meet people of different backgrounds, experience levels, and orientations. If you're 40+ and willing to make a commitment to learn new skills to facilitate your job search, you're welcome to participate.
Simply having a reason to get up early and face the day made a complete change in my attitude. Getting back to a daily routine solidified that change. I knew I needed to update my resume and LinkedIn but I just didn't have the energy to do it. Participating in SAGEWorks gave me the push I needed to get my job search on track.
Within a few weeks of finishing SAGEWorks boot camp I had two interviews. I can't thank them enough for their support and their advice.
I learned a lot from SAGEWorks Boot Camp: I have cracked that code to creating accomplishment statements and have advanced more on LinkedIn.
The class offered terrific lessons in job search prep, interviewing and overcoming obstacles. What was even more valuable to me was the restoration of my confidence and the opportunity to work with 18 other classmates who were going through so many of the things I was going through! The program really gave voice to the psychological aspect of the job seeking process and took into account the whole person and not just the persona of an "elder" job seeker.
SAGEWorks is made possible through the generous support of the Walmart Foundation.