Monday, July 18, 2005

Non-profit Groups Help Women Land Jobs

World Peace Herald

Do you remember your first interview? You may have had butterflies in your stomach, hoping that it would go well. Some women have an additional worry..that even if they get called for an interview, they won't have anything to wear.

As you know, an important element to a successful interview is dressing appropriately, and this often means wearing a suit. Low income women looking to land a position can be at a disadvantage. Not being able to afford a nice suit for an interview can damage their confidence and ultimately, cost them the job.

Luckily, there are organizations out there ready to help. From the World Peace Herald...

To keep down the expense of dressing for work, private nonprofit organizations such as Dress for Success and the Women's Alliance are helping to outfit women headed to new jobs.

Women are referred to these organizations from other nonprofit and government agencies, including homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, immigration services, and substance abuse and job training programs.

The groups provide advisers who have gone through similar experiences, said Liz Carey, affiliate relations director of Dress for Success.

It's a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the professional success of someone less fortunate. Please consider donating your gently worn business clothes to these organizations.

Dress for Success

Women's Alliance

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