Success Story: Anna
Before enrollment of Career Solution’s Dislocated Worker Program, Anna was a PRIDE Specialist with Independent Lifestyles, Inc. She was separated from her position and was devastated as it was a job she enjoyed, believed in, and intended to stick with long‐term. Anna enrolled in the Dislocated Worker Program. Anna said the services that were most beneficial for her were 1:1 guidance on how to set up her resume and other job search related documents including cover letter, reference list, letters of recommendation and LinkedIn page, which helped her market herself to employers. She said she was also guided in how to handle certain aspects of the interview process which she also found to be beneficial. When asked how she has changed throughout and following the completion of the program, Anna said she feels “more confident about her resume and employment history as well as the end result of getting a higher paying job as a Mental Health Adult Case Manager with a great company the Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, with better benefits and opportunity for growth and advancement.” When asked what she found most helpful with the DW Program, she said working 1:1 with her career planner. She said she would definitely recommend the Dislocated Worker Program to other workers who lose their jobs.