Success Stories

Hi Melanie,

I just wanted to drop a note and say thank you.  Thank you for believing in me while I was “job shopping”.   Thank you for putting me on your email list of new opportunities and thank you for the reference to Dress for Success.

I have accepted a position with Byer Steel. I start on Monday, July 20th.

I am so impressed with the people and the resources that you all have available to those in need. I think your programs are amazing and the people that I came in contact with were also! It does my heart good to know that there are wonderful people out there that are helping other be successful!!

Also, please let Amanda know how much I appreciate her.  Seeing her smiling face and having her upbeat attitude really is infectious.

Wishing you all, ALL the best,


Susan H.


Things are going great for me. I still love my job (although that seems like a strange thing for someone to say in my position). I have been given many responsibilities but I also have been given needed support (training and seminars) to keep me going. What I did not realize is that the position I was hired for was vacant for 2 years! The review teams that met in the four counties I cover had disbanded. 🙁 One of my current tasks included rebuilding the child fatality review team and process from the ground up in all four counties!!! I am also learning a new publishing software and working on putting together a new manual to be distributed to review team members which will explain the process of review and the purpose.

I have been able to go to the state capital and meet with the facilitator at the state level, and next month I will be going to a two-day conference related to kids. Last month, I started taking classes to work on becoming a certified grief counselor (adding another line to that resume!!!) lol I think I have found my calling! 🙂 This job has so many dimensions that although it could be extremely depressing, I have many distractions. The ultimate purpose of the position is prevention. We will track trends and develop education related to needs I see in the four counties and can go to such things are fairs, childbirth classes, or help new moms learn how to install car seats. The possibilities are endless.

Take care, Dana. This is a job that I could do well into my 70’s! 🙂

I would like to thank each and every one of you, for all the help and resources you gave me at this program held October 6 and October 8, 2014.

It was a tremendous help to me and you were all so kind, courteous and professional. My old resume was three pages long and I had no cover letter. After completing this program I have a resume and cover letter that I am very proud and confident to send out and post online.

This program really works thanks to all of you.



I worked through temporary agencies for years then another layoff at the company I was working at. My parole officer told me about the center, so I thought why not. I was off for three almost four months. Bill collectors, my P.O. , my parents, my wife all on me to get a job and start helping. I came to the center and the staff showed me how to build my skills, how to better my resume and make it look more professional and helped me put my resume on Monster. More time went by and I was giving up applying for job after job. I went back to temporary work, then after 2 months of working another layoff. I had lost all hope, my wife left me, I lost my friends and I was done. Then the phone rang it was a JOB! Full time, full benefits no temp stuff all because they saw my great resume on Monster-a resume built with the help of the center.



To Whom It May Concern:

The center offered many career opportunities. They especially helped push me to obtain a full-time position in which I became successful at, I am now being advanced to a manager position here shortly. The staff was very helpful and nice. I especially liked the benefit of having a resume for future advancement in a career I am seeking.


Michele H.