Commitment to Job Search Pays Off!

December 10, 2020

Helen held a variety of different jobs but her passion was to work within the Caregiving field. After an unsuccessful job search on her own, Helen realized she needed assistance and came to the Maple Ridge WorkBC Centre.

Helen was very keen to get work. At the Centre, she attended Job Search Essentials Workshops that helped her re-design and update her resume, build a job search strategy and prepare for interviews. To get a better understanding of her strengths and the barriers she was experiencing re-entering the workforce, she worked with a Career Coach and completed a number of assessments. At the same time, Centre staff assisted Helen on a daily basis to find and apply for jobs.

Helen’s commitment to her job search paid off! She was hired as a Caregiver at a senior’s living facility very near her home. The starting wage is very good and the proximity to her home means she can pick her son up from school on her break.

Helen’s words: “I was looking for a Caregiver position for the past three months but had not been very successful in finding jobs. I phoned WorkBC and the staff there followed up with me right away. The WorkBC staff were really nice and knowledgeable and I enjoyed the services and support they provided!  With the workshops and the support given to me by WorkBC, I was able to successfully secure a Caregiver position.”