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Jackie’s Story

Nov 30, 2020 | 2021, Client Success, Squamish, WorkBC

After having a long-term role at a senior level in Vancouver, Jackie* had moved to a smaller town and found it challenging to find an equivalent job close to her new home. Many of the jobs that suited her skills were in the city and she wanted to avoid a long commute. Jackie came to WorkBC Squamish looking for assistance with her job search and to explore training opportunities in a new industry. Jackie received support and guidance in her job search strategy and career development, from learning how to optimize her resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile to working on her interview skills. Jackie’s employment advisor worked with her in learning the value of the skillset she already possessed that could transfer to other industries, and the value of confidence and marketing oneself. Once Jackie began her job search with a new strategy under her belt, she found greater success than she thought possible.

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This role is exactly where I want my career to go… I truly could not have attained this position if it wasn’t for all of the support and training I received from you and the WorkBC team (there were over 200 applicants!). You have given me the required tools to prepare a cover letter and resume that gets noticed and confidence in explaining who I am and why I should be hired in the interviews. Also, I had the confidence going in to successfully negotiate a higher salary! I think there is a misconception that the WorkBC programs are only for “blue-collar” type positions. It needs to be better known that your program is for everyone.