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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Women’s Services Division Dress for Success Career EDGE Program Salutes Fall 2020 Graduates

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Farmingville, NY - On October 28, Dress for Success Brookhaven held its first “virtual” Career EDGE program for its class of 2020 graduates. Sponsored by the Women’s Services Division, this program is designed to help unemployed and under-employed women gain professional skills, accelerate their job search and build confidence through weekly training sessions, career coaching and networking in a supportive environment. Career EDGE is facilitated by Rita Kiernan. This year, all classes were held virtually on ZOOM with 26 women participating. Prior to the “graduation,” 4 women already secured employment. Photos feature Career Edge mentors, participants and guest speakers on a recent ZOOM session. Those who are interested in participating in the next Career EDGE program should call 631-451-9127 and leave their name, phone number and email address.

The six-session program covered:
• Strategies to succeed in today’s job market
• Customizing and composing your resumé and cover letters that will make a difference
• Work with a professional career mentor
• Navigating LinkedIn and other social media for job leads, and much more.

Supervisor Romaine said, “Congratulations to all the women who graduated from the ‘virtual’ Career Edge program. It has been a challenging year for anyone looking for a new job or a career change, but the Town’s Women’s Services Division does an excellent job helping women from all walks of life to get ahead. I commend the staff and volunteers for their commitment to making life better for our residents.”

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work.

The Dress for Success Boutique is located at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. It is currently closed for in person visits, but open for “virtual” suiting appointments. For more information, please call 631-451-9127 or visit Dress for Success's website. To learn more about the Town of Brookhaven Women’s Services Division.

Career Edge Mentors group photo

Career Edge Participants group photo

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