How To Be Optimistic During Your Job Search – Krisztina’s TestimonialAugust 24, 2020
Krisztina Mikkelsen, Sales Associate
Q: When you first contacted Career Edge, what problem were you trying to solve?
“Anger due to sudden and unexpected loss of my professional identity. I had – involuntarily – lost my career/job and stripped of my passion/love of 22 years. I decided to take the summer off, do gardening and renovations and make myself as busy as possible around the house before I could wrap my head around ‘What’s next?’ Who, what organization wants a 50+ years old person/employee? Not being part of my organization anymore felt like an ugly divorce.”
There is a lot more help/support that Career Edge can provide than just printing documents. I was encouraged to book an appointment with an Employment Counsellor. And I did.
Q: Why did you decide you needed help from an employment service to solve this problem?
“The moment of sudden insight happened: I want and need to go back [to work] and I must find and utilize the resources to help me design and execute a plan.”
Q: What happened during your first meeting with Career Edge?
“A friend of mine told me about Career Edge in Campbellford. I met the Campbellford staff in June 2019 when I needed resources to print some documents. When I poured my heart out, [they] informed me that there is a lot more help/support that Career Edge can provide than just printing documents. I was encouraged to book an appointment with an Employment Counsellor. And I did.”
Q: How did you feel after that meeting?
“Cared about and truly listened to.”
Q: What services did Career Edge provide to help you achieve your goal?
“Maintaining optimism, strength and skills, reviewing networking and interview strategies, resume writing, formatting and editing.”
Q: From the day you first contacted Career Edge, to the day you started your new job, approximately how much time passed?
“4 months exactly!”
Q: What is your relationship with Career Edge Today?
“Since my employment, I dropped in twice a month during my lunch time to say “Hi” and spend time with the amazing staff whom, now, I consider my friends.”
Q: What are your goals for the future?
“There are few goals for the future. Does “I want to travel Nepal” count?! For the moment, I am working hard towards increasing revenue, minimizing loss of sales, and enriching customer shopping experience while I am embracing and integrating into the retail culture.”