Looking for work? You’ll want Darlene Dunn, job readiness trainer at Our Daily Bread’s Work 4 Success, on your side. Dunn relishes the chance to help job candidates find steady work and hone their skills.
Each person’s work experience and education within Work 4 Success varies drastically. Cheryl Paschall enrolled in Work 4 Success in October 2018, immediately after she was laid off from her government job. She had work experience, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a master’s in public administration. Still, she needed a résumé upgrade and mock interview training.
With a goal to find work within a month, she began Work 4 Success on October 8, 2018.
“She was open-minded and possessed a lot of skills,” said Dunn.
Paschall participated in mock interviews and graduated on schedule October 18. She met with an employment specialist on October 22 and gathered job leads from various government agencies throughout Maryland. On November 21, she was hired full-time by the Maryland State Department of Health and began work.