Winter 2013

New Placement Updates

Abdoul (pictures at right) came in over the holidays to ring the bell and tell everyone that he got a full-time position working at Northeast Security. He said he is thankful to all of the staff at Career Collaborative

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When Koyahn came in to ring the bell, she told everyone that she had been out of work for seven years. Seven years! She said that when she started at Career Collaborative, she didn’t know how to fill out applications or do job interviews. But she came every day – had perfect attendance in the workshop – and she learned. Koyahn found her target job with benefits working as a Security Officer for G4S Wackenhutt.

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When Sara first came to Career Collaborative she had recently moved to the U.S. from Haiti and had never worked a full-time job. She enrolled in a job-training program at the Red Cross and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. When she finished her training, she got hired after her very first interview! Sara accepted a full-time C.N.A. position at New England Baptist Hospital. She is very excited to begin using her new skills.

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Yuberqui (pictured at right) got a job at Tufts University as a new Patient Accounts Coordinator.

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Elizabeth got a job as a Customer Service Representative at Planet Self Storage. Her advice for people in the program who are still looking for work is to “continue practicing their answers for interview questions.”

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Daikersu got a job as an Environmental Services Worker at Boston Medical Center. He said that Career Collaborative is a good place to go because you get all the help that you need. He got so much help here, in fact, that he ended up with two job offers and had to choose between them.

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Lissett (pictured at right) started a new position as a Family Support Worker at the Riverside Early Head Start in Somerville. She had four interviews before she was offered the full-time position. Lissett said that the position is exactly what she was looking for and she is very happy to have this new job.

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Emelyn accepted a position as a Family Service Worker at Tri-City Community Action Program. Before coming to Career Collaborative, Emelyn spent two or three months trying to get a job on her own. She wasn’t getting any interviews so she thought she must be doing something wrong. After she started working with Career Collaborative, she began getting interviews right away.