Dallas Organization Dresses Women for Success

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Many employers take note of what a prospective employee wears to an interview. While it is clear why employers pay attention to the details of an interviewee’s appearance, not everyone owns clothes suited to a job interview.

Dress for Success is an organization in Dallas, Texas that helps women to land job interviews. They do this through not only a new outfit, but a freshly instilled feeling of confidence that comes with it.

Their mission statement is, “Our vision is a world where women do not live in poverty. We strive for a world where all women are financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families. We aspire to a world that fully harnesses the power of women and recognizes their role in economic sustainability.”

Women are most affected by poverty, which impacts their families.

Women who utilize Dress for Success’s program will receive a professionally helped resume, a new outfit, and a sense of self-confidence that may not have been there before. Not only that, but Dress for Success also offers a career center program. The career center readies women for the job world by helping the women write and edit their resumes, do mock interviews to prepare, along with other interview preparation. They will also go a step further and help the women to research some jobs in their area that may fit their specific criteria and skill set.

Dress for Success also has programs available, offered both online and face-to-face, that prepare women for employment and teach some basic skills that are needed to achieve their dream job. The employment retention program helps women to obtain and keep a steady job with a steady income. The leadership program enables women to take the first step and initiate their journey to accomplishment.

Women in the program are always encouraged to help their fellow women out.

“Getting involved is not only easy but also is an opportunity for you to make a lasting difference in the lives of women and in your community,” the Dress for Success website reads. “Please join us as we support and encourage women who are developing their careers… with the ultimate goal of ensuring that every woman who walks through our doors comes to thrive both in work and in life.”

To help out these women in need, you can donate clothes, money, or your time. Donations of gently used or new clothes are accepted. Dress for Success also offers donation drives.

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