Job Seeker Grateful for Assistance From Michigan Works
Dawn Dewitt came to Northwest Michigan Works! in May of 2016 after she was laid off from her position as a transportation dispatcher. Dawn attended a Résumé Development Workshop, Interview Workshop, and attended a Hot Jobs Now event. She worked closely with her Career Facilitator, Pamela Sinkule, on a targeted job search, developing and refining her résumé and cover letters, and on interview techniques.
“I didn’t realize how bad of shape my résumé was in until I came to Michigan Works,” said Dewitt. “For six weeks prior to coming to the Résumé Development Workshop and working with my Career Facilitator I had sent my résumé out and had received no calls from employers.”
Once she began sending her new résumé out Dawn began getting interviews and received two job offers at the same time. She accepted a job offer in July from Team Bob’s and is very happy working as a service dispatcher. Dawn enjoys the customers, co-workers, and the daily challenges of the position.
“The job leads I received from Michigan Works! were very helpful,” said Dewitt. “My confidence level and self esteem increased. I felt a lot better about myself. I got a lot of one on one attention and the praise I received meant a lot.”
Dewitt says she wasn’t going to come to Michigan Works!, but her financial advisor let her know about the services available and suggested she call Business Liaison Michelle Socha. “I am glad I made that call and received the help I needed,” said Dewitt.
Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission