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March 14, 2012

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March 14, 2012

Jewish Family Services (JFS) in Columbus, Ohio helped me out during one of the hardest time of my life. I had lost the only job I had held as an adult. I had worked for the same company for 25 years and had rarely had to interview for positions within the company as I moved around by reputation. I am one of those people who identity IS their job. During my 16 months of unemployment the time I spent in the Success program was where I gained my confidence back and learned that there were many others in the same situation I was in. Well respected professionals that had lost positions through no fault on their part, but a matter of economics. The 'Why' often doesn't matter when you are in that position. The members of the Success team and every employee I met at JFS offered patience, caring, understanding and when it was needed in my case some gentle prodding. They helped to find job leads. They helped make my resume even more professional and tailor it to the business I was applying to. They offered me a chance to do several mock interviews because my skills in that area were lacking. They provided encouragement and feedback along the way. Even now after I have been employed for over 2 years I still hear from the person who offered me my main guidance. I would especially like to thank Lora Fish for all of her help in the program! This program is amazing and I truly appreciate the opportunities.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having help in my job search.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing except maybe to offer more funding so they could open it up to more people. This is a very valuable service.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

How did you find this group?

I was referred here through Columbus Jobs and Family Service (JFS). I had gone there for job aids.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

They have encouraged me to always keep open opportunities for networking. That is probably the most important lesson I would take away from it.

February 29, 2012
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February 29, 2012
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I want to express my appreciation to JFS and the talented professionals operating the SUCCESS program. The personal commitment demonstrated by the team was incredibly helpful and allowed me to reach my goal. The one on one and group support meant so much to me, but even more the state of the art information related to resume writing and interview coaching allowed me to identify and articulate transferable skills and create a successful marketing strategy.
Every dislocated worker should have the opportunity to experience the knowledge, understanding, and wisdom of such a team. Thank you very much!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 3, 2012

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January 3, 2012

Words can not express the thanks I want to give to JFS-SUCCESS program that I been a member since 2009. When I lost my job after working long hours for almost 5 years, Mindy Agin was there to help me pick up the pieces. First she got me a loan to cover the first month bills until unemployment kicked in! Next she got me into the Success program on Wednesday where I met Jim Hake, April Walters,Justin Keaton,Lora Fish on a weekly basis. They all were very important in helping me get job leads,attending classes that gave each month, listening to the speakers every wed.Of Course the leader of this great group of caring,helpful and kind is the one and only Karen Hughes , who I first met in 2005 when I suffered my first layoff in over 20 years. She helped me with my first resume that I had to write. Last but not least is the Director of Business Relations is Lynn Aspey. Who Together with Mindy did several mock interviews and got me many job leads. Through that I got the job lead that I think will be my dream job. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 22, 2011

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October 22, 2011



I first became involved with the JFS Success Group a few months after my long-term operations management position with Macy’s was eliminated. Until then, my job search was going nowhere. Then I met Mindy Agin and the wonderful team of professional counselors at JFS. Suddenly, I had a
dedicated and compassionate counselor who gave my search the focus and direction it lacked. The entire Success team at JFS provided support and insured I was equip with the confidence, the resume, the interview and networking skills necessary to search for, and secure a new position. I recently began that new position. I am truly grateful to the entire team and especially Lynn Aspey, who provided a little extra push at just the right time! Thank you one and all. Sincerely, DP.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The JFS Success team was instrumental in the success of my job search and recent employment in a very difficult job market. I am forever grateful!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing.

October 6, 2011

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October 6, 2011

JFS not only helped me professionally with my resume' and training courses on various relevant topics but assisted in boosting my self confidence during a time of struggle. I was treated both professionally and courteously by every team member of JFS. The Wednesday meetings, round table discussions and continuous feedback and follow-up provided me a lifeline back into the working world. I cannot say enough good things about JFS and their staff.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

improving professionally and gained full time employment.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing at all.

October 5, 2011

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October 5, 2011

The SUCCESS Program was like a life-line; Jim Hatch was an excellent mentor; and, along with the entire Jewish Family Services' staff, gave me encouragement and direction in my search for employment. I will always be grateful for their professionalism and attention to me as an indvidual. I am currently employed and know that without JFS, chances are I would not be. Thank you all!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my professional life - and, in my home life.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to reinforce training.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

It helps people...all cultures, all races and all ages.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 5, 2011

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October 5, 2011

I cannot say enough good things about the programs and staff of Jewish Family Services in Columbus, especially Lisa Carroll, Danielle Ruben, Tim McNish, Jim Hatch, and June Gutterman.

JFS's Bonei Mishpachot program is truly a lifesaver, helping individuals cope with the financial and
emotional straits; while JFS's job-search programs provide those in career transition with the tools, training, advice, and support necessary to conduct a successful job-search campaign.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping me organize and execute a successful job-search campaign, and coping with the emotional and financial problems associated with long-term unemployment

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase its funding to enable the organization to provide more services to those in need in our community

October 4, 2011

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October 4, 2011

The SUCESS program was fantastic! Very supportive staff! Great support in times of need. Glad they are around!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 4, 2011

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October 4, 2011

The success program and Jim Hatch are fantastic. They are helping me be successful in my job search. They are available with great tips and help in this time of few jobs.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 4, 2011

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October 4, 2011

I was laid off after 12 years. How to find a job has changed drastically. I went to the unemployment office. I have a Masters degree but most of the programs at the unemployment office were designed for non professionals. I found the Jewish family service through the Veteran Affairs.
As I said,
looking and finding a job is very different in today’s economy. The Jewish family services taught me how to change the things I was going. There were lots of FREE classes designed to you relearn the art of finding a job. There are weekly meetings with guess speaker. These meeting keep on track. They also put you in touch with people that may be able to help. You learn there are other people in the same boat and they help keep your spirits up and positive. The people running the program are very friendly and professional. Their knowledge and contacts are just as good as any paid program. They treat everyone with respect and concern for you situation. They repeatedly went out of their way to assist me. I can’t say enough about the whole program.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

assiting me with my unemployment

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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