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August 9, 2010

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August 9, 2010

Columbus Jewish Family Services is awsome ! Without Mindy Anglin & Lora Fish I would not have landed amazing job at The Ohio State University, Office of Academic Affairs. The employment support services at Columbus Jewish Family Services top tier.. from resume developemt , to workshops & most importnat for me; Social Media workshop !

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

Landing a new job!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 14, 2010

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July 14, 2010

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 lifesavers, 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.

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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.

March 8, 2010

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March 8, 2010

I have been so fortunate to work with Mindy Agin, a counselor in the Workforce Development Department of the Columbus JFS. Mindy and I knew each other from the community and she readily included me in her large group of opportunity- seekers. I have a varied background and Mindy coached me so that we focused on relevant skills - my resume is impressive thanks to Mindy! As a former Board member and client (!) I can say with gusto that Mindy and JFS contribute tangibly to the community of Columbus.

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

I have a professional resume that ties together my volunteer and career experience

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 2, 2010

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March 2, 2010

When I was laid off by my employer, I joined the SUCCESS program at JFS to get assistance in finding a new career path. I worked mostly with Mindy Agin, but also some with the other SUCCESS counselors, as they provided me with excellent guidance. Specific things that were extraordinarily helpful to me were (1) coaching on interview skills including performing mock interviews sessions, (2) preparation of a professional and powerful resume, (3) weekly seminars and discussion groups with other SUCCESS participants, and (4) loads of advice on how to pursue employers and jobs of interest. I have recommended many friends and former colleagues to take advantage of their great services. I feel absolutely confident that the fact that I was able to get a new job in a down economy had a lot to do with the help that I got from the JFS team - their advice helped me stand out from the pack and win the job offer!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very caring and highly professional!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

February 18, 2010

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February 18, 2010

The JFS-SUCCESS program has many dedicated couselors who provide workshops and individual feedback to enhance confidence that all the best techniques are being utilized to improve the job search process. The weekly "Connecting with Success" meetings provide opportunities to network and find out what is working for others in the job search process. These meetings also bring in experts from the community to help explore different perspectives and approaches to the job search. I found that I was much more confident in my own abilities after attending the workshops and meetings. I found a job after about a month with JFS and feel that much of my success is directly tied to this program!

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

Finding a job.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Enjoyed all workshops and came away from each knowing a lot more about successful job searches, interviews, and landing the job.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very professional and devoted to the process of helping clients.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Serve a greater amount of individuals to improve their abilities and knowledge of how to become employed.

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... I really can't think of anything to improve. I was heavily participating for about a month then found a job. What could be better?

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Probably the amount of people assigned to each counselor could be stretching their limits. But I really can't say I was not properly supported.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 30, 2010

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January 30, 2010

JFS is a great non-profit. I came to them because I know many who speak so positively about them. I have not been a client long, but the interviewing workshop I attended was tremendous. A huge help. I am also receiving loads of attention from my counselor,Tim McNish. He lets me know whenever something of interest comes up. I am looking forward to receiving more help from JFS.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I'm just getting started but the Ms. Nagin who runs the interviewing workshop is really good at helping us see and correct our interviewing flaws.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help even more people, offer training scholarships and other opportunities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 29, 2010

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January 29, 2010

I was laid off from my job in February 2009 and contacted Jewish Family Services for help. I was immediately placed into a program with similarly displaced workers. We met weekly as a group, and there was always a speaker or workshop on a relevant topic. They also met with me privately to assess my skills, update and improve my resume, and help me with mock interviews. I am absolutely certain that I would not have found a new job nearly as quickly were it not for the help I received from JFS. My only criticism is that I was so impressed with their organization following my experience that I told them I'd like to get involved as a volunteer, and then I never heard from anyone.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing! They didn't let me become paralyzed or give in to self-pity or procrastination...they were on top of me almost every day, pushing me and challenging me until we met our goals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 29, 2010

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January 29, 2010

I have been a participant in Jewish Family Services' SUCCESS program for two and a half weeks. In that short time, I have attended a workshop on resume writing, a workshop on cold calling/follow-up, an all-day Microsoft Access training seminar (at Eastland Career Center), a mock interview (with three career counselors), and three weekly meetings where there are always great networking opportunities and knowledgeable speakers. I also have had lots of one-on-one assistance with my counselor, including help revising my resume.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It is fast-paced. Unemployment is challenging enough without the added pressure of playing the waiting game.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional, knowledgeable, personable, resourceful and caring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 29, 2010

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January 29, 2010

The Success program has been a great experience. I personally had my resume rewritten and became aware of the networking opportunities that are available. The workshops offered in resume writing, networking ,interview skills as well as training in programs such as Excel are a great help in my career search. The staff members are highly professional and available to clients. I highly recommend the SUCCESS program and its staff.

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

Career counseling,resume writing and networking skills

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 28, 2010

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January 28, 2010

I was introduced to the JFS SUCCESS program via another networking organization. As a displaced worker I found I qualified for the program to receive career counseling, networking support, and training to help develop my job search strategies. The career counselors at JFS are passionate individuals dedicated to helping their clients and colleagues achieve success in finding good jobs.

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

I've received excellent feedback on my resume as well as training in interviewing techniques, phone skills, sales techniques, and career search strategies.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting people in diverse fields.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Committed, passionate and eager to work with you to meet your objectives

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Mobilize a national movement with JFS organizations in other cities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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