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JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES
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.

More feedback

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.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I was in the Success program.