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Review for Career Collaborative, Inc., Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have spent several Friday mornings over the past year volunteering at the Career Collaborative and I am extremely impressed with the top-notch, professional service they provide. The Career Collaborative offers low income job seekers classes and training for job searches, resume writing and interviewing skills in addition to job retention support for those who do get a job. They do a superb job getting job seekers into livable wage jobs and keeping them in those positions. I have volunteered as an interviewer. The interviews take place over four weeks, giving the job seekers the chance to build confidence and improve. Each interviewee presented me with a quality resume they created with the help of the Career Collaborative. I would ask questions appropriate for the job they were seeking and write up any notes on strengths and weaknesses in the interviews. After 4-6 interviews, the interviewers would meet with the Career Collaborative staff to discuss how the interviews went. The nice thing is each week, you could see a drastic improvement in interviewing skills and confidence. It is also very nice to get periodic updates on the jobs of Career Collaborative graduates. The Career Collaborative provides personalized attention to the job seekers and it makes volunteering there something I enjoy doing with my free time.

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

the performance of the job seekers.

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

the personal connection I made with both the job seekers and the Career Collaborative staff.

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

kind, smart and caring.

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

have larger facilities and help more job seekers.

Ways to make it better...

there had been a short training session.

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

the economy will make it difficult to help job seekers find jobs.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Volunteer & I helped job seekers practice and improve interviewing skills.