Amy Glass

Portrait of Amy Glass seated in her new officeWhen I first came to New Ventures Maine (NVME), I was in a difficult place in my job search. I was new to Maine and barely keeping myself afloat with part-time senior care work. I had a background as an attorney and in nonprofit management, so I knew I was capable of finding full-time work, but I had no idea what direction I wanted to go in. I was applying to jobs but not very strategically and with little success. I came to NVME’s Career Planning class in Saco hoping to clearly identify my skills and how I could apply them going forward in a fulfilling career. Teacher Laurie McDonnell provided a supportive place where I could express my frustration and also celebrate my strengths. I made a manageable plan for my job search and had the accountability I needed to stick to it.
Through NVME , I was also able to build a professional network, which led to my ultimate employment.
I am now happily employed as an Employment Counselor. Because I conducted so many skills assessments, job searches, and labor market research for myself at NVME, I have a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing my clients. My biggest challenge was overcoming my feelings of frustration after months of unfruitful job applications. Laurie’s use of affirmations in class helped me to remind myself that every small step I took was bringing me closer to my goals. My biggest joy was discovering that I already had the skills to be successful in a job that I find personally fulfilling and also positively improves the lives of people in my community.

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Building Confidence2018-03-07 March 07, 2018
(ends March 21, 2018)
Build your CareerLewistonWestern
Working for Your Life – Not Living for Your …2018-03-22 March 22, 2018Build your CareerRocklandMidCoast
Resume Workshop2018-03-26 March 26, 2018Build your CareerSacoSouthern
Building Confidence2018-03-20 March 20, 2018
(ends March 27, 2018)
Build your CareerGardinerCentral
Resume Workshop2018-03-29 March 29, 2018Build your CareerSouth PortlandSouthern
My Next Career Move2018-03-06 March 06, 2018
(ends April 03, 2018)
Build your CareerCamdenMidCoast
My Next Career Move2018-03-07 March 07, 2018
(ends April 04, 2018)
Build your CareerFarmingtonWestern
Building Confidence2018-03-27 March 27, 2018
(ends April 10, 2018)
Build your CareerMexicoWestern
Building Confidence2018-04-11 April 11, 2018Build your CareerOxfordWestern
Working for Your Life – Not Living for Your …2018-04-12 April 12, 2018Build your CareerCamdenMidCoast
My Next Career Move2018-04-23 April 23, 2018
(ends May 14, 2018)
Build your CareerLewistonWestern
My Next Career Move2018-04-04 April 04, 2018
(ends May 16, 2018)
Build your CareerONLINEStatewide
My Next Career Move2018-05-08 May 08, 2018
(ends May 29, 2018)
Build your CareerSacoSouthern
My Next Career Move2018-05-02 May 02, 2018
(ends May 30, 2018)
Build your CareerBoothbay HarborMidCoast