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 Confidence2017-12-04 December 04, 2017
(ends December 18, 2017)
Build your CareerBrunswickMidCoast
Working for Your Life – Not Living for Your …2018-01-08 January 08, 2018Build your CareerCamdenMidCoast
Exploring Careers2018-01-24 January 24, 2018Build your CareerFarmingtonWestern
Exploring Careers2018-01-24 January 24, 2018Build your CareerLewistonWestern
Exploring Careers2018-01-30 January 30, 2018Build your CareerOxfordWestern
Building Confidence2018-01-18 January 18, 2018
(ends February 01, 2018)
Build your CareerBelfastMidCoast
Building Confidence2018-01-31 January 31, 2018
(ends February 14, 2018)
Build your CareerFarmingtonWestern
My Next Career Move2018-01-17 January 17, 2018
(ends February 28, 2018)
Build your CareerStatewide
Exploring Careers2018-02-28 February 28, 2018Build your CareerFarmingtonWestern
Building Confidence2018-03-07 March 07, 2018Build your CareerLewistonWestern
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 Confidence2018-04-11 April 11, 2018Build your CareerOxfordWestern
My Next Career Move2018-04-23 April 23, 2018
(ends May 14, 2018)
Build your CareerLewistonWestern
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