Danielle Flannery

DanielleIn the fall of 2005 Danielle was working at a call center as a trainer when her boss came to her and informed her that she would be demoted to working on the phones.   This caused her to make the scariest decision of her life–to leave her job to find another.  Her sons were 5 and 3 years old at the time, and as a single mom she was very hesitant to leave her job; but she knew that there was no future where she was and needed something that would support both her family and her professional growth.

After several months of unsuccessful job searching Danielle enrolled in a Career Planning Class offered by Women Work & Community.  Through the class she learned that she had many transferrable skills from her previous jobs that also matched her interests.  It was a matter of finding the right employer.  “During the class, the instructor approached me with a classified ad in the local paper and asked me if I had considered applying.  I told her I had not.  I didn’t think that I had the required qualifications.  She encouraged me to apply, and helped me tailor my resume and cover letter to that specific opportunity.  The instructor was invaluable in helping me translate the skills I had to what they were looking for.”

Danielle applied for and got the job as Executive Assistant with Western Maine Community Action in May of 2006.  “I know that I would not have even applied for that job without the assistance and support of Women Work & Community.  I am still working for WMCA and have expanded my professional horizons there.   I now work as the Data Specialist at WMCA.  I have a stable job at an agency I am proud to work for, and have had the opportunity to further develop and learn new skills.  Getting this job meant more than a steady paycheck – it was my opportunity to make my own future rather than have it dictated to me, and I owe it to Women Work & Community for helping me get there.”

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Building Confidence2017-08-23 August 23, 2017
(ends August 30, 2017)
Build your CareerPresque IsleNorthern
Building Confidence2017-09-12 September 12, 2017
(ends September 26, 2017)
Build your CareerFarmingtonWestern
My Next Career Move2017-09-06 September 06, 2017
(ends October 04, 2017)
Build your CareerPresque IsleNorthern
My Next Career Move2017-09-20 September 20, 2017
(ends October 18, 2017)
Build your CareerAugustaCentral
Building Confidence2017-10-06 October 06, 2017
(ends October 20, 2017)
Build your CareerSouth ParisWestern
My Next Career Move2017-10-16 October 16, 2017
(ends November 13, 2017)
Build your CareerBrunswickMidCoast
My Next Career Move2017-10-26 October 26, 2017
(ends November 16, 2017)
Build your CareerSouth PortlandSouthern
My Next Career Move2017-10-11 October 11, 2017
(ends November 22, 2017)
Build your CareerStatewide
Building Confidence2017-11-21 November 21, 2017
(ends December 05, 2017)
Build your CareerGardinerCentral
Building Confidence2017-12-04 December 04, 2017
(ends December 18, 2017)
Build your CareerBrunswickMidCoast