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 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