Amy Glass – Scarborough

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 Confidence2018-07-10 July 10, 2018
(ends July 24, 2018)
Build your CareerTurnerWestern
My Next Career Move2018-06-27 June 27, 2018
(ends July 25, 2018)
Build your CareerONLINEStatewide
Exploring Careers2018-09-11 September 11, 2018Build your CareerLewistonWestern
Exploring Careers2018-09-12 September 12, 2018Build your CareerBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Building Confidence2018-09-13 September 13, 2018
(ends September 20, 2018)
Build your CareerEllsworthNorth Central/Downeast
Building Confidence2018-09-18 September 18, 2018
(ends September 25, 2018)
Build your CareerGardinerCentral
Exploring Careers2018-10-11 October 11, 2018Build your CareerOxfordWestern
My Next Career Move2018-09-19 September 19, 2018
(ends October 17, 2018)
Build your CareerAugustaCentral
Building Confidence2018-10-05 October 05, 2018
(ends October 19, 2018)
Build your CareerSouth ParisWestern
Building Confidence2018-10-16 October 16, 2018
(ends October 30, 2018)
Build your CareerDamariscottaMidcoast
My Next Career Move2018-09-19 September 19, 2018
(ends October 31, 2018)
Build your CareerONLINEStatewide
My Next Career Move2018-10-15 October 15, 2018
(ends November 05, 2018)
Build your CareerBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Building Confidence2018-10-22 October 22, 2018
(ends November 05, 2018)
Build your CareerAugustaCentral
My Next Career Move2018-10-16 October 16, 2018
(ends November 13, 2018)
Build your CareerBrunswickMidcoast
My Next Career Move2018-10-17 October 17, 2018
(ends November 14, 2018)
Build your CareerBoothbay HarborMidcoast
My Next Career Move2018-10-25 October 25, 2018
(ends November 15, 2018)
Build your CareerRocklandMidcoast
Building Confidence2018-11-14 November 14, 2018
(ends November 28, 2018)
Build your CareerLewistonWestern
My Next Career Move2018-11-26 November 26, 2018
(ends December 17, 2018)
Build your CareerLewistonWestern