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
My Next Career Move2018-11-26 November 26, 2018
(ends December 17, 2018)
Build your CareerLewistonWestern
Exploring Careers2019-01-08 January 08, 2019Build your CareerBangorNorth Central/Downeast
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-01-24 January 24, 2019Build your CareerLewistonWestern
My Next Career Move2019-01-23 January 23, 2019
(ends February 13, 2019)
Build your CareerBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Building Confidence2019-02-08 February 08, 2019
(ends February 15, 2019)
Build your CareerBangorNorth Central/Downeast
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-02-26 February 26, 2019Build your CareerFarmingtonWestern
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-02-27 February 27, 2019Build your CareerLewistonWestern
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-03-06 March 06, 2019Build your CareerTurnerWestern
My Next Career Move2019-01-22 January 22, 2019
(ends March 12, 2019)
Build your CareerONLINEStatewide
Building Confidence2019-03-05 March 05, 2019
(ends March 19, 2019)
Build your CareerFarmingtonWestern
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-03-20 March 20, 2019Build your CareerFarmingtonWestern
Building Confidence2019-03-14 March 14, 2019
(ends March 28, 2019)
Build your CareerLewistonWestern
My Next Career Move2019-04-22 April 22, 2019Build your CareerLewistonWestern
My Next Career Move2019-03-07 March 07, 2019
(ends May 02, 2019)
Build your CareerFarmingtonWestern