Laurie Glidden – Coopers Mills

Laurie sitting near window

Photo Credit: Chris Bennett

40 Stories for 40 Years – Profilee 19

Laurie came to New Ventures Maine in 2012.  At that time, she was not finding fulfillment in her job. After eight years in the same position, she was questioning if she was on the right career path. She was good at her job, but something was missing.

Upon learning about New Ventures Maine, Laurie enrolled in the first online My Next Career Move class.  The class worked for her schedule and allowed her to consider aspects of her career field that appealed to her.  It also provided a way for her to identify what was missing.

Through assignments in the class, she explored careers that would best suit her personality, skill sets, and interests. She identified that her field suited her skill set very well. However, her personality required more contact with people. As an introvert, she tended to pursue jobs that allowed her to work on her own. During the class, she realized that she missed interacting with others in her daily work.

Laurie sitting at deskAfter coming to this realization, Laurie began looking for opportunities within the same agency and was pleased when she found a position that would be a good fit. She accepted a position that allowed her to use her skills at a more complex level and, most importantly, provided more interaction with clients and other staff in more of a leadership role.  “The career planning class was instrumental in steering me in a direction that brought me great satisfaction and professional success,” Laurie shares.

When asked about her career achievements, Laurie shares that her “biggest joy has been successfully meeting the challenge of growing the program, meeting the needs of her clients, and experiencing successes and failures that allow her to learn and grow as a professional.”

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-09-10 September 10, 2019Build your CareerTurnerWestern
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-09-19 September 19, 2019Build your CareerLewistonWestern
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-09-25 September 25, 2019Build your CareerBuckfieldWestern
Building Confidence2019-09-12 September 12, 2019
(ends September 26, 2019)
Build your CareerEllsworthNorth Central/Downeast
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-10-08 October 08, 2019Build your CareerLewistonWestern
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-10-15 October 15, 2019Build your CareerMexicoWestern
My Next Career Move2019-09-11 September 11, 2019
(ends October 23, 2019)
Build your CareerONLINEStatewide
Building Confidence2019-10-10 October 10, 2019
(ends October 24, 2019)
Build your CareerLewistonWestern
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2019-10-28 October 28, 2019Build your CareerWindhamSouthern
Exploring Careers2019-10-30 October 30, 2019Build your CareerBangorNorth Central/Downeast
My Next Career Move2019-10-22 October 22, 2019
(ends November 19, 2019)
Build your CareerCamdenMidcoast
Building Confidence2019-11-06 November 06, 2019
(ends November 20, 2019)
Build your CareerBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Building Confidence2019-12-03 December 03, 2019
(ends December 17, 2019)
Build your CareerBuckfieldWestern