Dress for Success Covid-19 Services
As a result of the government restrictions in place to limit the spread of Covid-19 and in order to prioritise the health & safety of our clients, users, staff and partners we have made some changes to how we deliver our services. Please take a minute to read about how we can support your job and/or training search below. All our services are free of charge with thanks to the generous support of our funders.
To book an appointment for any of the services below please email your full name, phone number and the service you are interested into firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that you can request more than one service.
Interview Wear Consultation with thanks to the support of the Mná na hEireann fund
Looking the part at an interview doesn’t just help boost your confidence and performance but it also helps to make a great first impression with your potential employer and tackle any unconscious biases that your interviewer might hold.
Our virtual Interview Wear Consultation will pair you with one of our wonderful stylists over a private zoom call. During the call, the stylist will work with you to find the right outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable in order to give you a major confidence boost ahead of your interview. Our stylists are happy to give you advice based on what you have available to you in your wardrobe and will also be happy to pick an outfit from our boutique and post it to you. This service is completely free of charge to all women currently seeking work or training and our boutique is stocked with pre-owned clothing which we carefully select to make sure it is of the highest quality, chic and stylish.
Work Wardrobe Consultation with thanks to the support of the Mná na hEireann Fund
We have every faith in your that you will find a job or training course that you love. When you do, we are here to offer a follow up service to ensure you hit the ground running in the best possible way. Making sure you have a capsule wardrobe to get you through the first few weeks when you may be facing a range of new costs, such as transport or childcare. Similar to with our Interview Wear service, our friendly and professional stylists will work with you over a private Zoom call to understand your personal style, your new role and your preferences before selecting a capsule wardrobe on your behalf.
Career Centre with thanks to the support of the Mná na hEireann Fund
Job searching can be a difficult and daunting process. From tailoring your CV for each individual application to preparing for interviews, it is natural for us all to get nervous and doubt our own ability. To help you along every step of the journey we have a team of volunteers who each have relevant and recent hiring experience. They will work with you over Zoom to give you the best chance of finding a job, from helping you update your CV to working on confidence and best practices for your upcoming interview. We also are happy to help you prepare for interviews for training courses or further education. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all of this support is offered over Zoom.
Mentoring Programme with the Support of EY, Oracle and Abbvie
Our Mentoring Programme is ideal if you have been searching for work for a prolonged period of time (at least 6 months) and are feeling frustration. Through our mentoring programme you are matched with one of our trained volunteers who will work with you for a 6-month period to give guidance and keep you motivated. Our volunteer mentors will be in contact with you for at least 1 hour every month and will listen to what supports you most need to assist you in finding work. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this support is available on a private basis over Zoom, the phone and email.
Financial Education Workshop with thanks to the Ireland Funds and the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Fund
Our Financial Education Workshop is a 6-week programme that gives expert information on how to make your money work for you. This content covers confidence hacks to give you a boost before making tough financial discussions, how to budget for both the small things and the bigger situations and avoiding the pitfalls of taking on too much debt.
We are currently working on our calendar of workshops for 2021. Our workshops cover a range of topics that affect people looking for work. Topics covered range from learning how to manage nerves in an interview situation to having a strong recruitment-friendly LinkedIn profile.