I would like to send my heartfelt thank you to you and your team at Osborne Village Resource Center for helping me and everyone else who is in need of help to find a job. Your office was part of my success in starting my career as a Registered Nurse. I am glad that the province has a resource center like yours that can provide a variety of services to assist an individual in their career path and is actually free of charge. I just wish that you could market your services widely especially to new immigrants. I never knew about your services until my classmate told me about it. My classmate knew it from his career coordinator form Employment Manitoba. If only I knew about it long before, I could have used your services earlier.
Again, thank you for all the help to get to my career and also for being approachable, it is a small thing but that is important. More power to you and your team. Have a great weekend.
Dear Mr. Keith Robinson,
Over the summer I was laid off from my position at the company I had been employed with for five years just as I was due to return from maternity leave. I was at a loss and didn’t know what to do since I couldn’t go back on unemployment and had already lined up childcare for my children. Unsure of how long I would be unemployed for, I decided to pursue education and went down to Employment Manitoba to find out what my options were. While I didn’t get the assistance I was looking for there, I did receive a list of resource centers throughout the city that assisted with career counseling. Yours was highlighted in yellow.
I called the next day and set up an appointment with Lisa Elmhurst to review my resume and cover letter. I spent almost two full hours with Lisa reviewing what I had, what could be tweaked, and gaining insight into companies to apply at, how to sell myself, etc. It was very empowering and informative. From there, I set out on my quest for the perfect job for me. Once I started receiving requests for phone screen interviews I determined it was time to shore up my interview skills, so I booked a spot in Jude Gaal’s “Ace That Interview” workshop. I admit I balked at the idea of an interview prep course being two full days (I couldn’t imagine what we would need 15 hours for), but it was intense, to say the least. I gained so much knowledge in those two days that I would never have received from anywhere else. The workshop was on a Wednesday and Thursday and my first in-person interview was the next day on the Friday. Not a lot of time to practice what I had learned! But it was just enough and I did it. I landed that job and I start on Friday, October 19.
I can’t say enough good things about Osborne Village Resource Center. I have recommended its services to everyone I know. Thank you for your dedication to the residents of the city of Winnipeg and helping them obtain meaningful employment. If I can ever give back to the center in another way, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you. These words do not seem to be enough for the world of gratitude I have for you and what you do for me and so many others who are (and were in) the position I was earlier this year. Your support, guidance, advice and candid discussions/stories helped me to push through my low self-esteem to start the process of finding new employment. Your suggestions helped so much that I owe you more than a thank you, as you were a major factor in me obtaining this new position. The hours you spent helping me to understand my strengths, what I wanted out of (my) new role, and how to write a cover letter and resume were greatly appreciated. Please keep doing what you do, You are wonderful. Thanks again. All the best.