Over 180 partners are currently referring clients to Fitted for Work. All clients are booked into our personal dressing services and transition to work programs by their referring partner. Referring partners include Job Services Agencies, Registered Training Organisations (including TAFE), Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services, Prisons, Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services, private health professionals and doctors.
Appointments are made by the caseworker from the referral agency on behalf of the client through our online booking service. Clients that are suitable to be referred to the dressing service will generally not have interview appropriate clothing but will have a job interview in place or may have already secured a job. She may also be about to commence or complete a training program or simply need a confidence boost to prepare her for training or job hunting.
Literally hundreds of our women have had their lives turned around by your service over the last few years. Many have cited Fitted For Work as the single most supportive experience in their search for work. In particular, the warmth of your volunteers is the key that opened the door to their confidence. It may not be evident to your volunteers, but this little boost is often all that it takes to get an applicant over the line. We give them the documents and the blurb, but it is you who give them the flair and the self-belief.---Peter Hosford, NMIT
After being dressed by Fitted for Work, one of my job seekers, Joan came directly to my office to show me all the nice clothes and accessories she’d been given. I’ve been working, since March, as an Employment Consultant to this client. Although lots of progress had been made on a career level, it was the first time I’d seen such a glow of pride and self-confidence in her eyes. She said the volunteers were very kind and caring and made her feel very comfortable during the whole process. Being a woman myself, I can fully understand what my client was feeling and how important it was for her to feel well-presented and proud of her appearance. My client is attending an interview this afternoon. Although it can be difficult to predict how a job interview will unfold, I’m positive she’ll feel more optimistic and pleased about her appearance at the interview. It has certainly boosted her self-esteem and confidence. Thanks Fitted for Work!---Helen Ferrier