But she didn't always feel like this. Before coming to MND, Brandi spent 6-8 hours a day at the library, searching the internet for employment. "I got no hits," she says of the many applications she filled out online. "It got depressing. When you need a job, you need a job, and looking was becoming a hinderance. I felt like I was hitting a brick wall." Brandi came to MND at the recommendation of a friend, who had such a new wealth of knowledge about job applications and resumes, she could not resist checking out the program herself.
At MND, Brandi learned what she lacked in resumes and applications, but also, she learned more about herself and how to express her strengths and weaknesses. "The workshops helped me both personally and professionally," she says. "I saw on paper, what I was capable of, and am now more confident and motivational." MND's training program taught Brandi how to sell herself. She now spends less time searching for work on the internet and more time getting out and meeting people with job openings. She conducts informational interviews and researches the companies to which she is applying, incorporating information in her interview and impressing employers. Brandi also shared the materials from MND with her children. While they are still in school, she used the worksheets to motivate them and help them see what skills and talents they are bringing to their classes. "I now know my professional worth," says Brandi, who served as an extremely motivating force when she shared her experiences at MND with prospective clients in our ETP orientation last Thursday.
Thank you Brandi, for all your hard work and enthusiasm for MND!