You might be familiar with Dress for Success® and their extremely successful clothing drives. Another aspect of their mission is empowering women to achieve economic independence by teaching key career development skills that will help them thrive in both work and life. Recently, Stax Chicago partnered with Dress for Success and hosted 18 local clients for an afternoon filled with advice and tips on the job front.
Stax employees helped the women better understand how to utilize LinkedIn to make their profiles stand out during job searches, explore non-traditional job opportunities where women make up under 25% of the workforce, e.g., consulting, chef, EMT, etc., and how they can leverage the gig economy, with the flexible hours it provides, to be able to interview between shifts. Employees also helped the women hone their interview skills through a series of mock interviews and a Staxer, with a background in photography, took professional headshots of the women to update their LinkedIn profile bios. A good time was had by all and Stax looks forward to future events with Dress for Success.