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Meet Nina

Workforce Challenge

Nina lost her job as a Safety Administrator in Workers Compensation due to a lay off.

Workforce Solution

Through an AARP meeting, Nina was directed to SELACO WIB for job search assistance, PathPoint Resources, and access to training.

Nina attended job search workshops and followed the Steps to Economic and Personal Success (STEPS) program. She also attended weekly Job Club meetings. Nina said that her “a-ha” moment came during the STEPS seminar when she learned how to analyze how she does things. She learned that if a person does not change the way they have always done something they will always get the same result. In May 2014, Nina answered an ad on for a Safety Administrator. She interviewed and was offered the job.

Outcomes & Benefits

Nina's response to her experience at SELACO WIB was that staff was very helpful and that the STEPS Workshop was fantastic. She said that the key is to be proactive in the process and not just show up, leave and expect something to happen. Nina emphasized that job seekers need to work with the staff and not expect them to do everything. She also advised, “When you are in an interview, listen more and talk less. Give the answers you need to and listen. See it as it is an opportunity to meet and help others.”

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