Mothers Night Soiree fundraiser a success!

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Mother's Night Soiree on Friday. The event was held at the Taylor King Gallery in Newstead by Career Smart Mums to benefit Suited to Success and Share the Dignity.

Over $2000 was raised which will be shared between us and Share the Dignity along with other items donated to both charities.

If you would like to hold a fundraising event, feel free to contact us.

Kingston Styling Boutiques Open Day May 2018

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yourtown and Suited to Success have collaborated to give clients access to a styling boutique. If you missed the Open Day on Friday 11th May contact us for all the details and to organise a tour.

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Referral Agencies and local community organisations can now refer clients to the women's and men's boutique located at Kingston.

If you would like to be a referral partner or find out how to refer clients to the Kingston boutiques contact us here

Violet 'couldn't wipe the smile off her face'

Good luck Violet in securing a Retail position. You certainly will make a great first impressions !

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“I’ve wanted to go and hand my resume in to retail stores, but I just haven’t had the kind of clothes to wear that will get anyone to take me seriously. It just made me so self-conscious.

When I booked an appointment at Suited to Success, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought it would be just a big op-shop but when I saw the boutique, I couldn’t believe the number of options.

Some things still had the original tag on them! 

The stylist (Janelle) was really friendly and gave me great advice about using block colours to help me stand out in a good way. As soon as I saw myself wearing this in the mirror, I just felt so confident; I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. Now, I can’t wait to pound the pavement.”

If you are applying for a job and have nothing appropriate to wear book in for a styling session now, contact info@suitedtosuccess.org

Suited to Success attend a Youth Fair

Our staff attended a charity youth fair with approximately 300-500 young adults from ages 18-33 attending the weekend it was a great day ! We were able to assist many young people who are looking for employment.

Our team assist job seekers with writing and reviewing their resume. Our interview workshops allow clients to practice mock interviews. Our Steps to Work Program can provide one-on-one assistance around goals and self confidence.

Clients who don't have anything appropriate to wear to an interview can recive a full outfit to keep in a styling session in our Boutique.

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Thank you to Steadfast Solicitors and the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

For further details or to book in for one of our programs visit our web page or contact us. All of our programs are provided FREE of charge for job seekers.

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Suited to Success at the Clovely Estate Zonta Brisbane City Heart Sip n' Shop

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Suited to Success will be at the Clovely Estate Sip n’ Shop event on Sunday 22nd. We will have designer clothing, shoes and accessories available for sale. All proceeds go towards assisting our unemployed clients.

Thanks to Zonta Brisbane City Heart for hosting us and Rhonda and the team for organising and manning the stall at the event on Sunday.

 

Check out our events page on our web site for upcoming events.

Persistence pays off for Chris

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A great job outcome for Chris

“I’ve been volunteering with a Community Youth Services organisation and a paid Youth Facilitator position recently became available there. I applied for it and have an interview for the role later today. Because it involves working with young people, I want to make sure that I can be seen as approachable and not too stuffy, so I definitely don’t want to wear a tie or anything else too fancy. At the same time, I still want to look neat and professional because I want to be someone that young people can aspire to be like. The outfit I got is comfortable, yet professional. I feel really confident that I can be myself at the interview.”

Update: While Chris felt confident at his interview, he was unsuccessful for this position. A few days later he attended another interview and successfully gained a position as a Mental Health Support Worker at a major hospital.

Congratulations Chris! 

 

Our career hub and interview workshops provide assistance with resume and interview skills and our boutique provides interview appropriate clothing. For further details visit our web page.

The Myer Centre, Brisbane continues support of Suited to Success

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The Myer Centre, Brisbane has continued their support of Suited to Success by sponsoring a community stand to compliment the custom clothing collection point they have set up for city workers to donate their work and interview clothing

The Myer Centre, Brisbane also sponsored a pop-up shop for 4 months in mid 2017. This enabled us to raise much needed funds to support more clients through our programs.

Thank you to the team at The Myer Centre, Brisbane who are always so willing to work with us and support our work with unemployed men and women. If you would like to sponsor a pop us store please contact us to find out how we can work together.

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Look At These Results for 2017

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We are so pleased with what we have achieved in 2017. An amazing effort from our 10 staff and 79 volunteers plus all the supporters who helped us with projects throughout the year. See more of our 2017 highlights in our 2017 wrap up

2018 is set for some wonderful opportunities for us to reach even more clients. It's really important that organisations like Suited to Success exist so that people can come in and get the help they need to get them on the right track to securing lasting employment.

We are looking for financial and strategic partners to get involved and be a part of our journey to assisting more clients.

Please contact us to find out more and be a part of our journey in 2018.

 

McCullough Robertson Lawyers Host our Annual General Meeting

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Thank you to Richard Hundt, Senior Associate from McCullough Roberton Lawyers for hosting our Annual General Meeting last night in their board rooms. 

Members, Directors and Staff attended to hear an overview of the 2017 year's results and highlights and a snapsht of what's in store for 2018.

2017 has been a busy year and we are pleased to present some of the highlights in our Annual Report.

Development Network Conflict Resolution Guest Speaker Brigid Leishman

Conflict Resolution

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We were delighted to welcome, at today's Development Network, Brigid Leishman as our guest speaker! Brigid is an experienced senior executive who has lived and worked in four countries. She has managed, worked with, and coached people at all levels and from many different backgrounds. She is known for her direct style and likes to bring humour to her presentations/which assists in embedding learning. She has raised four children as a working mother, so is well versed with conflict inside and outside of the workplace!

Follow this link to learn more about Brigid: www.linkedin.com/in/brigid-leishman-7bb60241

Brigid will cover the following key areas in relation to Conflict in the Workplace:

  • Five key reasons conflict arises
  • Manage, don't avoid
  • Conflict can be healthy
  • First principle, you are always in control of your own behaviour

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear and learn from Brigid’s experiences!

Find out when the next Development Network event is on - check out our events calendar

Missed the session? read Brigid's tips here

Nudgee College Easter Morning Tea

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A huge thank you to the ladies auxiliary for welcoming us to the Easter High Tea and getting involved to support our clients by donating $500 and collecting 471 clothing items for our boutique.

The high tea was attended by 250 members of the ladies auxiliary, and hosted by the Principal and Deputy Principal of Nudgee College.

Nicole Hard answered many questions about what STS does and shared some client journeys from homelessness to employment in a session facilitated by Rebecca Blinco from Carbon Creative

International Women's Day 9th March

Throughout the month of March Suited to Success celebrated International Women's Day.

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2018 is the call to #pressforprogress, now, more than ever there's a strong call-to-action to press forward, and progress gender parity motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

International women's day is important to raise awareness of our Women's program Dress for Success. 60% of our clients are women with many coming from domestic violence backgrounds or women returning to the workforce after raising family.

Like the 2018 Press for Progress our Mission is

“working together to provide individuals in need with personalised support to secure lasting employment”

Our staff and volunteers are committed to taking action and supporting our clients on their journey to employment.  Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and also commit to press for progress.  

Want to take action and support our clients and programs? visit suitedtosuccess.org or contact us 

Leading Firm Livingstones Support Suited to Success

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Employment Relationship Advisors, Livingstones hosted Nicole Hard, General Manager and Dianne Gillis, Director at a cocktail function at Blackbird Bar and Grill to celebrate gender parity for International Women's Day. The Brisbane office are getting together to collect work clothing for our clients and planning to further support our clients and programs in 2018.

Thank you to the team for your valuable support. Want to find out how you can support us? contact us on info@suitedtosuccess.org

Waterfront Place Supports Suited to Success

The community team from Waterfront Place are getting together to raise awareness for International Women's Day with a collection of clothes and money from a morning tea.

It's vital for our continued operation to get members of the community involved, so a big thank you to Jessica Kiely and the team for hosting this event for us.

Compass Group Supports Suited to Success

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Compass Group have got the staff in the office to get together to support International Women's Day and Suited to Success to #pressforprogress for gender parity.

Thank you to the team for supporting our clients. In 2017 we assisted over 1400 clients with 70% of our youth program graduates obtaining a job after completing the program, while 97% indicate an improvement in their self-esteem. We are helping our clients one outfit at a time.

Want to find out how to support our clients and programs. Contact Nicole on gm@suitedtosuccess.org

 

Women in Business for QLD Women's Week

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Nicole Hard, General Manager and Julie Anderson, Director attended the Women in Business reception at Parliament on Tuesday night as part of QLD Women's Week, to celebrate the importance of women in business. As a charity, it's important that we have opportunities to innovate to ensure our sustainability and growth so we can ultimately reach more unemployed clients in need. We've assisted over 7500 unemployed men and women. 

Want to support our clients and programs get in touch with us E: info@suitedtosuccess.org