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March 22, 2021  BY COMPASS CAREER SOLUTIONS

Confidence to work and Keep Herself safe!

I always wanted to work. It didn’t matter what type of work, I just wanted to make enough money to take care of my pets and pay for the maintenance on my car. I also thought it would be good if I could make extra spending money for the Anime conventions that I like to go to.

I was referred to Compass by a friend. My mom reached out and we scheduled an appointment with Jan to start services. She was very supportive every step of the way, and even set me up with a self-defense instructor because one of my fears was that I was too small to protect myself out in the community.

I got a call for an interview from one of the first applications that we submitted. I was so excited. The interview process was much easier and less stressful than it would have been without support from Compass. I had two interviews with the same company that day and I got the job! It’s been 2 years and I am still there. Compass’ support has been very beneficial to me. Not only did they help me find a job, they also helped me get my schedule changed, and to learn to protect myself so I could feel secure working.

Since then, I have been able to gain more confidence in driving. I am also able to help pay the medical expenses for my pets and pay for the maintenance on my car. As a bonus, I was able to buy Christmas presents for my family, as well as some cool things for myself!

If I were to talk to someone considering getting help from Compass, I would highly recommend them. They helped me find a job that I enjoy. They are very friendly, understanding and willing to be there every step of the way.