Empowering Individuals to Economic Independence and Self-Sufficiency

Summer used to be a slow season, but that hasn’t been the case for a while now. Our clients and community members are working hard year-round, and our programs are here to support you. Our full staff is back in the office and working to serve our clients.

One thing you should know: we have the best community of support. Our closets are bursting at the seams with wonderful items for our clients’ interviews and new jobs, and we will be taking a summer break from accepting donations of business attire and accessories. In the meantime, you can always direct your support to our other programs, like the Employment Skills Training Program, Virtual Career Center, Vets for Success, or our Mobile Unit, by clicking here. We are so grateful for your generosity.

We hope you are all finding ways to have a little fun this summer, close to home or further afield. And when you come home, we’ll be here.

Sincerely,
Sonia Jacobson
Founder and Executive Director
Suited for Success / Dress for Success Miami



Upcoming Virtual Workshops

All workshops are free and open to the community. Registration is required. Download a PDF flyer here.

Rise to the Challenge: Job Interviews in the “New Normal”
It is more important than ever to adapt and refresh your skills in the new job market. Join Suited for Success/Dress for Success Miami for a free virtual workshop and learn the basics of going on a job interview (including virtual interviews), answering difficult interview questions, and navigating the interview process.
Wednesday, July 14, 11 am – 12 pm
Register: http://bit.ly/workshop714

Power Your Job Search with Google Tools
Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and learn how to organize and enhance your job search experience using Google Workspace tools. In this session we’ll discuss best practices for discovering career opportunities using Job Search on Google, using Google Sheets to track the progress of job applications, and creating a resume using Google Docs.
Tuesday, August 31, 11am – 12pm
Register: http://bit.ly/workshop831


Dress for Success Workshops

Through our Dress for Success Miami women’s program, additional virtual workshops are available to job-seeking women. Check out a few of the upcoming topics below. Space is limited; registration required. Full schedule and descriptions [PDF] > 

Better Practices to Take Control of Your Finances and Your Life

In a world where we have access to money, 24 hours, through ATMs, online banking and online shopping, it can be difficult to actually know how much we are spending. Without a spending plan, we sometimes feel we have no control over our finances.

Members of the Essex County (NJ) Links Chapter will outline tips and easy steps you can take right now to become mindful of your spending, develop discipline in executing your plan and create excitement about achieving your goals. It may be hard in the beginning, but knowing you are in control of your finances brings peace of mind and security that is priceless.

Tuesday, June 29, 6:30 pm | Register >

A Woman’s Guide to Self Advocacy at Work with Louis Vuitton

No matter where you are in your career, speaking up on your own behalf is challenging, but missing the chance to speak up for yourself can mean missing out on promotions, raises and other career milestones.

This workshop, hosted by the Human Resources & Legal teams at Louis Vuitton Americas leads a conversation on information to help you feel more confident navigating yourself in the workplace, focusing on topics specific to a woman’s experience:

  • Navigating and negotiating job offers: Understanding how to evaluate job offers, critical moments for negotiation
  • Evaluating and advocating your compensation: Breaking down what goes into full compensation to strategize what you can ask for
  • Managing relationships in a virtual work world: Having tough conversations in a remote setting

There will be an emphasis on action steps that will allow all participants to leave with a collection of tools to make self advocacy easier.

Wednesday, June 30, 6 pm  |  Register >


From the Office

We are so grateful for our community of support!