Sara came to GRoW for help to find a job after being out of work for 7 years and having a young family. She was lacking in confidence but has found support from the GRoW Team and has now accepted a new job working in retail.
Sara said “I heard about GRoW through my local Community Centre where I used to take my daughter. I had worked in retail before I moved to the UK but I hadn’t worked in 7 years and it was affecting my confidence. I felt like I was lost and didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to apply for a job and I didn’t have the confidence to start, I just needed some help and support, which was exactly what I found at GRoW.
Saeema was my adviser and she invited to attend the GRoW Coffee Morning where I can learn about other ladies on the programme which was a great place to start. It was a supportive place and every week I learned something different. I went on to the CV Workshop and Interview Workshop with Sonia and Sheeja and that was amazing. My CV had been really poor before and it was quite a worry for me. Sonia and Sheeja helped me produce a new CV which was so good and the experience of going through the interview workshop was so valuable, it really raised my confidence so that when I did apply for a job and was granted an interview I approached it in a way I never thought possible. I found the job on Indeed for a Sales job for a retail company and have just accepted the offer to start next week.
I am very grateful to the GRoW Team for helping to support me and build my confidence. All of the workshops I attended and the GRoW app too were so valuable. The app kept me updated with news and events and the daily lessons and motivators really helped drive me forward. I am now looking forward to starting my new career.