Here at Alf we are passionate about giving back to our community. So, through our partnership with Dress for Success we are proud to be able to support Australian women to feel empowered and confident in their journey to transition back to the workforce.
As part of our ongoing partnership with Dress for Success we sat down with one of their clients to discuss how the support helped them regain confidence returning to work.
Meet Michaela, a 50-year-old full-time carer to her three children. Michaela had been applying for jobs for five years but was struggling to find success due to her lack of confidence. She enjoyed cooking, reading, and scuba diving in her spare time, but the fear of rejection and the pressure to provide for her family weighed heavily on her mind.
After hearing about Dress for Success Perth from a friend who shared one of their Facebook posts, Michaela decided to seek their services. She attended a styling session and career workshops, where she received one-to-one job readiness support, which made a significant difference in her job search.
When asked about her experience, Michaela advised other women considering making an appointment with Dress for Success to go for it. She emphasised that the ladies at Dress for Success are incredible and lovely, and their services can make a significant difference in your job search.
What difference has it made to you, being supported by Dress for Success?
"It has made a big difference - I think the biggest thing being a client of Dress for Success is to believe in yourself. Going to the styling session was such an eye opener. It’s so good to go to a job interview and know you look nice and are putting your best foot forward."
Alf has been proudly partnering with Dress for Success for several years, and we were so happy to have you join us at our photoshoot for our Luxe Sue collaboration (on your 50th Birthday, no less!).
"I think it’s a wonderful campaign. I feel like a lot of women get overlooked for jobs, because of their age and/or circumstances. It’s really important for employers to give women, who have been out of the workforce, a chance to show what they can do."