“After 17 years of employment at one company, I – not by my own choice – suddenly found myself unemployed and facing the daunting task of searching for a job. My emotional state nearly five months later is one of positivity, but this was not the case earlier in my evolution as a job seeker. I experienced a range of emotions ranging from denial to anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This process was not linear though, I bounced back and forth with overlapping feelings that move towards greater acceptance even as I type this testimonial.
I jumped through all the hoops with unemployment and finally got an approved claim. What next though? How do I proceed? Once I was established with the Department of Unemployment Assistance, I was introduced to MassHire. I thought, oh great, a bunch more hoops to jump through and boxes to check. Well, maybe a few, but not all is as it seems.
MassHire instead became a central place of guidance for me. I met great people who were skilled and more than willing to help me throughout my path to reemployment. From the career counselors to the training advisors and workshop facilitators and some who wore all the hats. I always felt welcome and supported. Even if you are a seasoned job seeker, the guidance you receive, whether one-on-one or through the many workshops across the state is invaluable. I always took away something useful from every interaction and workshop. With MassHire as a partner I became a better job seeker and person, resulting in more interviews and job possibilities than I would have imagined when I started my journey to reemployment.”
- Neil, Belchertown, MA