Career Ready To Wear – Glam Spotlight

Career Ready look: Forever 21 ruffle jacket, Banana Republic skirt, Nine West heels, authentic Coach mini travel tote

Your clothing reflects your attitude, it is yet another form of communication.  Your attire speaks volumes.  It’s not about how much you spend on an outfit, but the thought (or lack of thought) that goes behind it.  First impressions are critical, especially in a job-interview setting.

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii empowers people to become job-ready through a number of Human Service programs.  Goodwill’s mission is helping people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.  After becoming job-ready through skill building and education, Goodwill’s retail stores is a great resource for people who are looking for an interview worthy outfit from H2T = head to toe.

Rosemy Shikiko is a fine example of someone who is on the road to becoming job-ready as a result of a Goodwill – she’s part of the Ola I Ka Hana program.  This program provides out-of-school youth-at-risk ages 14 to 21 with education, training and employment services necessary to increase educational skills, social skills, life skills, vocational skills, social responsibility, health competencies, and basic math and reading skills.  Youth program participants learn healthy, productive behaviors which help their transition to adulthood.  Youth are also able to further their educational goals and obtain a high school diploma.  The Dress For Success program has provided valuable services for a number of Goodwill’s participants, helping them with professional dress attire.

Hawai News Now will be featuring a Goodwill Spotlight segment on the Sunrise morning show from March – August 2012.  This month’s segment featured Misti Pali, Assistant Director of Employment Services who talked about the VITA Tax Clinic (Volunteer Income Tax Assistant) that offers free tax preparation services for individuals and families making under 50K annually.  Rosemy was featured as a VITA Tax Clinic volunteer and Career Ready make-over recipient.  GLAM! Squad member and fashion expert, Rene Rodriguez did Rosemy’s hair, make-up and styling for the segment and helped to create the compelling before and after make-over for the segment.  Her entire look and the ensemble on the mannequin came from the Goodwill store in Kaimuki and can be found at this summer’s monumental event - Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM!

A before and after transformation on Hawaii News Now

Be sure to tune-in to Hawaii News Now and watch the Goodwill Spotlight each month on Sunrise in the mornings.


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