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Smartworks did just the job for Network’s Community Engagement Officer, Dionne Johnson

Dionne Johnson, Community Engagement Officer, successfully secured her position at Network Homes thanks to Smartworks.  She was looking for a new career and after a few unsuccessful interviews she was introduced to Smart Works.

Smart Works is a charity that provides high quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women in need. They harness the power of clothes and confidence to allow a woman to be her best at a crucial moment in her life, giving her the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools required to succeed at interview and transform her life.

Dionne said: “I had the most wonderful experience. I was given a personal stylist who kitted me out to be ready for interview. I then sat down with a HR specialist and we went through competency based questions. I felt really confident after the meeting and absolutely ready for my Interview.”

“I then got an interview with Network Homes and got the job in November 2018. My confidence was certainly boosted from wearing an outfit that I would not normally wear and having a one to one with the HR specialist at Smart Works.”

If you’re a woman and would like to be referred to Smart Works then you can either email buildingfutures@networkhomes.org.uk or call Kamara Jackson, Employment and Training Adviser, on 0300 373 3000.