This post was sponsored on behalf of TracFone Wireless and One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
I remember my first job. I had no experience, I was eighteen years old and I had applied to be a secretary at a funky T-shirt company. The fact that the company didn’t even have a typewriter didn’t matter to me. I was on my own and I needed the job desperately, but I was unprepared for the workforce! One day on the job and I realized that this was not the right place for me. The owner seemed a little “off”—very sleepy and drugged out. One of my coworkers did something for me that I still remember to this day: She offered me an entire wardrobe of business clothes because we wore the same size and she knew I wanted to move on to a more professional job. I had no money, business smarts, or experience in how to dress. She gave me the gift of confidence and I immediately signed up for typing lessons!
We all need a helping hand and I am all for Paying it Forward. That was many years ago, and it taught me the lesson that appearance makes for confidence and success, as well as determination and skill set. And now, Walmart and TracFone have partnered up with Dress for Success to assist women starting out. Not only do they give interview suits and a network of support to job-seeking women, but they’re also providing TracFone phones to make business calls, ace phone interviews, and keep in touch for networking.
To contribute to the Success is Calling™ program, you can go to Walmart or Walmart.com and buy a TracFone device in the month of April. TracFone with donate 20% of the handset sales (up to $525,000) to Dress for Success. TracFone will donate these funds and provide women who complete the Success is Calling™ program with a NEW SMARTPHONE and ONE YEAR of airtime to help them launch their new career and assist them to reach their career goals as they enter the workplace! This program instills confidence and gives women tools to start their work career right. EVERY TracFone can help EVERY woman who completes this program start a new life and allow her to create independence. Go to Success is Calling™ to check out this exciting new chance for women to grow and succeed! I love that TracFone believes in helping other women get the chance that I had at building self-confidence by providing the tools that are essential to entering the workforce.
Do you have any advice for job-hunters? Share it on Twitter using the hashtag #SuccessisCalling and you’ll be entered for a chance to talk about career advice over the phone with TracFone partner Vanessa Williams!
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