Last week, our customer Teia from Campbell Page Box Hill gained the confidence she needed for her upcoming job interview through a brand new outfit that was completely free of charge.

This is not an uncommon occurrence for many of our customers because we partner with Wear for Success.

Wear for Success are a not-for-profit organisation that provides professional clothing and work skills training to help people put the best foot forward in the workplace.

Two volunteers assisted Teia over an hour, dressing her in outfits that she could potentially wear to her job interview – or even as an everyday uniform once she found a job that was right for her.

Teia was so excited to attend her job interview

She kept coming out and showing us all the clothes she was getting and in all honestly it was an incredible thing to see how comfortable, confident and engaged she was – like an entirely different person. – David Crichton, Campbell Page Box Hill Service Leader

This trip to Wear for Success wasn’t the regular trip that David had come to get used to after many years working with Jodie from Wear for Success – when Teia was being dressed professionally for her interview, our partnership with Wear for Success Melbourne was highlighted on the 9News Jo Hall Special Report. Click here to view the clip.

Interviews are touch - luckily Teia had some help from our partners Wear for Success

By the end of the day, Teia was feeling confident and ready to attend her interviews.

The smile that is on Teia is HUGE! I haven’t seen this much of a smile on her and it got bigger and bigger throughout the day. – David

Teia had found the confidence to ace her job interview

I feel like I could ace my next interview. Honestly, I feel great. – Teia

Wear for Success commenced in 2011 and is a not-for-profit organisation run by a dedicated group of volunteers and management team, including a Volunteer Board. Since then they have helped over 3,800 people needing support on their journey back to work.

Campbell Page is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making a difference in our communities. Our Disability Employment Services team work with people who have a disability, illness, injury or mental health condition to help them find great jobs and a brighter future. To find out more about our Disability Employment Services, please visit the DES page on our website. To find out more about Campbell Page please click here, or contact us directly.

Words by: Tiarne Pattison