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Dress for success in job interviews

Are you an unemployed or underemployed woman in Ireland?


Written by Sarah White and posted in employment


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Dress for Success is a charity organisation that supports unemployed women in finding jobs, lending clothes, and providing interview and work skills. In Ireland, women, on average, earn €87 for every €100 a man would make. Dress for Success’ main purpose is to break down this divide and help women succeed in the workforce.

There are two organisations currently running in Ireland; Dublin and Cork.

There are three main services that Dress for Success has available for women.

  • Suiting Program - A Dress of Success stylist will help women choose a suitable outfit for an interview as well as allow them access to more outfits until they receive their first paycheck. All outfits are accompanied by shoes and a handbag.
  • Career Center - Dress for Success volunteers help women gain interview skills and gives advice on improving their CVs.
  • Steps to Success programme - A group that meets once a month to promote job retention and progression among women in the workforce. It’s easy to get in contact with someone about the programme if you wish.

How do I sign up?

If you are a woman that is unemployed or underemployed, you can be referred to Dress for Success through many referral agencies such as: job clubs, employment services, social welfare or other community organisations. Dress for Success’ services are free, but you must be referred through a referral agency to have access to their services. All you have to do is get in touch through this form for Dublin or via email for Cork on their website and they will signpost you to your local referral agency.

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Published July 6th, 2016
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