“Before my computer class with AAW I was wasting my time trying to learn how to use the different functions on my computer a heavy black cloud hung over me. Now that I am enlightened with your computer knowledge I feel very capable to brose though my files and attach and send my resumes' and cover letters to my future employers. Thank you for this insight and being knowledgeable to answer all my computer questions. Robert S.
"Thanks to Leana and Sophie for their help. I thank everyone at AAW for all of their help. I work at VSP. The job is very exciting. I am learning a lot on how lenses are made and what procedure they go through to the finish."
- Stephenie Gardner
“I've been working with AAW for about 6 months. The Personal Coaching has helped me present myself better at interviews. The Job Club has given me more confidence to speak in front of others.” Alex S.
“I am jumping up and down because AAW got me a job. I love the services and if people don't think AAW's services are good it's because they are not using them right. After three years of looking for a job I started to think it wasn't going to happen until AAW helped me.” Brian R.
“The amount of 1 on 1 time AAW has spent with me has been very, very helpful. The best information I learned was how to customize your cover letter, resume and interview answers for each job you apply for.” Constance C.
“I really appreciate all of your hard work and pointers that you gave me to help me find a job. You did a really stellar job helping me and I have no doubt that was it not for your efforts, I wouldn't have been hired.” Brian
“AAW, Thank you so very much for all of the time that your team gave to me and my resume! I am glad that we were able to meet. Thanks to you, these two pages are great tools that will work for me. You are super-terrific and I know that God smiles at you. Thanks again. I am truly grateful.” Don L.
My experience with AAW started with skepticism , as I could not conceive how it could help me land a job, let alone a career. However, from the initial orientation to the acceptance of my position within the state of California, I stockpiled countless useful tools and techniques which served me well. I learned business confidence and how to get my resume to set itself apart. I learned how to use key phrases and words to relate my experience to the job description. Having a mock interview with Sophie a few days before an actual state interview allowed me to be confident and comfortable. Sophie helped me believe in what I was saying and in turn it allowed the interviewers to believe what was being presented. I learned to verbalize how excited I was about the position and when asked to speak about myself to keep it "professional and not personal." I had several key words and things to remember written inside my folder, and was able to study them in the lobby of the offices. Every tool you need to find your dream job is being offered to you through AAW; however, it is your job to both grab the tool and then utilize it. If you have an interview, whether it is at Safeway or in my case the Board of Equalization, and you are not scheduling a mock interview beforehand I say shame on you. Sharpen your tools and go into those interviews and take charge of them! The world is waiting for all of us, do the footwork and you will be eventually rewarded. One last note, job club helped me stay positive through every rejection letter and all the applications sent out. Keep your head up and push forward. That is what job club and AAW taught me.
Thank you for teaching me to fish,