Meet our Dress for Work volunteer: Ingrid

Let’s get to know Ingrid – a Human Resources and Holden enthusiast, as well as a Dress for Work volunteer! Ingrid came to volunteer for Dress for Work after she dropped off some donations at the showroom and enquired whether she could use her HR background to help clients with job support – needless to say, Dress for Work jumped on the opportunity to utilise her expertise as a Resume Reviewer!

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

My name is Ingrid, and I live and work in south-western Sydney. I have lived here all of my life, with my Family, and we love this area. I work in HR/ Admin in Aged Care, and no 2 days are ever the same. When I am not at work, I enjoy restoring furniture, and looking after and my Family and my garden.

What do you do at Dress for Work?

I am a volunteer at Dress for Work where I proof-read, edit and correct resumes submitted by our Participants. I do this remotely at home, mostly after work. I try to assist and give all Dress for Work clients constructive feedback and ownership for what they have submitted, as it is their story of their qualifications and experience. I enjoy doing this, knowing that my experience can assist our Participants when applying for work.

What do you do when you are not at Dress for Work?

Apart from working, I like to undertake furniture restoration and caring for my Family. I also like to watch home renovation TV shows and I like to eat chocolate 🙂

What do you enjoy most about volunteering for Dress for Work?

With my assistance, I try to make putting together a job application a positive experience for all clients, and my aim is to foster confidence and independence in each applicant. I also like knowing that I can provide practical, hands-on assistance for job applicants from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds with their resumes.

What is something most people would not know about you ?

Most people would not know that I am know a lot about Holden Cars, and my favourite models are from 1960’s.

Thank you Ingrid!

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