Ready, Set, Success!

In Ready, Set. Success, you will cover various supportive and engaging employment topics to help you find a job and keep a job!

Are you looking at re-entering the workforce after a significant time away from employment? Entering the workforce for the first time? Or do you feel like you need to brush up on some things to feel more confident moving into your new position? Ready, Set, Success will help you to feel prepared and capable in the workplace.

After the initial 4-week classroom component, you’ll be supported in a personalized job search with our Job Developer.

Class Time: Monday-Thursday from 9:30am-2:30pm

Topics Include:

  • Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Safe Computing
  • Confidence and Self-esteem
  • Accountability
  • Communication Skills
  • Boundaries
  • Safe & Secure Employers
  • Removing Fear Factors
  • Employer Expectations
  • Social Media Impact
  • Interview Prep & Disclosure
  • Job Searching
  • Job Offers

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the program for?

RSS is intended for folks who have been out of the workforce for a long time, or are entering it for the first time.

What is the program about?

RSS focuses on the social aspect of getting a job, the “fine lines” of getting employment, and more career-based information.

Who can enroll in RSS?

RSS is open to HRM residents over the age of 18.

Do I have to take any other programs before taking RSS?

No, however we do encourage folks to start with OSC (One Step Closer) and BOSS (Building on Self-Awareness & Self-Confidence) programs first before considering working towards employment.

What's the next step after completing RSS?

After completing RSS, clients work with our Job Developer to decide if they are ready to pursue employment, or another opportunity such as education or volunteering.

“I am more confident in myself after completing the program and I feel that I can get the job I want. The interview process, which I was always very fearful of, seems a lot less stressful now!”

— Elaine, 2023 RSS Client

“When I came to RSS, I was not familiar with the employment environment, how to navigate employment sites, or how to choose a job based on my needs. At the end of the program I feel confident enough to choose the job I want based on my passion.”

— Sandra, 2023 RSS Client