Congratulations to PSGCNJ member Judy Sung Sil Kim, who has started her job as a Full time Operations Manager and Recruiting Coordinator for Robustwealth in Lambertville, NJ. She wanted to come back to the next general meeting but cannot, so she has provided these words:
“PSGCNJ’s mission is to provide job seekers opportunities with encouragement, empowerment, education and inspiration to advance their careers. I can fully attest to ALL of these as I not only learned the essential tools, best practices and strategies, through the different speakers and through the ACT training program, but even more importantly, PSGCNJ provided a space for me to be (and stay) open minded to the different possibilities and opportunities and avenues and to let that truth truly sink in.
“The irony of me landing this position and role at Robustwealth is that I applied for this initial position (and another position close to a month later in same company) PRIOR and/or SHORTLY after leaving my job in January and PRIOR to my time with PSGCNJ – with a resume that HAD NOT been adjusted/revised with the things I learned, with no inspiring cover letter speaking confidently to who I was and what I had to offer.
“Yes, me “on paper” (i.e my resume, cover letter, LinkedIn) had also changed and evolved in my two months through the help of PSGCNJ.
“HOW I grew as a person — growing in confidence in what I can offer and the boldness to pursue bigger and better things (not settling and definitely “go big or go home”) and rebuilding my emotional strength during this time, and becoming a much more open and eager individual who will continuously grow and evolve with a great company — was much more important, needed and absolutely necessary during this transition. What also changed was my decision and research process in choosing this company and this opportunity which was in line with the type of employee company culture, the opportunities for growth and even the salary range (NOTE: At one point, I was mass applying to anything and everything and STILL yielding little to no results!!!)
“What ultimately changed was me and what sold them was ME in person (and on the phone interviews) that happened as a result of the encouragement, empowerment, education, and Inspiration from each of you (as I personally talked to you one-on-one) and from what I participated in and practiced during the various group activities. The “Me” I am now, is a direct result of what I did together with you all, and through your encouragement to keep contributing and being a support to others during this time and helping me to embrace this time of change and transition. Furthermore, I have made a strong commitment to myself to embrace another one of PSGCNJ’s values of “we believe careers are an evolving, lifelong endeavor,” I will continue to pursue the necessary certifications in process improvement, project management and HR to support the growth with this company and anyone I work for. As I know this role at this start up with quickly evolve and grow in awesome ways in the next few months, I want to be committed and proactive in my own professional development on my own time and equip me with the expertise and tools I need to support change and ongoing improvement. ”
— David Milkes