We all face obstacles when looking for a job, but imagine what would happen if despite all your efforts in researching the company, writing a resume and running through potential questions, your biggest hurdle was not having proper clothing to wear in an interview?
Do you remember that nervous feeling from your first job interview? Sitting there wondering how you’re coming across, not sure if you’re giving the right answers? You feel like you’re sweating, fumbling and mumbling. After it’s all done you might even think your interview was a complete disaster, but the next day, by some miracle, you get the call offering you the job.
If you’ve had a chance to ask your employer why they hired you despite your (perceived) face-plant, the most common response is usually: “You gave a good interview and presented yourself professionally”. In other words, you’ve made a good first impression.
“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression”
Mrs. Kozloski knows first-hand that first impressions matter. She teaches an alternative Co-op Program in the District School Board of Niagara that helps at-risk youth who struggle in regular classroom settings. She knows the challenges her students face at school and in their daily lives. The goal of her program is to help the students present themselves positively and professionally in order to attain or create jobs and become successful, contributing members of society.
The program supports students in developing both learning and employability skills and gives students an opportunity to meet employers in the community through organized field trips to local businesses.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Kozloski and her students are facing a big challenge. Many of her students come from low income settings and lack funds to purchase appropriate attire for job interviews – a set of MeToWe jackets for her entire class.
Without the jackets, the students won’t have the opportunity to make a good first impression. To help give them a better chance at success, Mrs. Kozloski is looking to raise the money through crowd funding, using MyClassNeeds.ca, a Canadian charity for K-12 classrooms.
This is where you come in. You can help Mrs. Kozloski and her class succeed by donating to her project and by spreading the word. You can read more about her project and donate here: https://myclassneeds.ca/en/project/87/
Remember, by helping Mrs. Kozloski’s purchase MeToWe jackets for her students you will also be supporting MeToWe. You will receive a tax receipt for any donation amount, and if you’re a first-time donor, you’ll be happy to know that there’s an added incentive recently introduced by the government.
That means you get more back for your donation. It’s a win-win-win!
This week Addison, our Marketing Intern, went on a Me to We Style Challenge to sport our Karma Headband as many ways as possible!
Here’s how she styled it!
- Worn with hair down
- In a side braid
- As a scrunchie
- Hippie style
The Karma Headband is a versatile accessory to rock at your next yoga class or summer music festival! We love it! Be sure to follow Addison on Instagram @BehindTheStyle to get an inside look at Me to We Style!
Kale Is The New Beef, our first t-shirt design, was created by Doug McNish, a Vegan Chef with a fierce commitment to health and organics. Doug hopes to inspire people to start paying attention to their diets and taking responsibility for what they eat. By engaging with local farmers markets, independent health food stores or grocers and eating locally grown food such as kale, Doug believes our lives can drastically change for the better.
Kale had the power to change Doug’s life and he believes that it can do the same for anyone, after all, it is the new beef.
You can purchase Kale Is The New Beef on the Me to We Style website until June 18th, 2013.
Your Fellow Shameless Idealists,
It’s that awkward in-between time of year when you’re not sure whether to break out t-shirts and shorts or to crawl back into hoodies and flannel! To cope with the ever changing Canadian weather, Addison loves the Me to We Style Harmony Tights!
How she wears it:
- For warmer days: Under tunic blouses with ballet flats
- For chilly nights: Paired with layers and chunky knits with scrunched socks and slouchy boots
Be sure to follow our marketing intern Addison @BehindTheStyle on Instagram, to check out all the “Behind the Scenes” of Me to We Style!
This week’s Music Monday staff pick is Feel the Love by Rudimental Featuring John Newman, to help you get through the rest of the week!