A NOVA Success Story: Kalina Koinova
ProMatch, a collaborative of NOVA and the California Employment Development Department, is a member-driven program where job seekers from the professional fields obtain the right connections, resources, and encouragement necessary to engage in a proactive job search leading to successful reemployment. ProMatch customer Kalina Koinova describes her success story:
“As my third week of gainful employment at Spirent Communications is coming to an end, I wanted to express once more my gratitude to ProMatch. It not only helped me define what I am good at doing and how to talk about what I bring to an organization, but it also helped me ease into work life after months of unstructured life. Thank you for encouraging me to step up and for giving me the support and encouragement I needed every step of the way.
Time after time at work I find myself using the skills I learned or honed during my tenure at ProMatch. And what I've learned is paying off - not even three weeks in and I've been given the big task of developing the training materials for the next version release of the two products in my division. I will also deliver this training to the global internal sales, technical sales, and professional services organizations for my business unit. What a great way to put into practice the facilitation skills I learned in the Facilitations Skills Workshop! And thanks to being a ProMatch co-manager, I feel confident speaking in front of a bigger audience!
The time away from work has been an amazing growth opportunity for me because of ProMatch. This organization is truly a hidden gem and I will cherish the great memories and impact it has left with me. You have personally touched my heart and mind in so many meaningful ways for which I will always be grateful. If there is anything I can do to help you or ProMatch, please let me know.