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Mentorability Experience Stories: Rozina

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Breaking through barriers

Having just recently moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Rozina found herself in a new country without a job or income and was feeling hopeless because she needed to support her two daughters. With over 10 years experience in HR Senior Management in her home country of Kuwait, Rozina had all the skills necessary to gain employment in Canada but just needed a little help in order to do so.

Thankfully, Rozina was referred to the MentorAbility Program through TEAM Work Cooperative, and she was paired with an experienced mentor working in Human Resources in Halifax. Under this mentor’s guidance, Rozina was able to gain real-life work experience within a Canadian HR firm, and she was properly coached on how to succeed in obtaining her HR Certification in the future. Rozina impressed TEAM Work so much that they hired her as a Job Developer.

Rozina felt like she “needed to start life over again from the beginning” when she arrived in Halifax and feared she wouldn’t be able to do so because of employment barriers. Thanks to her encounter with the MentorAbility Program, however, Rozina said her “whole life has changed” and her “confidence is back” after what was a very difficult time. Now, Rozina has real HR experience in Halifax and she’s also working and able to support her family! “I would encourage everyone to [use the] MentorAbility Program,” Rozina said. “It can make a great change [in your life].”

Way to go Rozina! You’re an inspiration to us all!

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