Suited to Success
Our Partner Gavin Weller and his wife Jenny
are thrilled to be assisting Suited to Success establish their first pop-up
store on Q level in the Myer Centre on the Queen Street Mall, by Jenny volunteering
her time full time for three months.
Suited to Success is a not for profit organisation that relies on the
generosity of private, community and corporate donors, and raises much needed
funds through the sale of donated clothing and accessories that are excess to
requirements or are casual or partywear.
Suited to Success helps disadvantaged unemployed people in SE Queensland
facing barriers to gain and retain employment. They offer a range of programs
designed to build self-esteem and self-confidence and provide basic job search
and work skills as well as workwear and styling advice.
"Steps to Work" is a holistic
extended program providing one-on-one tailored
support and a series of interactive workshops. Topics covered include
job preparation and interview techniques, effective communication, personal
presentation, technology, getting ready for work and networking. There is a specific youth program for 15 to
24 year olds, where unemployment rates are staggeringly more than double the 6%
rate across Queensland.
The Styling Boutiques for men and women
offer personalised sessions providing
outfits for clients so that they look good on the outside as well as feeling
more confident when they go for interview. When the client is successful in
gaining a job they are invited to return for a capsule wardrobe to mix and
match with their interview outfit. These
are provided free to the client including shoes, accessories and
The Career Hub helps with writing resumes
and application letters to address job selection criteria. Volunteer HR
specialists gives practical advice and coaching on interview technique and
offer tips and tricks of dealing with nerves and answering common interview
All clients are invited to join the monthly
Development Network workshops to network with potential employers and corporate
supporters. Regular guest speakers who
are experts in their field deliver practical workshops covering a range of
professional and personal development topics.
Around a thousand people each year are
helped by Suited to Success on their journey to gain a job and find a
meaningful career pathway.
If you'd like to assist, donations of
pre-loved clean corporate wear of all shapes and sizes, and particularly men's shoes and belts, are gratefully
accepted and deeply appreciated. These
can be dropped at Suited Success at 47 Anderson St, Fortitude Valley (9 am – 3
pm), or to their pop-up shop on level Q Myer Centre behind Customer Service (
10 am – 4 pm).
Better still, come and visit the Suited to
Success pop-up store when you are next in the CBD, buy something new for your
wardrobe and donate something to make some room at home!
Find out more about Suited for Success here!