Suits you ma’am... for the interview

GOING PLACES: Ms Baker (right)  with Lesley Evans, co-ordinator with Dress for Success.
GOING PLACES: Ms Baker (right) with Lesley Evans, co-ordinator with Dress for Success.

AN MSP is keen to see a project which provides women entering the workplace with a business suit for job interviews set up in Fife.

And once a candidate successfully finds a job, she could then choose up to a week’s worth of separates.

Claire Baker, MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife, met with volunteers from Dress for Success Strathclyde in the Scottish Parliament last week and said she would encourage the scheme to be set up in Fife.

It also offers clients mock interviews and, once in employment, an invitation to join the Profession Women’s Group, a career development and network group.

Ms Baker said: “I was really impressed by Dress for Success which is a great project.

“We must do all we can to remove barriers for women seeking work and by providing professional clothing for interviews and employment.

“Dress for Success is offering a practical measure as well as building women’s confidence. If you are on a low income or coming out of a challenging situation, it can be difficult to get yourself suited and booted for job interviews but this provides a solution.”

Ms Baker said if anyone was interested in becoming involved they could contact her office or go to www.dressforsuccess.org which would give details of how to start up.

“Dress for Success relies on personal clothing donations and it was great to see the support it received in the Scottish Parliament,” added Ms Baker.

“I am sure it would be supported if it was established in Fife.”