“This note is a very sincere thank you for all the time you took with me. I GOT THE JOB!.... The world has changed trying to find a job without computer skills, and you changed my life.-because you were right on target as what to do and what not to do. You (Dr. Korman) deserve a huge applause for helping me not only find a job, but the dignity it has brought. “-Barb D. May 13/15
“….amazing and wonderful people who cared about me. Your office provided more than guidance, but real down to earth hope. I had given up. Newspaper ads had jobs but nothing for me. A friend saw your ad online….and gave me your information. After one week of classes, using your computers I had 2 interviews and with your tools you gave me I finally found my dream job. How can I repay you? God bless.” Johnnie P. April 16/13
" .....so thankful for all you have done for me and my family. I had no idea how to operate a computer....now I am able to explore the internet,
find exactly what I needed, and apply for multiple positions, at the same time, learning how to write a fantastic attention grabbing CV, save it and make slight changes and apply for various jobs.....not bad for a guy who did not even know where a power button was....and one other thing....Dr. Korman's patience and advice made an incredible impression on me....I have new confidence...".David S.M. November 11/14
“…I had no computer and was frustrated trying to find a job so I gave up. I was ashamed, down and felt shut out of the world. I had to get welfare. I lost my wife to cancer and life frankly was not so rosy. Then I heard of these people. In 2 hours after my call with the Dr. (Korman), I had hope. He guided me through steps, and cobbled (his words) together a resume. He explained its purpose, and after sending out resumes I got a job offer. Today I am independent, and soon to be a manager at a restaurant. I owe it to these people. Thanks, thanks thanks. “ David P . April/14
"...Immigrated to Calgary from Greece. I had no hope of finding a job and everyone here in competition for so few jobs. Greece is a failed system. Canada is a dream come true. I came for a job and it fell through as my skills were not matching once I interviewed. Dr. Korman, your boss, pretended we are in interviews, over and over again until I understood how to answer questions to my favour. He patient man and so expert. You can tell he is amazing teacher. 3 interviews no jobs. Then the last one was important as I had all the experience and the interviewer asked the trick questions and without hesitation I answered. Next day a job was offered. How to thank your boss. I write to tell others there is hope-this man can help you also." Natanya S. February 2016
"..I can highly recommend OPERATION KICKSTART to everyone. I never met Dr.Korman who I spoke to many times and emailed with. What a special gentleman. He gave me the ability, confidence and poise to not only find one job but two. Both part time. I needed a salary. Now I have been asked to stay full time. All because of OK. Thanks for mentoring me to a better life." David R. M. MARCH 2016
"...My name is Pam. I was a nurse in Mexico. I moved here as I wished a better life for my children. I read an ad online contacted this society and in 2 weeks was offered a nurses assistant position at a hospital outside of Calgary. Dr. Korman is a great teacher. I plan to get my certification as a registered nurse, but noow have a job so I can build my life. I was taught never to give up even though dark clouds. Now, Dr. Korman is my inspiration. He can help so may. And its free service."
Marion Pam D. APRIL 2016
‘’….I was in town for a job interview, and it did not go well. I went online, and saw an ad for a nonprofit that helped unemployed develop skills. I phoned and spoke to a gentleman who said he could not help me, as I had a computer and access to internet, and this nonprofit only helped those who were shut out due to not having access through cell phones or computers. Yet, he made an exception, reviewed my resume, rewrote it and drafted a “killer” cover letter, and before leaving Calgary got another interview with the same firm that rejected me before. I was offered a position, but did not take it as money was not right. Spoke to Operation Kickstart again, and was given a strategy, that not only worked but got the job with greater benefits and increased salary. I am totally impressed with not only the knowledge but dedication of these great folks. “ Leo B. May 16/15
“…finding work without a computer is impossible. Jobs are hidden. You need tools to find them. OK, kicked me in the….and started me in the right direction. They did not find me a job. They gave me a tool kit so I could help myself get in the game. I did not know how to “turn on” a computer, never mind search for jobs. Their instruction was fun and I learned. Today, I search online, and amend my saved resume to save time. I have learned so much, and although have not found a job yet, have the skill set and confidence now. Thank you guys.” Peter M. November 9/14 ( Ps. Peter found his dream job 2 months later and is still employed).
“…Shalom Dr. Korman. Your investment in me, and patience paid off. I went to my interview prepared with knowledge and was offered a position. My interview went exactly as you said. I am proud of myself for not giving up. Thanks so much.” Sarah G. December 21/14
“….It was an outstanding honour and pleasure to work with OPERATION KICKSTART, and have recommended you to friends and will promote you at a gala dinner this Sunday.” Chana N. 2014
"...DR KORMAN, I am so very happy for you and what you do. Excuse my English please. I speak to you last month February at KICKSTART offices for a job help. I had a CV done and you redid for me. I made many mistakes and you corrected them for me for free. Also my very thanks for speaking so understanding about my situation. In Europe we do not get a job this way. Here the internet is only way to job. Now I can use efficiently and JOB SCOUT id such good teacher under your kindness supervisor. To tell you truth I do not think I good enough to make a hire. 6 weeks later my improved CV and with you guidance I found job at building for maintenance. My family now so proud and we have food to eat and nice rent place to live in. Canada so kind to me and you are especial man with blessed for helping so many peoples." Rudy R. March 2016
"..I CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND OPERATION KICKSTART. THE PROCESS IS SERIOUS AND AS DR. KORMAN SAYS ALL THE TIME, LOOKING FOR A JOB IS A JOB! HE WAS INSPIRING AND MOTIVATED ME TO KEEP AT IT. I HAVE PC SKILLS. I HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE FROM THE UK. I DID NOT COMPREHEND THE WAY JOB MARKET WAS HERE IN CANADA. ONCE I LEARNED THE RULES OF THE GAME, I FOUND EMPLOYMENT. WITHOUT OK I WOULD BE ON GOV’T ASSISTANCE. THANKS AGAIN."