Thursday, April 21, 2016

When is a Phone More Than a Phone?


For the second year in a row, TracFone® is partnering with Dress for Success® for the Success is Calling™ program. As part of the program, TracFone will be donating  more than half a million dollars to empower women to achieve economic independence. In addition, each participant will receive a new smartphone and one year of airtime service.

But these new handsets are more than just a phone. These devices are a resource for women without access to a cell phone and limited access to a landline. They are a lifeline to greater opportunities in their professional life. The devices are something they can count on when it comes to such an important and life-changing situation. They represent their potential future.

Think about how integral a phone is to the job interview process. It’s everything. 82% of HR managers say that phone skills are key to not only landing a job, but also important in maintaining a sustainable career. We use them to text a friend to cover our shift or watch our children during the interview. We use them to look up the best driving directions to the interview. Phones are invaluable when it comes to getting your foot in the door professionally.

When you do get that opportunity, it’s important to make the most of it. 85% of hiring managers and professionals say that first impressions made via phone interviews follow the applicant through the entire interview process. So, being prepared for that phone interview is crucial. Success is Calling and TracFone provide women with the tools and opportunities needed to clear that first barrier, and the confidence to be prepared for a face-to-face interview.

In 2015, the Success is Calling program helped the majority of the 300 graduates land a job, including Simone, who realized after completing the Success is Calling program that she has full control of her career and her destiny.



ShaVaughn took a leap of faith with Success is Calling and now sees herself as an influential, courageous person.



Fredericka says Success is Calling taught her not just how to get a job, but how to keep it.




So when is a phone more than just a phone? When it’s a phone from TracFone’s Success is Calling program.


About The Success is Calling Survey
This survey was commissioned by TracFone and conducted by Survata, an independent research firm in San Francisco. Survata interviewed 1001 online respondents between March 07, 2016 and March 14, 2016. For further information, visit www.survata.com.