My transition from military to civilian life wasn’t too difficult: shortly after separation, I enrolled in college. I then started my first job in I.T. support field. Unfortunately, after 20+ years of successful employment, I got laid off due to company downsizing.
After trying to find employment on my own, I soon realized that my resume writing and interviewing skills were quite inadequate. It was clear to me that I needed some help. That’s when I was referred to the” JOB READY VETERANS” seminar by Beverly Fitch.
The seminar helped me tremendously. It taught me how to write a professional resume and to prepare for and conduct a successful interview.
Currently I work at the Internet Café/Computer Lab at VA Facility, as a Lab Technician where I assist Veterans with computer skills, setting up email accounts and finding employment.
I also co- facilitate a weekly Job Club where veterans have the opportunity to discuss with fellow comrades the barriers they face with transition and finding employment. I have already informed many of them about OJRV’s next seminar and many appeared to be interested.